Charles F. Reynolds, III, MD School of Medicine



Research Areas of Interest and Highlights

Dr. Reynolds is internationally renowned in the field of geriatric psychiatry. His primary research interests focus on mood, grief, and sleep disorders of later life, with a particular focus on mental health services in primary care, improving treatment strategies, and depression prevention.

Education and Background

  • Fellow, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, adult and geriatric psychiatry, sleep disorders and clinical electroencephalography
  • Internship, Royal Victoria Hospital and Montreal Neurological Hospital
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • BS, University of Virginia

Dr. Reynolds is the UPMC Endowed Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the Graduate School of Public Health.  He directs the Aging Institute of the UPMC and University of Pittsburgh, and the NIMH sponsored Center of Excellence in the Prevention and Treatment of Late Life Mood Disorders. Dr. Reynolds directs the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry at Pittsburgh and chairs the Sleep Wake Disorders Workgroup at DSM-5.

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 studies of suicide prevention, sleep disorders, and the nation’s eldercare workforce, Dr. Reynolds has served as chairman and member of several research review committees at the NIMH.  He has served as a member of the National Advisory Mental Health Council of the NIMH and has served as President of the American College of Psychiatrists.

Dr. Reynolds’ bibliography contains more than 600 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 the American Journal of Psychiatry and the Archives of General Psychiatry.  He has published his work in JAMA, the New England Journal of Medicine, and The Lancet.