Gregory W. Dalack, M.D.

Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Daniel E. Offutt III Professor of Psychiatry


Gregory W. Dalack is the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry. He came to the University of Michigan in 1992 and served in a variety of leadership roles in the Mental Health Service at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System through 2005. From 2005-2016, he was Associate Chair for Education and Academic Affairs for the Department of Psychiatry, from 2006-2007, he was Vice Chair of the department, then served as Interim Chair until his appointment as Chair in 2010.  

Dr. Dalack has had research interests in the treatment of chronic and persistent mental illnesses, particularly focusing on schizophrenia. He has conducted studies examining nicotine addiction and smoking cessation interventions in schizophrenia, health behaviors in schizophrenia, and metabolic effects of second-generation antipsychotic medications in severe mental illness. Over the past nine years, he has also become involved in developing collaborative care programs to provide psychiatric and behavioral health expertise within primary care clinics at UMHS and the community.

Dr. Dalack received his B.S. in Chemistry at Yale University, and received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He completed his internship in Medicine at the Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York and his Psychiatry Residency at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI). Also at Columbia and NYSPI, he completed a fellowship in Psychopharmacology.

Clinical Interests

  • Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
  • Schizophrenia
  • Nicotine Addiction
  • Mood Disorders


  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; B.S. Chemistry

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