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C. Robert Cloninger, MD

Wallace Renard Professor, Psychiatry
Professor, Genetics
Professor, Psychology
Director, Center for Psychobiology of Personality

Specialty Areas

Psychological Testing
Adult Psychiatry

Board Certifications


Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Referral Information

Not Accepting New Patients

Areas of Clinical Interest

General psychology, personality testing. Research Interests: Genetic epidemiology, genetics of alcohol abuse, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research



Barnes-Jewish Hospital (South)
Renard Hospital Building

4940 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: Room 3308
Office Phone: 314-362-7005
Fax: 314-362-5594



Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1969
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1970
B.A.: Philosophy, Psychology, Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 1966

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Cloninger CR (2013 Jan). What makes people healthy, happy, and fulfilled in the face of current world challenges? Mens Sana Monogr. 11(1): 16-24.  

Cloninger CR, Zohar AH, Hirschmann S, Dahan D (2012 Feb). The psychological costs and benefits of being highly persistent: personality profiles distinguish mood disorders from anxiety disorders. J Affect Disord. 136(3): 758-66.  

Cloninger CR, Zohar AH (2011 Jan). Personality and the perception of health and happiness. J Affect Disord. 128(1-2): 24-32.  

Cloninger CR (1987 Apr 24). Neurogenetic adaptive mechanisms in alcoholism. Science. 236(4800): 410-6.  

Cloninger CR (1987 Jun). A systematic method for clinical description and classification of personality variants. A proposal. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 44(6): 573-88.  

Cloninger CR, Svrakic DM, Przybeck TR (1993 Dec). A psychobiological model of temperament and character. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 50(12): 975-90.