Dr. Richard Sanders was born in Akron Ohio and has lived in Ohio for most of his life. His education includes a BS in psychobiology from Centre College, an MS in biology from Akron University, and an MD from Wright State University. Medical school included an NIH medical student fellowship in Bethesda, with a focus on schizophrenia research. His residency was at University of Pittsburgh / Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, during which he participated further in schizophrenia research.
After completing residency in 1992, He has worked with active-duty military (US Air Force, ND and OH), veterans (Pittsburgh and Dayton), brain-injured civilians (Ohio State University), developmentally disabled adults (Dayton) and hospitalized civilians (at state and community hospitals in Dayton). Dr. Sanders has been active in research and very active teaching throughout his career. His clinical trial experience primarily consisted of schizophrenia studies at the Pittsburgh VA.
He joined Midwest Clinical Research Center / Evolution Research Group in 2022, in order to broaden his knowledge, his impact on the field, and the scope of training available to students and residents at Wright State University. Dr. Sanders looks forward to conducting trials in schizophrenia, depression, mania, substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma-based disorders, cognitive disorders, and movement disorders.