Patrick Corrigan is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology.  Prior to that, he was Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago where he directed its Center on Psychiatric Rehabilitation.  His research examines psychiatric disability, substance use disorder, equity and social disadvantage.   Currently, he is principal investigator of the Chicago Health Disparities Center.  Funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, this work examines how ethnic and income disparities further lessen the opportunities of those with serious mental illness.  He is also principal investigator of the National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment, supported by NIH for about 20 years.  He has written more than 450 peer-reviewed articles, is editor emeritus of the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and editor of Stigma and Health published by the American Psychological Association (APA). Corrigan has authored or edited twenty books, most recently, The Stigma Effect published by Columbia University Press.  He is recipient of numerous awards including APA’s Alexander Gralnick award for his research on serious mental illness and the Presidential Medal from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. 

Past and Current Individual Projects (funders)

  • The impact of peer health navigators on the health needs of African Americans with mental illness who are homeless (NIMHD).
  • Peer health navigators to address the health needs of Latinx with serious mental illness (PCORI).
  • Food deserts, health navigators, and the diet/exercise needs of African Americans with serious mental illness.  (NIMHD).
  • Promoting community-based participatory research among African Americans with serious mental illness (PCORI).
  • The needs of returning citizens of color with serious mental illness (PCORI). 
  • Leadership skills training for African Americans with serious mental illness (PCORI).
  • Promoting service engagement for people with serious mental illness through health navigators (NIDILRR).
  • Family centered decision making for Koreans with type 2 diabetes (NIDDK).