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Patrick Corrigan

Patrick Corrigan, Psy.D.

Distinguished Professor of Psychology







Tech South 1C9-1


Psy.D., Illinois School of Professional Psychology (1989)

Research Interests 

Stigma and discrimination experienced by people with health conditions and disabilities
Psychiatric disabilities and rehabilitation


Patrick Corrigan is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Prior to this, Corrigan was professor of Psychiatry and Executive Director of the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at the University of Chicago, being there for fourteen years. Corrigan has been principal investigator of federally funded studies on rehabilitation, the stigma of mental illness, and consumer operated services. Ten years ago, he became principal investigator of the Chicago Consortium for Stigma Research, the only NIMH-funded research center examining the stigma of mental illness. More recently, the Chicago Consortium evolved into the National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment (NCSE), supported by NIMH as a developing center in services research. Centered at IIT, NCSE includes co-principal investigators from Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and Rutgers. One recent study supported by NIAAA, NIMH, and The Fogarty Center examined the stigma of mental illness endorsed by employers in Beijing, Chicago, and Hong Kong. In the last few years, Corrigan has partnered with colleagues from the Department for Veteran Affairs and Department of Defense to develop and evaluate anti-stigma programs meant to help soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan seek out services for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder when needed. Corrigan is a prolific researcher having published eleven books and more than 250 papers. He is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Visit the website for the National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment here.

Selected Publications 

Corrigan, P.W., Michaels, P.J., & Powell, K. (2013). The effects of news stories on the stigma of mental illness. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 179-182.

Corrigan, P.W., Sokol, K.A., & Rusch, N. (2013). Reducing self-stigma by coming out proud. American Journal of Public Health, 103, 794-800.

Corrigan, P.W., & Sokol, K. (2013). Erasing the stigma: Where science meets advocacy. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 35, 131-140.

Mittal, D., Drummond, K., Sullivan, G., Corrigan, P.W., Blevins, D., & Curran, G. (2013). Stigma associated with PTSD: Perceptions of treatment seeking combat veterans with. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 36, 86-92.

Rodrigues, S., Serper, M., Novak, S., Corrigan, P., Hobart, M., Ziedonis, M., & Smelson, D. (2013). Self-stigma, self-esteem, and co-occurring disorders. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 9, 129-133.

Corrigan, P.W. (2013). The risk of prognostication. Psychiatric Services, 8, 719.

Ditchman, N., Werner, S., Kosyluk, K., Jones, N., Elg, B., & Corrigan, P. W. (2013). Stigma and intellectual disability: Potential application of mental illness research. Rehabilitation Psychology, 58, 206-216.

Michaels, P.J., Alvarez, M.L., Rusch, N., & Corrigan, P.W. (2013). Constructs and concepts comprising the stigma of mental illness. Psychology, Society, and Education, 4, 183-194.

Karnieli-Miller, O., Perlick, D. A., Nelson, A., Mattias, K., Corrigan, P., & Roe, D. (2013). Family members’ of persons living with a serious mental illness: Experiences and efforts to cope with stigma. Journal of Mental Health, 22, 254-262.

Jones, N., Corrigan, P.W., James, D., Parker, J., & Larson, N. (2013). Peer support, self-determination, and treatment engagement: A qualitative investigation. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 36, 209-214.

Ciftci, A., & Corrigan, P. (Eds.) (2013). Mental illness stigma and the Muslim community. Journal of Muslim Mental Health. 7(1).

Rusch, N., Heekeren, K., Theodoridou, A., Dvorsky, D., Muller, M., Paust, T., Corrigan, P.W., Walitza, S., & Rossler, W. (2013). Attitudes towards help-seeking and stigma among young people at risk for psychosis. Psychiatry Research, 210, 1313-1315.