Lawrence H. Price, MD, is acting president and COO of Butler Hospital and the leader of Care New England's Brain and Behavioral Health Council. Dr. Price was most recently senior vice president and chief medical officer at Butler. He joined Butler in 1996 as clinical director and director of research, and at the same time was appointed a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Prior to that he was an associate professor of psychiatry at Yale University, where he served for 14 years.
A renowned researcher, Dr. Price has published over 400 scientific papers and was identified by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the top ten authors of high-impact papers in psychiatry from 1990 to 1999. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Dr. Price was one of the principal developers of the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS), the standard instrument for assessing treatment response in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He was a lead investigator in the first controlled trial of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) for the treatment of OCD in the U.S.
He earned a BS in psychology and a medical degree at the University of Michigan, followed by an internship in internal medicine at Norwalk Hospital and a residency and fellowship in psychiatry at Yale.