Dr. Raymond Ownby is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Nova Southeastern University where he is also a Professor in the Public Health and Biomedical Informatics Programs. Dr. Ownby is a graduate of the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and completed his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Miami. Prior to coming to Nova this year, he was Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Miami where he worked in geriatric psychiatry and was director of the Memory Disorders Clinic in the Center on Aging.

He was recently selected for inclusion in Best Doctors in America and is board certified in Adult Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, Clinical Neuropsychology, and Neuropsychiatry. He has published more than 100 articles and has been the recipient of several research grants from the National Institute of Health. His research and clinical interests include examination of the ways in which stress, mood, and inflammation interact in older adults. He was the founder of the Brain Fitness Program in the Center on Aging at Miami, a program to help midlife and older adults maintain their mental fitness and is has now created a brain fitness program at NSU.