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About Jeffrey L. Geller

Dr. Jeffrey Geller, M.D., M.P.H., is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Public Sector Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His research interests include pathological fire-setting in adults; involuntary outpatient treatment (AOT); assessment, treatment planning and delivery of treatment services systems in mental health care; the Americans with Disabilities Act/Olmstead Decision and integrated settings; and the history of American psychiatry.


Present Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Present Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry
Present Director of Public Sector Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Psychiatrist Award for Public Sector, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society (2010)
  • Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (2010)
  • Ronald A. Shellow Award, American Psychiatric Association Assembly (2006)
  • Torrey Advocacy Commendation Award, Treatment Advocacy Center (2005)
  • Arnold L. van Ameringen Award for Psychosocial Rehabilitation, American Psychiatric Association (2003)
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (2002)
  • President's Award for Public Service, University of Massachusetts (1999)

Contact Information

Department of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, Massachusetts 01655


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