Awards : Hall of Fame Award

Andres Pumariega, M.D. ’76

Andres Pumariega, M.D. ’76 is professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. He is the first Cuban-American to chair an academic department of psychiatry in the US. Pumariega is recognized nationally for his research in cross-cultural child mental health, public systems of care for children’s mental health, and eating and psychiatric disorders in medically ill children.

He has authored or co-authored several books including Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Behavior, a comprehensive guide which features instructions for the successful identification and diagnosis of various behavioral and emotional disorders.