Dr. Norman Sartorius
President of the International Association for the Promotion of Mental Health Programs
President of the Board of the Prize of Geneva Foundation
Dr. Norman Sartorius, MD, MA, DPM, PhD, FRCPsych is specialized in the fields of neurology, psychiatry and psychology. In 1967 he joined the World Health Organization (WHO) and assumed charge of the program of epidemiology and social psychiatry. From 1977 until 1993, he was the Director of the Division of Mental Health of the WHO. During this time he conducted a number of major international studies on schizophrenia, depression, stigma, mental health services and quality of life. Following his work at the WHO, he was employed as Professor of Psychiatry at the Geneva University and became President of the World Psychiatric Association (1993-1999) and later president of the Association of European Psychiatrists. Currently he is the President of the International Association for the Promotion of Mental Health Programs and President of the Board of the Prize of Geneva Foundation. Sartorius holds professional appointments at several universities in Europe, Asia and the Americas. He has published more than 400 articles in scientific journals, authored or co-authored several books and edited a number of others.