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Richard Keefe, PhD

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Professor, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Duke University School of Medicine

Richard Keefe, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neurosciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Keefe received his BA from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from New York University.  Dr. Keefe’s research is primarily devoted to understanding cognitive dysfunction and its treatment in patients with psychiatric and neurological conditions, including those at high risk for schizophrenia. He has had a leadership role for cognitive methods in several large National Institute of Mental Health studies, including the CATIE, MATRICS, TURNS, CRSTN and TENETS projects. Dr. Keefe has published more than 250 scientific papers and two books.  Dr. Keefe is Associate Editor of Psychological Medicine and serves on the editorial boards of Schizophrenia Research, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, and Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience.  He was the 2012-2014 President of the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology. Dr. Keefe is on the Scientific Board of the Brain and Behavioral Research Foundation. Dr. Keefe is the CEO and coFounder of NeuroCog Trials, Inc.