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National Advisory Mental Health Council Roster

Department Of Health And Human Services
National Institutes Of Health
National Institute Of Mental Health
National Advisory Mental Health Council

(Terms end 9/30 of designated year)


Thomas R. Insel, M.D.
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD

Executive Secretary

Jane Steinberg, Ph.D.
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD


Patricia A. Areán, Ph.D. (16)
Department of Psychiatry and Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Deanna M. Barch, Ph.D. (16)
Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychology, Psychiatry and Radiology
Washington University
Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience
Director, Conte Center for the Neuroscience of Mental Health
St. Louis, MO
Virginia Trotter Betts, M.S.N, J.D. (14)
Professor of Nursing and Public Policy
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
College of Nursing
Memphis, TN
Randall L. Carpenter, M.D. (15)
Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Seaside Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA
BJ Casey, Ph.D. (16)
Sackler Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY
Lisa Greenman, J.D. (15)
Staff Attorney
Federal Public Defender Organization
District of Maryland
Washington, DC
Hakon Heimer, M.S. (16)
Founding Editor
Schizophrenia Research Forum
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
Providence, RI
Steven E. Hyman, M.D. (15)
Director, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research
Broad Institute
Cambridge, MA
Gene E. Robinson, Ph.D. (14)
Director, Institute for Genomic Biology
Swanlund Chair
Center for Advanced Study Professor in Entomology And Neuroscience
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D. (16)
Bat-Yaacov Professor of Child Psychiatry And Behavioral Sciences
Director, Global Center for Children and Families
Director, Center for HIV Identification Prevention And Treatment Services (CHIPTS)
Semel Institute and the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Gregory E. Simon, M.P.H., M.D. (14)
Senior Scientific Investigator
Center for Health Studies/Behavioral Health Service
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, WA
J. David Sweatt, Ph.D. (16)
Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair
Department of Neurobiology
Director, McKnight Brain Institute
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Carol A. Tamminga, M.D. (15)
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Ex Officio Members

Office of the Secretary, DHHS
Kathleen Sebelius
Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC
National Institutes of Health
Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Director
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
Veterans Affairs

Ira Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
Office of Mental Health Services
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC

Department of Defense

John W. Davison, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Director, Behavioral Medicine Division
Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO)
TRICARE Management Activity, OASD (HA)
Falls Church, VA

Liaison Representative

Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W.
Center for Mental Health Services
Rockville, MD