Dr. Geoffrey Reed Receives the 2021 APA Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology

We are pleased to share that Dr. Geoffrey M. Reed was recently presented with the American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology. As a recipient of the APA’s highest award, Dr. Reed is recognized for his tremendous contributions as a scientist, scholar, advocate and leader and his commitment to advancing mental health research, training, and practice globally.

Pictured on the left is Dr. Reed’s acceptance of the Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology Award at the October 2021 Meeting of the APA Council of Representatives. Pictured on the right is Dr. Reed with 2021 APA President Dr. Jennifer Kelly, at the Presidential reception held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Dr. Reed has led and pioneered global efforts to conduct international, multilingual, multidisciplinary research for the development and evaluation of the WHO International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) for Mental, Behavioural, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. As part of this innovative research, Dr. Reed founded and directs the Global Clinical Practice Network, which is the largest, most international practice-based research network that has ever been established. Dr. Reed also facilitated the collaboration between the World Health Organization, National Autonomous University in Mexico, and the National Institute of Psychiatry “Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz,” to establish the first Global Mental Health Research Center located in Mexico.

Dr. Reed is currently a Professor of Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. He serves at the Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Capacity Building and Training in Global Mental Health at Columbia University and continues to lead international training and implementation efforts related to the ICD-11. Dr. Reed has also served as Co-Chair of the APA’s 2021 Presidential Task Force on Psychology and Health Equity, which was integral to the development and publication of the APA’s historic resolutions to promote health equity in the coming years.

To read more about Dr. Reed’s contributions and the APA Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology, click here.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Reed for his exceptional leadership and lifetime of work that has advanced the field of psychology and mental health globally!