Eduard Vieta is Professor of Psychiatry and Chair at the University of Barcelona and Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Hospital Clinic, where he also leads the Bipolar and Depressive Disorders Program in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. His unit is one of the worldwide leaders in clinical care, teaching and research on affective disorders and precision psychiatry. He is also the current Scientific Director of the Spanish Research Network on Mental Health (CIBERSAM).
Professor Vieta has received the Aristotle award (2005), the Mogens Schou award (2007), the Strategic Research award of the Spanish Society of Biological Psychiatry (2009), the Official College of Physicians award for Professional Excellence (2011), the Colvin Prize on Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (2012), the Clinical Neuroscience Lilly award by the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP, 2014), the Simon Bolivar Award (American Psychiatric Association, 2017) and the Research Prize of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP, 2017). Professor Vieta has been twice named best psychiatrist in Spain (Monitor Sanitario, El Español), is an honorary member of the Spanish Society of Biological Psychiatry and has also been awarded Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Valencia.
Professor Vieta has authored more than 1,000 original articles, 450 book chapters and 45 books. His h index is 135 and he has over 67,000 citations (Google Scholar), which makes him the most cited scientist worldwide in the field of bipolar disorder over the last 8 years, as well as one of the world’s most influential scientific minds, according to Clarivate Analytics ranking (Highly Cited). His papers have had over 650,000 downloads. Furthermore, he is Editor-in-Chief of European Neuropsychopharmacology, has served as Invited Professor at both McLean Hospital and Harvard University and as Neuroscience Scientific Advisor to the European Presidency.
EM-57251 - Date of preparation: March 2021