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RDoC Unit and Work Group Members

RDoC Unit

The NIMH RDoC Unit is dedicated to furthering the goals of the RDoC initiative and to overseeing various RDoC activities including the RDoC Database  and RDoC Twitter account . Please feel free to contact the NIMH RDoC Unit for additional information.

Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D., Director, RDoC Unit
Office of the NIMH Director

Sarah Morris, Ph.D., Associate Director, RDoC Unit
NIMH Division of Translational Research

Dede Greenstein, Ph. D., Staff Scientist
Office of the NIMH Director

Arina Kadam, M.P.H., Management Analyst
Office of the NIMH Director

Jenni Pacheco, Ph.D., Scientific Program Manager
Office of the NIMH Director

Uma Vaidyanathan, Ph.D., Scientific Program Manager
Office of the NIMH Director

RDoC Work Group

The NIMH RDoC Work Group was established in 2009 to implement a structure and process for achieving the goals of the RDoC initiative. This Work Group consists of scientists with expertise from varying backgrounds and research areas, who meet on a regular basis to provide feedback and oversight on all aspects of the RDoC initiative.

Mindy Chai, Ph.D.
Chief, Science Policy and Evaluation Branch
Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications

Rebecca Garcia, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer
NIMH Division of Extramural Activities

Marjorie Garvey, M.B.B.Ch., Program Officer
NIMH Division of Translational Research

Marlene Guzman, Senior Advisor to the Director
Office of the NIMH Director

Kristina McLinden, Ph.D., Program Officer
NIMH Division of Translational Research

Gretchen Navidi, Principal Analyst
NIMH Data Repositories

Daniel Pine, M.D., Principal Investigator
NIMH Division of Intramural Research Programs

Syed Rizvi, M.P.H., Management Analyst
Office of the NIMH Director

Matthew Rudorfer, M.D., Program Chief
NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research

Charles Sanislow, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Wesleyan University

Janine Simmons, M.D., Ph.D., Program Officer
NIMH Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science

Carlos Zarate, M.D.
NIMH Division of Intramural Research Programs

Outside RDoC Consultants

Outside RDoC consultants include prominent researchers who provide expertise and feedback on relevant RDoC issues on an ad hoc basis.

Deanna Barch, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Psychology
Washington University in St. Louis

Will Carpenter, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry
Maryland Psychiatric Research Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Michael First, M.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Columbia University