David J. Miklowitz, Ph.D.

Professor Psychiatry UCLA Semel Institute David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Senior Clinical Researcher Department of Psychiatry Warneford Hospital Oxford University Oxford, UK Medicine

Dr. Miklowitz is Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute, and a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University. His research focuses on family environmental factors and family psychoeducational treatments for children and adults with bipolar disorder. His work has helped establish the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions as adjuncts to medication in the treatment of bipolar disorder.

Dr. Miklowitz has received numerous awards for his research and writings including Young Investigator Awards from the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (1987) and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) (1987), a Distinguished Investigator Award from NARSAD (2001), the 2005 Mogens Schou Award for Research from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, the 2009 Gerald L. Klerman Senior Research Investigator Award from the Depressive and Bipolar Support Alliance, and the 2011 Bipolar Mood Disorder Research Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. He has received multiple grants for his research from the National Institute of Mental Health and private foundations. Dr. Miklowitz has published over 250 research articles and 8 books. His book Bipolar Disorder: A Family-Focused Treatment Approach (Guilford), won the 1998 Outstanding Research Publication Award from the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy. His book “The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide” (now in its second edition) is an international bestseller. His most recent book, written with psychiatrist Michael Gitlin, M.D., is called “Clinician’s Guide to Bipolar Disorder.”

“AIM for Mental Health is poised to play a critical role in the next generation of research in childhood psychiatric disorders.”

David J. Miklowitz, Ph.D.