William E Copeland

Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Faculty Fellow, Center for Child and Family Policy

William Copeland is a clinical psychologist and epidemiologist who trained at the University of Vermont and completed his clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center. He is currently a professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont and an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center.

Copeland’s research program focuses on the presentation, course, and biological and environmental causes of psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence. His research goal is to study the pleiomorphic psychopathologic expression of putative risk factors (including promising genetic markers) under varying conditions of adversity across childhood and adolescence.

Copeland’s research program is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD). In 2008, he was awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator grant and a K23 career development award through NIMH.

Research Interests:

  • Children's Mental Health
  • Gene-environment Interaction

Education:

  • Ph.D. University of Vermont - 2003