Park Elliott Dietz

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Dr.Park Dietz received an A.B. from Cornell University with honors in Psychology and Distinction in All Subjects in 1970. He earned degrees in medicine (M.D.), public health (M.P.H.), and sociology (Ph.D.) from the Johns Hopkins University. While a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, he served psychiatric residencies at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was Chief Fellow in Forensic Psychiatry. He is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. As an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School he served as Director of Forensic Psychiatry at the maximum security hospital at Bridgewater operated by the Massachusetts Department of Correction.

Dr.Dietz is Professor of Law, of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. At the University of Virginia, he teaches courses in Law and Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Criminal Law, and Crimes of Violence, provides training in forensic psychiatry, conducts research on sexual offenses, violence, and threats and directs the Forensic Psychiatry Clinic, which conducts evaluations on behalf of attorneys and courts in criminal and civil cases. He also serves as a Lecturer in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, as a psychiatric consultant to the Behavioral Science Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy, Quantico, Virginia, and as a consultant to attorneys, courts and public agencies throughout the United States.

Dr.Dietz is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Epsilon Delta, and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies. He was the recipient of the 1975 John P. Rattigan Award of the American Society of Law and Medicine, the 1977 Wendell Muncie Award of the Maryland Psychiatric Society and Maryland Association of Private Practicing Psychiatrists, and the 1986 Psychiatry Section Krafft-Ebing Award of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Dr.Dietz has served on the editorial boards of the Johns Hopkins Medical Journal, the Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottawa, the Journal of Forensic Sciences, and Behavioral Sciences and the Law. He has served as Chairman of the Psychiatry Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences; Vice President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law; Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Forensic Sciences Foundation; a member of the Committee on Federal Trauma Research of the National Research Council and National Academy of Sciences; Chairman of the Committee on Abuse and Misuse of Psychiatry and Psychiatrists in the United States and a member of the Advisory Committee on the Paraphilias, Task Force on Nomenclature and Statistics (DSM-III-R), of the American Psychiatric Association; and a member of the Committee on Psychiatry and Law of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. He is also a member of the American Society of Criminology, the American Society of Law and Medicine, the Forensic Science Society (Great Britain), and the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Dr.Dietz's writings have appeared in the American Journal of Public Health, the Archives of General Psychiatry, the Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Behavioral Sciences and Law, the International Journal of Psychiatry and Law, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of Forensic Sciences, the Journal of Police Science and Administration, the Journal of Public Health Policy, Medicine and Law, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, Victimology, and other professional journals and in more than a dozen books. He has addressed medical, psychiatric, psychological, forensic science, and law enforcement audiences throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Australia, and the Federal Republic of Germany.