The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has selected Dr. Eugenio Rothe as the recipient of the 2022 Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Prevention. The award, established in 1999, recognizes a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has made significant contributions to the prevention of mental disorders in children and adolescents and influenced the general well-being of young people. The award includes a $1,500 honorarium and an engraved plaque to be presented at the APA Annual Meeting, which will be held in New Orleans, LA, from May 21–25, 2022.
Dr. Eugenio Rothe is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and Courtesy Professor in the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, as well as a Faculty Affiliate of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University. He is an internationally renowned expert on the mental health issues of immigrants and refugees, an area in which he has published extensively and received national awards. He is trained in adult, adolescent, child, and forensic psychiatry, as well as psychoanalysis. His latest publication is Immigration, Identity, and Mental Health: Psycho-social Implications of the Reshaping of America (2020).