AACP Board

Area Representitive (A5)

Michael T. Compton, M.D., M.P.H.

Michael T. Compton, M.D., M.P.H.Michael T. Compton, M.D., M.P.H. is Professor and Director of Research Initiatives in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in Washington, D.C. Dr. Compton completed medical school at the University of Virginia, and psychiatry residency, community psychiatry/public health fellowship, and preventive medicine residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to joining George Washington in early 2011, he was an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory. His main research interests include the causes and consequences of treatment delay in first-episode psychosis; correlates of tobacco, marijuana, and other substance use in early-course psychotic disorders; the premorbid and prodromal phases of schizophrenia; schizotypy and psychosis-proneness in non-psychiatric samples; the Crisis Intervention Team model of collaboration between law enforcement and mental health; a novel community navigation program implemented by NAMI-Georgia in Savannah, Georgia; and stigma around schizophrenia. His research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. Dr. Compton is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the American College of Psychiatrists. He serves as Chair of the Prevention Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry and serves on the Editorial Board of Schizophrenia Bulletin. Also being board-certified in preventive medicine, Dr. Compton is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, where he also serves as the Chair of the Prevention Practice Committee, which produces position statements for the College. He serves on the Core Examination Committee of the American Board of Preventive Medicine and is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Among his awards are the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education (APIRE) Young Minds in Psychiatry international schizophrenia award (2004), a Leader of the Future Award of the International Early Psychosis Association (2006), the William Kane Rising Star Award of the American College of Preventive Medicine (2006), the APIRE Early Career Health Services Research Award (2008), and a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI National) Exemplary Psychiatrist Award (2010). Dr. Compton is particularly interested in the interface between psychiatry and prevention.

Michael T. Compton, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Director of Research Initiatives
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
The GW Medical Faculty Associates
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room #8-429
Washington, D.C. 20037
Email:  mcompton@mfa.gwu.edu