Richard Chalon Aiken, MD, PhD, is a physician, a psychiatrist, and scientist.
He has a Doctor of Philosophy from Princeton University and a medical doctorate from the University of Utah. He did his residency and fellowship training at Washington University in St. Louis and currently practices psychiatry in Springfield, Missouri, where he is the Medical Director of Lakeland Behavioral Health System. He also is affiliated with Missouri State University’s Taylor Health and Wellness Center.
Professor Aiken has taught and researched at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zürich, Switzerland, and the Kunglia Techniska Hφgskolen in Stockholm, Sweden. He has lectured widely in Europe and the United States and written numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has been a guest at a number of podcasts and nationally syndicated radio.
Mood for Life
Dr. Aiken's organization “Mood for Life” strives to provide information on the positive effect that healthy lifestyle can have on one’s cognitive and emotional wellness. His newest book Neurodietetics summarizes the emerging evidence for whole-food varied-plant diets for optimizing neuropsychological wellness throughout the life span.