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Former NIMH Director Thomas Insel

Thomas R. Insel, M.D., was Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) from 2002-2015. His tenure at NIMH featured groundbreaking findings in the areas of practical clinical trials, autism research, and the role of genetics in mental illnesses.

During his time at NIMH, Dr. Insel wrote many blog posts. While these posts may no longer represent the current positions of NIMH, we are keeping them available to the public for archival purposes.