DBSA Scientific Advisory Board

DBSA is guided by a Scientific Advisory Board comprised of the leading researchers and clinicians in the field of mood disorders.


Gregory Simon, MD, MPH
Investigator, Center for Health Studies
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, WA


Michael E. Thase, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Pittsburgh, PA



Mark S. Bauer, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Brown University School of Medicine
Chief, Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences Service
Providence, RI

Joseph R. Calabrese, MD
Director, Mood Disorders Program
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Intervention
and Services Research in Bipolar Disorder
Across the Life Span
UniversityHospital of Cleveland
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

David J. Kupfer, MD
Thomas Detre Professor & Chairman
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic
Pittsburgh, PA

Lauren B. Marangell, MD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Clinical Psychopharmacology
Director , Mood Disorders Research
Distinguished Scholar, Lilly USA Medical Division
Indianapolis, IN

Myrna Weissman, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology & Psychiatry
Chief, Division of Clinical & Genetic Epidemiology
Columbia University
College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York, NY



George S. Alexopoulos, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
White Plains, NY

William Beardslee, MD
Department of Psychiatry
Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Boris Birmaher, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Pittsburgh, PA

Charles L. Bowden, MD
Professor of Psychiatry & Pharmacology
The University of Texas
Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH
Chairman of Family Medicine
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, MA

J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., MD
Henry Phipps Professor and
Director of Psychiatry
Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Dwight L. Evans, MD
Ruth Meltzer Professr and Chairman
Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine & Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
and Health System
Philadelphia, PA

Jan Fawcett, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM

Ellen Frank, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Pittsburgh, PA

Mary Fristad, Ph.D. ABPP
Professor of Psychiatry,
Psychology and Nutrition
The Ohio State University
Department of Psychiatry
Columbus, OH

Mark A. Frye, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Alan J. Gelenberg, MD
Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Psychiatry
Penn State University
Hershey, PA

William Gilmer, M. D.
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Robert N. Golden, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

John F. Greden, MD
Rachel Upjohn Professor of Psychiatry
and Clinical Neurosciences
Executive Director
University of Michigan Depression Center
Senior Research Scientist
Mental Health Research Institute
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, MD
Titus Harris Chair
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
The University of Texas
Galveston, TX

Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

Ned H. Kalin, MD
Hedberg Professor and Chair
Dept. of Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD
Professor & Vice Chairman for Research
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH

Martin B. Keller, MD
Chair, Dept. of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Brown University
Providence, RI

Ronald C. Kessler, PhD
Professor of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

William B. Lawson, MD, PhD, FAPA
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry
Howard University Hospital
Washington, DC

Susan McElroy, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Medical Science Building
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

David J. Miklowitz, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO

Ricardo F. Munoz, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychiatry at SFGH
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Andrew A. Nierenberg, M.D.
Director, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
Director, Clinical Research Support Office,
Clinical Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Daniel S. Pine, MD
Branch Chief, Section on Emtional Development and Affective Neuroscience
Bethesda, MD

Sandy Resnick, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale
Associate Director of the VA Northeast Program Evaluation Center
New Haven, CT

David Rubinow, MD
Chief, Behavioral Endocrinology Branch
Clinical Director,
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD

Neal Ryan, MD
Joaquim Puig-Antich Professorof Psychiatry
Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic
Pittsburgh, PA

Gary Sachs, MD
Director, Bipolar Research Program
Harvard University
Boston, MA

Martha Sajatovic, MD
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Research
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

Mark Salzer, PhD
Associate Professor and Director,
UPENN Collaborative on Community Integration
of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities
Director of Evaluation and Research for Horizon House
and Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Trisha Suppes, MD, PhD.
Associate Professor
Stanford University
V.A. Palo Alto Health Care System
3801 Miranda Ave 151 T
Palo Alto, CA

John S. Tamerin, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College
Greenwich, CT

Audrey Tyrka, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry,
Butler Hospital and Brown University
Providence, RI

Helen Verdeli, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY

Karen D. Wagner, MD, PhD
Vice Chair, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

John M. Zajecka, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Director, Treatment Research Center
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL