- Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Patrick Corrigan is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and a core faculty member in the Division of Counseling and Rehabilitation Science.
Realizing that the benefits of psychiatric services are limited by stigma, he has spent the past two decades broadening his research to the prejudice and discrimination of mental illness. His work has been supported by the National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment, a collaboration of investigators and advocates from more than a dozen institutions, where he is currently the principal investigator.
Corrigan also extended his research to mental health and social determinants (e.g., ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, and age) and corresponding social disadvantage related to poverty, criminal justice involvement, and immigration concerns resulting in the Chicago Health Disparities Center. He also heads projects examining integrated care primary and behavioral health care in a health disparities framework.
He has written more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, is editor emeritus of the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and editor of a new journal published by the American Psychological Association, Stigma and Health. Corrigan has authored or edited fifteen books, most recently, The Stigma of Disease and Disability. He also is part of the team that developed the Honest, Open, Proud series of anti-stigma programs.
Psy.D., Illinois School of Professional Psychology (1989)
Stigma and discrimination experienced by people with health conditions and disabilities;Psychiatric disabilities and rehabilitation
Corrigan, P.W., & Al-Khouja, M. (in press). Three agenda for changing the public stigma of mental illness. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.
Mulfinger, N., Muller, S., Boege, I., Sakar, V., Corrigan, P.W., Evans-Lacko, S., Nehf, L., Djamali, J., Samarelli, A., & Rusch, N. (in press). Honest, Open, Proud for adolescents with mental illness: A randomized controlled trial. the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
Corrigan P, Kraus D, Pickett S, Schmidt A, Stellon E, Hantke E. & Lara J. (2017). Using Peer Navigators to Address the Integrated Healthcare Needs of African Americans with Serious Mental Illness. Psychiatric Services, 68, 264-270
Corrigan, P.W, Schomerus, G., Shuman, V., Kraus, D., Perlick, D., Harnish, A., Kulesza, M., Kane-Willis, K., Qin, S., & Smelson, D. (2017). Developing a research agenda for erasing the stigma of addictions: Part II. Lessons from the mental health stigma literature. American Journal of Addictions, 26, 67-74.
Corrigan, P.W, Schomerus, G., Shuman, V., Kraus, D., Perlick, D., Harnish, A., Kulesza, M., Kane-Willis, K., Qin, S., & Smelson, D. (2017). Developing a research agenda for understanding the stigma of addictions: Part I. Lessons from the mental health stigma literature. American Journal of Addictions, 26, 59-66.
Corrigan, P.W., Lara, J., Shah, B., Mitchell, K., Simmes, D., & Jones, K. (2017). The public stigma of birth mothers of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41, 1166-1173.
Corrigan P, Pickett S, Schmidt A, Stellon E, Hantke E., Kraus D., Dubke, R. & Community Based Participatory Research Team. (2017). Peer navigators to promote engagement of homeless African Americans with serious mental illness in primary care. Psychiatry Research. 225, 101-103.
Corrigan, P. W., Torres, A., Lara, J. L., & Sheehan, L., Larson, J. E. (2016). The healthcare needs of Latinos with serious mental illness and the potential of peer navigators. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 43, 1-11.
Corrigan, P.W., Schmidt, A., Bink, A., Nieweglowski, K., Al-Khouja, M.A., & Qin, S. (2015). Changing public stigma with continuum beliefs. the Journal of Mental Health, 1-8.