Board of Scientific Counselors
The Board of Scientific Counselors provides scientific oversight for the NIMH Intramural Research Program. They conduct regular reviews of NIMH laboratories to evaluate the quality of ongoing and proposed research activities. For questions about the Board, please contact the NIMH BSC Executive Secretary, Jennifer E. Mehren, Ph.D. For an overview of the NIH Review Process, see this step-by-step guide .
Future Meeting Dates:
September 20 – 22, 2023
January 31 – February 2, 2024
June 5 – 7, 2024
September 24 – 26, 2024
February 5 – 7, 2025
June 4 – 6, 2025
September 16 – 18, 2025
Tracy L. Bale, Ph.D.
The Anschutz Foundation Endowed Chair in Women's Integrated Mental and Physical Health Research at the Ludeman Center
Department of Psychiatry | Professor
Director, InterGenerational Stress and Health
Director, Department of Psychiatry Sex Differences Research
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
André A. Fenton, Ph.D., Chair
Center for Neural Science, New York University
and the Neuroscience Institute at the
NYU Langone Medical Center
Gordon Fishell, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
Stanley Center at the Broad
Kate D. Fitzgerald, M.D., M.S.
Ruane Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
and New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI)
Jennifer M. Groh, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Psychology and
Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Computer Science,
and Biomedical Engineering
Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
Suzanne N. Haber, Ph.D.
Dean’s Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
University of Rochester Medical Center
Jacob Michaelson, Ph.D. [Pending]
Roy J Carver Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Division Director, Computational and Molecular Psychiatry
University of Iowa
Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D.
Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Psychiatry and Psychology
Martin P. Paulus, M.D.
Scientific Director and President
Laureate Institute for Brain Research&
K. Luan Phan, M.D. [Pending]
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
Jeffrey Schottenstein Endowed Chair of Psychiatry and Resilience
Charles F. Sinsabaugh Chair in Psychiatry
The Ohio State University
Russell A. Poldrack, Ph.D.
Albert Ray Lang Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Stanford Center for Open and Reproducible Science
Associate Director, Stanford Data Science
Kay M. Tye, Ph.D.
Wylie Vale Chair
Systems Neurobiology Laboratory
Salk Institute for Biological Sciences