Scientist-practitioner, clinical and community psychologist and health care innovator Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, is CEO of the American Psychological Association. Before joining APA, Evans spent 12 years as commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Service, a $1.2 billion health care agency that is the behavioral health and intellectual disabilities safety net for 1.5 million Philadelphians.
Evans has been recognized nationally and internationally for his work in behavioral health care policy and service delivery innovation. He has also been recognized as a strong advocate for social justice, having received three different Martin Luther King Jr. awards. Evans holds faculty appointments at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Drexel University School of Public Health, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and has held a faculty appointment at the Yale University School of Medicine. Evans is the author or co-author of 40 peer-reviewed research articles and of numerous chapters, reviews, and editorials. He is a fellow and member of the board of trustees of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
Evans holds a doctorate in clinical/community psychology from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in experimental psychology from Florida Atlantic University, where he also completed his undergraduate work.
Dr. Arthur Evans is the first recipient of the Beck Excellence Award.
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