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About Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr.

Albert J. Grudzinskas, Jr., J.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Legal Studies, Law and Psychiatry Program in the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His research interests include mental health issues in criminal & civil law, expert testimony, involuntary commitment, sex offender risk assessment & management, and substance abuse. His research focuses on the involvement of persons with mental illness in the criminal justice and civil court systems. He would like to develop a better understanding of how and why the courts have become the access point for social services in most communities for persons living in poverty. He is also interested in the protection of vulnerable populations in human subjects’ research.


Present Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Honors and Awards

  • Included in Marquis “Who’s Who in America” (2010 - )
  • Pride in Performance Citation for Outstanding Performance, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1990)
  • President's Award for Outstanding Contribution, Worcester County Bar Association (1985)

Contact Information

Department of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
Telephone: (508) 856-8719


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