The Royal College of Psychiatrists recently selected Patrick Corrigan, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, as a recipient of its 2019 President’s Medal. Medal recipients are selected for their dedication to improving the lives of people with mental illness by with their contributions to policy, public knowledge, education, and meeting patient needs in diverse and challenging circumstances. Honorees will be recognized at a ceremony in London in July 2019.
Corrigan is a leader of the field of stigma and discrimination experienced by people with health conditions and disabilities. He is principal investigator of the National Consortium for Stigma and Empowerment, a collaboration of investigators and advocates from more than a dozen institutions. He also heads projects examining integrated care primary and behavioral health care in a health disparities framework. He has written more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, is editor emeritus of the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and editor of Stigma and Health. Corrigan has authored or edited fifteen books and is part of the team that developed the Honest, Open, Proud series of anti-stigma programs.