Dr. Mark H. Rapaport

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Mark Hyman Rapaport, MD, Professor, joined the department January 1, 2021 as new Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and CEO of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI). Dr. Rapaport serves as the second William H. and Edna D. Stimson Presidential Endowed Chair, University of Utah School of Medicine. From 2011-2020, Dr. Rapaport was Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine and Chief of Psychiatric Services at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to that appointment, he was the Chairman of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a Professor of Psychiatry at both Cedar-Sinai and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He was the first holder of the Polier Chair while at Cedars-Sinai and also previously served as Director of the Mental Health Outpatient Clinical Research Center in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, San Diego.

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  • One of the things we need to do, we’re already doing—a thoughtful, concerted and long-term effort to eliminate prejudice and stigma. We also need to increase funding for this kind of work. If we funded this appropriately, the cost savings for the state would be astronomical. It’s one of the reasons all of the institute’s projects also involve examining the economic and social impacts.

    7 December 2022