James Walkup is a Professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. His early training was in philosophy, first at Yale University (BA), then at St. Andrews University in Scotland (M.Litt.). After receiving his Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology, he held a postdoctoral fellowship in inpatient psychiatry, was awarded an NIMH postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers, and, since 1994, he has been a core faculty at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. He now serves as department chair, and director of clinical training in the PsyD clinical psychology department. His empirical research has focused on care patterns in public insurance programs (e.g. Medicaid) for marginalized groups, particularly those with serious mental illness and HIV. He chaired an NIH study section on AIDS and related research integrated review group, and is currently conducting archival research on the development of community based mental health services for people with HIV in the early years of the epidemic.