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Andrew E. Skodol, M.D. is Research Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was a Member of the Task Force for DSM-5 and Chair of its Personality and Personality Disorders Work Group. He has been Chair of the Steering Committee and one the Principal Investigators of the multi-site, NIMH-funded Collaborative Longitudinal Personality Disorders Study (CLPS). He has published extensively on the topics of clinical psychiatric diagnosis, the assessment of stress and psychosocial functioning, and personality disorders. He was in private practice in New York City for 31 years.

Dr. Skodol is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. He received his psychiatric training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he continued as Assistant Professor until joining the Columbia faculty in 1979. He was a Research Psychiatrist in the Biometrics Research and Social Psychiatry Departments at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the Director of the Department of Personality Studies from 1997 to 2007, and the Deputy Director of the Institute from 2000 through 2003. He became Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia in 1995, a position he held until 2007, when he moved to Arizona. He was President of the Institute for Mental Health Research in Arizona in 2007-2008 and led the non-profit Sunbelt Collaborative in 2008-2011.

Dr. Skodol is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; Fellow and President Elect of the American Psychopathological Association; Member of the American College of Psychiatrists; Member of the Section on Classification, Diagnostic Assessment, and Nomenclature of the World Psychiatric Association; and Past President of the Association for Research on Personality Disorders.

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