Dr. Reynolds is internationally renowned in the field of geriatric psychiatry. His primary research interests focus on mood and sleep disorders of later life, with a particular focus on treatment (including mental health services in primary care, the mechanisms of treatment response, preventive interventions and suicide prevention.) Dr. Reynolds directs the Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research for Late-Life Mood Disorders for the Study of Late-Life Mood Disorders at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry and three NIMH-funded Research Training Grants.
Dr. Reynolds graduated magna cum laude from the University of Virginia before earning his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in 1973. He then completed a straight medical internship at the Royal Victoria Hospital and Montreal Neurological Hospital and continued on to post-graduate work in adult and geriatric psychiatry, sleep disorders and clinical electroencephalography at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.
The recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Research Scientist Award and a MERIT award for Maintenance Therapies in Late-Life Depression, Dr. Reynolds has twice been named one of The Best Doctors in America. Dr. Reynolds chaired the planning committee for the 1991 NIH consensus development conference on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Late-Life and the 2001 NDMDA consensus conference on Unmet Needs in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Late-Life Mood Disorder. In addition to serving on the Institute of Medicine Study of the Pathophysiology and Prevention of Adolescent and Adult Suicide, Dr. Reynolds has served as chairman and member of several research review committees at the NIMH. He is currently a member of the National Advisory Mental Health Council of the NIMH and has served as President of the American College of Psychiatrists and the International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology.
Dr. Reynolds’ bibliography contains over 400 publications in peer-reviewed journals, which he has written over the past 31 years. The associate editor of American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Dr. Reynolds has also served on the editorial board of several nueropsychiatric, gerontology and sleep journals including the American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuropsychopharmacology.