Robert Drake, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, of Community & Family Medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute

Robert Drake, MD



(603) 448-0263


  • MD, Duke University, 1978
  • PhD, Duke University, 1977
  • BA, Princeton University, 1971

Curriculum Vitae

Robert Drake CV


Psychiatric Research Center
Dartmouth Institute

Areas of Expertise


Short Bio

Robert Drake, M.D, Ph.D., is the Andrew Thomson Professor of Psychiatry, Community and Family Medicine, and Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the former Director of the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center.  Dr. Drake has studied psychiatric rehabilitation for nearly 40 years.  He is internationally known for his many contributions to transforming services toward greater alignment with client goals and recovery process. 

Dr. Drake is the co-developer of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment, one of the most successful and influential of evidence-based practices.   He has devoted his career to the conceptualization, development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based practices, including IPS, integrated dual disorders treatment, and many other models.  He has conducted numerous randomized controlled trials and has extensively reviewed the psychiatric rehabilitation literature. 


1971-78 NIH Medical Scientist Training Program Scholarship, Duke University
1980 Distinguished Dissertation Award, American Psychological Association, Clinical Division
1985-86, 1986-87 Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School
1989 Community Psychiatrist Achievement Award, American Association of Community Psychiatrists
1989-94 NIMH Research Scientist Development Award, Level II
1993 Keystone Founders Award, National Case Management Conference
1995-2000 NIMH Research Scientist Development Award, Level II
1996 New Hampshire Alliance for the Mentally Ill Systems Change Award
1997 Armin Loeb Award, International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services
1999 Alexander Gralnick Award for contributions to treatment of schizophrenia, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
1999 Health Services Research Senior Scholar Award, American Psychiatric Association
2000 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
2002 Carl Taube Award for Outstanding Contributions in Mental Health Services Research, American Public Health Association
2008 Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Champion Award, Case Western Reserve University
2008 Alexander Gralnick Award for Research on Schizophrenia, American Psychiatric Foundation

Professional Achievements:

1981-82 Dupont-Warren Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School
1982 Laughlin Fellowship, American College of Psychiatrists
1993 Andrew Thomson Chair, Dartmouth Medical School
2010-11 Visiting Professor, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, The Maudsley Hospital, London, U.K.

Published Research

In the Media

‘Bleak Picture’ for Mentally Ill: 80% are Jobless USA Today, July 10, 2014 »