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Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH

Dr. Culpepper is Professor of Family Medicine and was the founding Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts. He received his MD degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and his MPH degree from Boston University. Dr. Culpepper has conducted federally funded studies of depression and anxiety, otitis media, and school- and community-based interventions to improve pregnancy outcomes and to prevent teen pregnancies.


He was the co-PI of the Primary Care Anxiety Project, a study of the course of anxiety disorders in primary care settings. Dr. Culpepper served as President of the North American Primary Care Research Group and Chairman of the Research Committee of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He founded and chaired the Board of the Rhode Island Public Health Foundation. His contribution to mental health education is reflected in his work as member of The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, the Anxiety Disorders Association of America Scientific and the National Sleep Foundation science and education boards. He is the editor of the Primary Care Companion for CNS Diseases. He was the primary care member of an Institute of Medicine Study on the Assessment of Ongoing Efforts in the Treatment of PTSD which evaluated the US Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs programs.


He received the NAPCRG-STFM Career Research Award and the North American Primary Care Research Group Maurice Wood Lifetime Research Award. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Medicine. 

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