Scientific Advisory Board

Scott T. Aaronson, MD

Scott T. Aaronson, MD

Dr. Aaronson specializes in treatment-resistant affective disorders. He is a thought leader in the areas of biological psychiatry, diagnosis and the integration of somatic and psychological therapies. He is the Principal Investigator for multiple studies on the development of novel therapies for mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders. Dr. Aaronson is a valued speaker and educator and frequently lectures, regionally and […]
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Ruth Benca MD, PhD

Ruth Benca MD, PhD

Dr. Ruth Benca is the Chair of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California Irvine (UCI), where she has built a comprehensive sleep medicine center focused on providing clinical care for sleep disorders and developing a world-class translational research program. She is an internationally recognized authority on the relationship between sleep and brain health, including neuropsychiatric disorders. She […]
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Kathleen Brady MD, PhD

Kathleen Brady MD, PhD

Dr. Kathleen Brady serves as the Vice President for Research at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She is an experienced clinical and translational researcher who has been working in the field of addictions and psychiatric disorders for over 30 years. Her research focuses on pharmacotherapy of substance use disorders, comorbidity of psychiatric disorders and addictions and gender differences […]
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Stephen V. Faraone, Ph.D

Stephen V. Faraone, Ph.D

Stephen Faraone, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience & Physiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Director of Research for the Department of Psychiatry. He is also Senior Scientific Advisor to the Research Program Pediatric Psychopharmacology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a lecturer at Harvard Medical School. He holds an honorary professorship at […]
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Maurizio Fava, MD

Maurizio Fava, MD

Dr. Fava is Director, Division of Clinical Research of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Research Institute, Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Founder and Executive Director of the MGH Clinical Trials Network and Institute, the first academic CRO specialized in the coordination of multi-center clinical trials in psychiatry, and Associate Dean for clinical and translational research and the […]
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Anil Malhotra, MD

Anil Malhotra, MD

Dr. Malhotra is the Director of Psychiatry Research at the Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, NY, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) in the Bronx, NY, and an Investigator at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, NY. Dr. Malhotra’s research group currently focuses on identifying the biological underpinnings of […]
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Roy H. Perlis, MD, MSc

Roy H. Perlis, MD, MSc

Dr. Perlis’ clinical work and research is focused on difficult-to-treat or treatment resistant mood disorders, including major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed research publications as well as numerous book chapters and reviews. His current research efforts include identifying predictors of treatment response and identifying and studying novel treatments for mood disorders. […]
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Naomi M. Simon, MD, MSc

Naomi M. Simon, MD, MSc

Dr. Naomi M. Simon is Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, Vice Chair for Research Faculty Development and Mentorship, and Director of the Anxiety and Complicated Grief Program in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health. She is also a Senior Advisor to NYU’s Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic. Dr. Simon’s major clinical and research interests […]
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Stephen M. Stahl, MD, PhD

Stephen M. Stahl, MD, PhD

An author of over 425 articles and more than 1500 scientific presentations and abstracts, Dr. Stahl is an internationally recognized clinician, researcher and teacher in psychiatry with subspecialty expertise in psychopharmacology. Dr. Stahl has edited five books and written 25 more, including the best-selling textbook Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology, now in its third edition, and the best-selling clinical manual, Essential Psychopharmacology […]
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Mark A. Stein, Ph.D., ABPP

Mark A. Stein, Ph.D., ABPP

Mark A. Stein, PhD, ABPP, is the Director of PEARL Clinic/ADHD and Related Disorders Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital and an Investigator at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. He is also a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. Dr. Stein currently serves as the President of the American Professional Society of […]
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Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD

Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD

Dr. Tanzi is the Vice-Chair of Neurology, Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit, and Co-Director of the Henry and Allison McCance Center for Brain Health at Massachusetts General Hospital, and serves as the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tanzi served on the team that was the first to find […]
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