Charles Raison, MD, is a Professor of Human Ecology and Psychiatry in the Department
of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Raison also serves as Director of Clinical and Translational Research for Usona
Institute, as Director of the Vail Health Behavioral Health Innovation Center, Director of Research on Spiritual Health for Emory Healthcare and as Visiting Professor in the
Center for the Study of Human Health at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Raison’s
research focuses on the examination of novel mechanisms involved in the development
and treatment of major depression and other stress-related emotional and physical
conditions, as well as for his work examining the physical and behavioral effects of
compassion training. More recently, Dr. Raison has taken a leadership role in the
development of psychedelic medicines as potential treatments for major depression. He was named one of the world’s most influential researchers by Web of Science for the decade of 2010-2019. With Vladimir Maletic he is author of “The New Mind-Body
Science of Depression” published by W.W. Norton in 2017.