Richard I. Shader, MD
Professor Emeritus, Molecular Physiology and Pharmacology
Dr. Shader is Professor Emeritus of Molecular Physiology and Pharmacology and Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a former chairman of the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and of the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Shader until 2010, served as Program Director for the graduate studies in the Program in Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics at the Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences. He is also a Senior Research Fellow and Medical Consultant at the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development.
In addition to being a former MERIT Investigator of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Shader was also a member of the National Advisory Mental Health Council for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). He has served on an NIMH study section and is a frequent ad hoc reviewer. He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the NIMH Hypericum Trial and of the Advisory Board for the NIMH Research Units in Pediatric Psychopharmacology. At present, he is on the overall Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for the NIH Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine as well as on the DSMB for its Silymarin trials.
Dr. Shader is past president of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the American Association of Chairmen of Departments of Psychiatry. He is a former Director and member of the Executive Committee of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and now serves as a Senior Director.
Dr. Shader was an individual winner of the American Psychiatric Association’s Seymour Vestermark Award for Psychiatric Education, and received it a second time with colleagues from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Alzheimer’s Foundation and the Association for Aging Research. During the academic year 1990-1991, he was the Kaiser Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California.
A 1956 graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Shader received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine in 1960. He received his psychiatric training at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center at Harvard Medical School and the NIMH in Bethesda, Maryland.
He also graduated from the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute.
He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. In addition, he is the author or co-author of over 600 scientific publications and the author, editor, or co-editor of 18 scientific books and monographs. Among the latter is the very popular Manual of Psychiatric Therapeutics first published by Little Brown and Company (now Lippincott-Williams & Wilkins).