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Daniel William Bradford

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry, Child & Family Mental Health & Community Psychiatry
Durham VAMC, 508 Fulton Street, MHSL 116D, Durham, NC 27705

Overview


Dr. Bradford's clinical and administrative work, research, and teaching is all in the area of mental health services for individuals with serious mental illnesses, particularly psychotic disorders. Since 2012, he has served as the National Director of Intensive Community Psychosocial Rehabilitation for the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. In this role, he is responsible for policy development and oversight of over  170 assertive community treatment-based clinical teams serving approximately 15,000 Veterans annually. In 2020, he was the primary author on the first VA national directive on early episode psychosis and currently co-leads this national initiative.  In 2022, he accepted the role as the Director of the Psychosis Telehealth Program at the VA National Telemental Health Center. 

In his clinical and administrative work at Durham VA Medical Center, he was the founding Division Chief for Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Services from 2014-2022.  In prior years, he was also the founding Director of the Inteprofessional Fellowship for Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Services (2007-2012) and of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Services (2007-2014).  He continues as a clinical psychiatrist and resident supervisor in the Division.

Dr. Bradford is board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is a 2013 recipient of an Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences · 2021 - Present Psychiatry, Child & Family Mental Health & Community Psychiatry, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 2004 M.P.H.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 1998 M.D.