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Kenneth Dekleva

Senior Fellow


MCKENZIE FOUNDATION CHAIR IN PSYCHIATRY | THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR OF PSYCHIATRY-MEDICINE INTEGRATION | DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY, PETER J. O’DONNELL BRAIN INSTITUTE, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER

Kenneth Dekleva holds the McKenzie Foundation Chair in Psychiatry I at The University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, where he is an associate professor of Psychiatry and director of Psychiatry-Medicine Integration. He is a graduate of UTSW Medical School, where he also trained in adult psychiatry.  From 1993 to 2001, he worked in a variety of clinical settings in Dallas affiliated with UTSW Medical Center. From 2002 to 2016, he served as a senior U.S. diplomat and regional medical officer/psychiatrist with the U.S. Department of State, mostly overseas, but also in a leadership role (from 2013 to 2015) as director of the U.S. State Department’s worldwide diplomatic mental health program, providing mental health support to 60,000 U.S. diplomats and family members based overseas and in the United States. He has published widely in the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, The Hill, The Cipher Brief, 38 North and The Diplomat and given numerous presentations in academic and U.S. government settings in the field of leadership analysis, including profiles of Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un. He has also given media interviews to CNN, National Public Radio and Background Briefing.