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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)


Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD

Executive Secretary

Jean Noronha, Ph.D.
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD


Patricia A. Arean

Patricia A. Areán, Ph.D. (16)

Director of Targeted Treatment Development
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Deanna Barch

Deanna M. Barch, Ph.D. (16)

Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychology, Psychiatry and Radiology
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

David Brent

David A. Brent, M.D. (17)

Academic Chief
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies
Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Epidemiology
Director, Services for Teens at Risk
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Benjamin G. Druss

Benjamin G. Druss, M.D., M.P.H. (18)

Rosalynn Carter Chair in Mental Health and Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Hakon Heimer

Hakon Heimer, M.S. (16)

Founding Editor
Schizophrenia Research Forum
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
Providence, RI

Michael F. Hogan

Michael F. Hogan, Ph.D. (18)

Consultant and Advisor
Hogan Health Solutions LLC
Delmar, NY

Richard Huganir

Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D. (17)

Professor and Director
Department of Neuroscience
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Co-Director, Brain Science Institute
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

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John H. Krystal, M.D. (19)

Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research
Chair, Professor of Neurobiology
Chief of Psychiatry, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Department of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Marsha Linehan

Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D. (17)

Professor and Director
Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics
Department of Psychology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Maria Oquendo

Maria A. Oquendo, M.D., Ph.D. (17)

Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

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Rhonda Robinson Beale, M.D. (19)

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Blue Cross of Idaho
Meridian, ID

Mary Jane Rotheram

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

J. David Sweatt

J. David Sweatt, Ph.D. (16)

Professor and Chairman
Department of Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Hyong Un

Hyong Un, M.D. (17)

Head of EAP & Chief Psychiatric Officer
Blue Bell, PA

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Christopher A. Walsh, M.D., Ph.D. (19)

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Chief, Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children's Hospital
Bullard Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Center for Life Sciences
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 02115

Ex Officio Members

Office of the Secretary, DHHS

Sylvia M. Burwell

Sylvia M. Burwell

Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC

National Institutes of Health

Francis Collins

Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.

National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Department of Veterans Affairs

Theresa Gleason, Ph.D.

(Acting) Deputy, Chief Research & Development Officer
Office of Research & Development
The Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC

Department of Defense

John W. Davison

John W. Davison, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Chief, Condition-Based Specialty Care Section
Clinical Support Division, Defense Health Agency
Department of Defense
TRICARE Management Activity, OASD (HA)
Falls Church, VA

Liaison Representative

Paolo del Vecchio

Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W.

Center for Mental Health Services
Rockville, MD