William E. Copeland

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center at Duke University

Dr. Copeland is a clinical psychologist and epidemiologist, trained at the University of Vermont and Duke University Medical Center. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, co-director of the Center for Developmental Epidemiology and a faculty fellow at the Center for Child and Family Policy. Dr. Copeland's research program has focused on understanding the developmental origins of childhood mental illness. More recently, this work has transitioned to looking at the consequences of childhood mental illness on health and functioning across the lifespan, including how early experiences become biologically embedding to affect later health functioning. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, the National Institute of Drug Abuse, and the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts and his work has been featured in the New York Times, TIME, and CNN.