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■ C. Robert Cloninger, M.D.

Dr. Cloninger is Wallace Renard Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychology and of Genetics, and Director of the Center for Well-Being at Washington University in St. Louis. Cloninger is a member of the evolutionary, neuroscience, and statistical genetics programs of the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University, and is recognized as an expert clinician in the treatment of general psychopathology, substance dependence, and personality disorders. Cloninger is best known for his ground-breaking research on the genetics, neurobiology, and development of personality and personality disorders. He identified and described heritable personality traits predictive of vulnerability to alcoholism and other mental disorders in prospective studies of adoptees reared apart from their biological parents. Cloninger also carried out the first genome-wide association and linkage study of normal personality traits, and has developed two widely used tools for measuring personality: the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire (TPQ) and the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI). A leading expert in the science of well-being, in 2004 he published Feeling Good: The Science of Well-Being. Cloninger serves as Director of the Anthropedia Institute, which is the research branch of the Anthropedia Foundation. Cloninger has earned lifetime achievement awards from many academic and medical associations, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He has authored or co-authored eight books and nearly four hundred articles, and is among the most highly cited psychiatrists and psychologists recognized by the ISI. He has been editor or associate editor of journals, including Behavior Genetics and American Journal of Human Genetics, and served on the editorial board of many other journals, including Archives of General Psychiatry and Comprehensive Psychiatry.

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