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Jesse H. Wright, M.D., Ph.D.

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Dr. Jesse Wright

Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs
Director, UofL Depression Center


  • M.D. from the Jefferson Medical College in 1969
  • Ph.D. in Psychopharmacology from the University of Louisville in 1986
  • Residency training from the University of Michigan completed in 1973
  • Founding President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy
  • Author of the first multimedia program for computer-assisted psychotherapy
  • Author of eight books including the self-help guide for depression "Getting Your Life Back" (chosen by Self Magazine as one of the eight best self-help books)
  • Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American College of Psychiatrists
  • Past President of the Kentucky Psychiatric Association.

Professional interests:

  • Treatment of mood and anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive-behavior therapy
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Computer-assisted therapy
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