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Compton received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville in 1997. He then completed residency training in psychiatry and in preventive medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He also completed the Emory University Fellowship in Community Psychiatry/Public Health and earned his Master of Public Health degree. In 2000-2001, he was the chief resident in psychiatry at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He was a Laughlin Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists in 2001, and he received the Joe and Hope Skobba Memorial Award of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association in 2002.
Compton is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and the department of family and preventive medicine at Emory. In addition to clinical practice caring for patients with severe and persistent mental illnesses in inpatient and outpatient settings at Grady Health System, he spends a significant portion of his time conducting research projects with patients with schizophrenia and their family members. His primary research interest involves schizophrenia research that may inform future preventive efforts.
Compton is affiliated with several organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and the International Early Psychosis Association.