Wallace Renard Professor of Psychiatry
Director of Sasonne Family Center for Well-Being
Education and Training
B.A.: Philosophy, Psychology, Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1966
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1970
Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1969
Listed in America's Top Doctors fourth edition, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2004
Listed in America's Top Doctors third edition, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2003
Listed in America's Top Doctors second edition, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2002
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2002, Best Doctors, Inc
ASAM Award, American Society of Addiction Medicine, 2000
Samuel Hamilton Award, American Pychopathological Association, 1993
Mortimer Goodman Memorial Award, The Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Metro St. Louis, 1992
Edgehill Newport Scientific Recognition Award, 1990
Areas of Clinical Interest
General psychology, personality testing. Research Interests: Genetic epidemiology, genetics of alcohol abuse, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder
Areas of Research Interests
My research on genetic epidemiology of psychiatric disorders is currently focused on linkage studies of alcoholism, schizophrenia, and bipolar affective disorder using molecular genetic probes in systematically ascertained sets of pedigrees.
My research on personality is focused on validation of self-report and performance measures of individual differences in personality and operant/classical learning abilities. This includes cross-cultural studies of the structure of personality and assessment of the relationship between personality and learning.
Cloninger CR, Svrakic DM, Przybeck TR: A Psychobiological Model of Temperament and Character. Arch Gen Psychiatry 1993; 50:975-990.
Svrakic DM, Whitehead C, Przybeck TR, Cloninger CR: Factor Model of Temperament and Character. Arch Gen Psychiatry 1993; 50:991-999.
Cloninger CR: Temperament and Personality. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 1994; 4:266-273.
Cloninger CR, Adolfsson R, Svrakic NM: Mapping genes for human personality. Nature Genetics 1996; 12:3-4.
Svrakic NM, Svrakic DM, Cloninger CR: A General Quantitative Theory of Personality Development: Fundamentals of a self-organizing psychobiological complex. Development and Psychopathology 1996; 8:247-272.
Funded Research Projects
NIAAA (SUNY)(Key Personnel):Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism
NIMH(PI):Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia
NIMH(Key Personnel):Mapping Abnormal Neurodevelopment in Schizophrenia