Mark H. Rapaport, MD

Huntsman Mental Health Institute

Mark H. Rapaport, M.D. is a nationally recognized clinician and researcher known for his interdisciplinary approach to mental health treatment and care, CEO of Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI), and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

From 2011-2020, Dr. Rapaport was Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine and Chief of Psychiatric Services at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to that appointment, he was the Chairman of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a Professor of Psychiatry at both Cedar-Sinai and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He was the first holder of the Polier Chair while at Cedars-Sinai and also previously served as Director of the Mental Health Outpatient Clinical Research Center in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, San Diego. He served as the first Chair of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network’s Data Safety Monitoring Board and Chair of its Special Review Committee and also serves on NIH and NIMH Review Committees.

Dr. Rapaport has received peer-reviewed grant funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, The Stanley Medical Research Institute, the Veterans Affairs Research Board and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Foundation. His research interests focus on human psychoneuroimmunology, psychopharmacology research, clinical trial methodology, quality of life, and complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Rapaport has trained and mentored students, physicians and researchers in the fields of psychopharmacology, outcomes research, and psychoneuroimmunology for over 30 years.

Education and Training


University of California, San Diego School of Medicine


University of California, San Diego School of Medicine


National Institute of Mental Health