Pardes, Herbert

Pardes, Herbert

(1934–  ) psychiatrist, educator; born in Bronx, N.Y. He became director of the National Institutes of Mental Health (1978–84) where he focused on improving the public image of psychiatry and increasing research support for psychiatric projects. He became chairman of the department of psychiatry at Columbia University (1984) and president of the American Psychiatric Association (1989).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.