Shaun M. Eack, Ph.D. is the David E. Epperson Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. Dr. Eack earned his Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a mental health intervention researcher who has had over a decade of experience in working with individuals with severe mental illness, and has published extensively in this area, particularly with regard to the treatment of schizophrenia. He directs an actively funded program at the University of Pittsburgh on the treatment of severe mental illness supported by the National Institutes of Health. Eack's primary interests include the development, implementation, and evaluation of psychosocial treatment methodologies to improve the care of people with schizophrenia and related disorders. He is also interested in the biopsychosocial factors that contribute to recovery and psychosocial outcomes among people with schizophrenia and related disorders, and how the elucidation of these factors can serve to aid novel treatment development efforts. In addition, Dr. Eack holds a broad interest in social work education and workforce development as they relate to the provision of care for persons with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses.