Jesse H. Wright, M.D., Ph.D.

Jesse H. Wright, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Depression Center at the University of Louisville

Jesse H, Wright, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor, Kolb Endowed Chair in Outpatient Psychiatry, and Director of the Depression Center at the University of Louisville. He is the principal author of eight medical or self-help books and the first multimedia computer program for treatment of depression.

Dr. Wright’s research is focused on developing and testing computer-assisted psychotherapy methods for improving the efficiency of treatment and enhancing the psychotherapeutic experience. His investigations have been funded by multiple grants from the National Institute of Health.

Dr. Wright was the Founding President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the President of the Kentucky Psychiatric Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists. Dr. Wright has received the Distinguished Educator of the Year Award from the University of Louisville among other awards. He lectures widely on mood disorders, cognitive-behavior therapy, psychopharmacology, and computer-aided psychotherapy.

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