About Richard Rende, Ph.D.

Richard Rende, Ph.D., is an Associate (Research) Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University and Director of the Transdisciplinary Research Group at Butler Hospital in Providence, RI. He received a BA in Psychology from Yale University, an MA degree in Psychology from Wesleyan University, a PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University, and completed post-doctoral training in Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology at Columbia University.

His research portfolio has included many scientific projects that focus on the link between parenting practices, family interaction, and emotional and behavioral development from infancy through adulthood. His work has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, and the National Cancer Institute. He has over 100 professional publications and presentations, and writes the monthly column “What’s A Parent To Think?” for the New Bedford Standard-Times. He is currently working on a book to be published by John Wiley & sons that explores how environmental interventions can impact genetically-influenced childhood disorders.

In addition to enjoying life with his wife, daughter, and dog (Carlo the Westie), he loves writing country music and is a proud member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).