James M. La Rossa Jr.
James M. La Rossa Jr. is the Publisher and Editorial Director of MedWorks Media. MedWorks is a digital & print publisher of some of the most prominent medical journals and special educational projects, which circulate to more psychiatrists, psychopharmacologists, and the larger medical community than any other publisher in the field. Medworks’ goal is to bridge cutting-edge psychiatric medicine with clinical practice, thus, meeting the highest digital standards in both medical journalism and electronic marketing.
Medworks Media Inc. was founded in 1994 by Mr. La Rossa. It’s flagship journal, Psychopharmacology Bulletin (Thase, M.E.), has been in the Medworks library since 1999. Medworks other journals include T.E.N.- Trends in Evidence-Based Neuropsychiatry (Weissman, M), Mental Fitness (Yonkers, K), Psiquiatria y Salud Integral (Psychiatry and Integral Health, Mezzich, J), and a cancer journal, Oncology Spectrums (Von Hoff, D; Bootman, L), which specializes in integrated cancer medicine. La Rossa also founded Primary Psychiatry (1994) and CNS Spectrums (1997), two of the first psychiatric journals of their kind, both of which he sold in 2004.
Mr. La Rossa was born and raised in New York City. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences. Before he left New York for California, he headed the Executive Committee of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a group comprised of neuroscientists and pharmaceutical industry executives dedicated to the research and prevention of suicide. James La Rossa is on the President’s Advisory Council of Phoenix House, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation group for adolescents and young adults. He is a member of the World Psychiatric Association, a vested member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and a member of Amnesty International. He was educated at Sarah Lawrence College, the University of London and Fordham Law School.
Mr. La Rossa’s memoir, True North, A Son’s Memoir of Love, Redemption and the Mob, will be available from Bancroft Press in 2019.