Dilip V. Jeste, MD

Dr. Jeste is President-Elect of the World Federation for Psychotherapy, and Editor-in-Chief of International Psychogeriatrics. He is Former Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at University of California San Diego. He obtained his medical education in India, and completed psychiatry residency at Cornell, and Neurology residency at George Washington University. He was a researcher at National Institute of Mental Health (NIH) before joining UCSD where he worked for 36 years. Dr. Jeste has been Principal Investigator on a number of research and training grants. His main areas of research include schizophrenia, neuropsychiatric interventions, and healthy aging. He has published 15 books, >750 peer-reviewed journal articles, and >160 book chapters. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, and Past President of American Psychiatric Association. He was a member of NIMH Advisory Council and NIH Council of Councils. He was listed in “The Best Doctors in America” and in the Institute of Scientific Information list of the “world’s most cited authors”. Dr. Jeste has received awards from a number of organizations and universities, including UK’s Royal College of Psychiatrists and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. He has been a TEDMED speaker. His work has been cited in various national and international media outlets.


Published Papers

Granholm E, Periveliotis D, McQuaid JR, Auslander LA, McClure FS, Pedrelli P, Patterson T, and Jeste DV: A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral social skills training for middle-aged and older outpatients with chronic schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry 162:520-529, 2005.

Granholm E, McQuaid JR, McClure FS, Link P, Perivoliotis D, Gottlieb JD, Patterson T and Jeste DV: Randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral social skills training for older people with schizophrenia: 12-month follow-up. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 68:730-7, 2007.

Jeste DV: Coronavirus, social distancing, and global geriatric mental health crisis: Opportunities for promoting wisdom and resilience amid a pandemic. International Psychogeriatrics, 2020, 32(10), 1097-1099. doi:10.1017/S104161022000366X

Jeste DV: Editorial – Non-Medical Social Determinants of Health in Older Adults. International Psychogeriatrics, 34:9:755–756, 2022. doi:10.1017/S1041610222000709

Jeste DV: Introduction to the Section on Major Social Determinants of Health in Schizophrenia-Spectrum Psychotic Disorders. Schizophrenia Bulletin (in press, 2023).

Jeste DV, Koh S, Pender VB: Perspective: Social Determinants of Mental Health for the New Decade of Healthy Aging. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2022.             doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2022.01.006

Jeste DV, Pender VB: Social Determinants of Mental Health: Recommendations for Research, Training, Practice, and Policy. JAMA Psychiatry, published online February 23, 2022. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.4385

Jeste DV, Malaspina D, Bagot K, Barch DM, Cole S, Dickerson F, Dilmore A, Ford CL, Karcher NR, Luby J, Rajji T, Pinto-Tomas AA, Young LJ: Review of Major Social Determinants of Health in Schizophrenia-Spectrum Psychotic Disorders: III. Biology. Schizophrenia Bulletin (in press).

Jester DJ, Kohn JN, Tibiriçá L, Thomas ML, Brown LL, Murphy JD, Jeste DV: Differences in Social Determinants of Health Underlie Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Psychological Health and Well-Being: Study of 11,143 Older Adults. American Journal of Psychiatry (in press, 2023).

Jester DJ, Thomas MI, Strum ET, Harvey PD, Keshavan M, Davis BJ, Saxena S, Tampi R, Leutwyler H, Compton MT, Palmer BW, Jeste DV: Review of Major Social Determinants of Health in Schizophrenia-Spectrum Psychotic Disorders: I. Clinical Outcomes.  Schizophrenia Bulletin (in press, 2023).   

Lee EE, Bangen KJ, Avanzino JA, Hou B, Ramsey M, Eglit G, Liu J, Tu XM, Paulus M, Jeste DV: Outcomes of Randomized Clinical Trials to Enhance Social, Emotional, and Spiritual Components of Wisdom: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Psychiatry, 2020 Sep 1;77(9):925-935. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0821

Moore RC, Eyler LT, Mausbach BT, Zlatar ZZ, Thompson WK, Peavy G, Fazeli PL, Jeste DV. Complex interplay between health and successful aging: role of perceived stress, resilience, and social support. American Journal Geriatric Psychiatry 23:622-32, 2015

Na P, Jeste DV, Pietrzak R: Social disconnection as a global behavioral epidemic: A call to action to address social disconnection in health policy, education, research, and clinical practice. JAMA Psychiatry, 80:2:101-102, 2023. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2022.4162

Patterson TL, Moscona S, Davidson K and Jeste DV: Social skills performance assessment among older patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 48: 351-360, 2001.

Semple SJ, Patterson TL, Shaw WS, Grant I, Moscona S, Koch W, Jeste DV, and the CRC on Late Life Psychosis Research Group: The social networks of older schizophrenia patients.  International Psychogeriatrics, 9(1):81-94, 1997.

Sitzer DI, Twamley EW, Patterson TL, and Jeste DV: Multivariate predictors of social skills performance in middle-aged and older outpatients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Psychological Medicine 38:755-63, 2008.

Snowden MB, Steinman L, Carlson WL, Mochan KN, Abraido-Lanza AF, Bryant LL, Duffy M, Knight BG, Jeste DV, Leith KH, Lenze EJ, Logsdon RG, Satariano WA, Zweiback DJ, Anderson LA. Effect of physical activity, social support, and skills training on late-life emotional health: a systematic literature review and implications for public health research. Frontiers in Public Health 27:213, 2015. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00213

Sturm ET, Thomas ML, Sares AG, Dave S, Baron D, Compton MT, Palmer BW, Jester DJ, Jeste DV: Review of Major Social Determinants of Health in Schizophrenia-Spectrum Psychotic Disorders: II. Assessments. Schizophrenia Bulletin (in press, 2023).

Sun-Suslow N, Pasipanodya E, Morgan E, Kohli M, Serrano V, Letendre S, Jeste DV, Moore DJ: Social support moderates D-dimer and self-rated successful aging within people with HIV and older adults. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2020 Feb 18;10.1007/s10865-020-00141-6. doi: 10.1007/s10865-020-00141-6

Tibiriçá L, Jester DJ, Jeste DV: A Systematic Review of Loneliness and Social Isolation  among Hispanic/Latinx Older Adults in the United States. Psychiatry Research, April, 2022