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.

Executive Committee

Gregory Simon, MD, MPH, SAB Chair
Senior Investigator, Psychiatry
Center for Health Studies
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, WA 


Michael E. Thase, MD, SAB Vice Chair
Professor of Psychiatry and Director
Mood and Anxiety Disorders Section
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Mark S. Bauer, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Associate Director, Center for Healthcare
VA Boston Healthcare System-152M
Boston, MA

Joseph R. Calabrese, MD
Director, Mood Disorders Program
Bipolar Disorder Research Chair & Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Bipolar Disorders Research Center
Cleveland, OH

David J. Kupfer, MD
Thomas Detre Professor & Chairman
University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Pittsburgh, PA


Lauren B. Marangell, MD
Associate Professor,
Psychiatrist and Co-Founder
Brain Heatlh Consultants and TMS Center
Houston, TX

Myrna Weissman, PhD

Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Chief Division of Epidemiology
New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York, New York


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

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

Boris Birmaher, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Bellefield Towers
Pittsburgh, PA

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

Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH
Boston University School of Medicine
Family Medicine
Boston, MA

J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., MD
Henry Phipps Professor and Director
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Meyer 4-113, Chairman's Office
Baltimore, MD

Dwight L. Evans, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Jan Fawcett, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
School of Medicine
Family & Community Medicine
Albuquerque, NM

Ellen Frank, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychology
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Pittsburgh, PA

Mary Fristad, PhD, ABPP
Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Nutrition
The Ohio State University
Dept. of Psychiatry
Columbus, OH

Mark A. Frye, MD
Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
Director, Mayo Clinic Depression Center
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

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

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

Robert N. Golden, MD
Dean School of Medicine and Public Health
Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI

John F. Greden, MD
Executive Director
University of Michigan Psychiatry
Ann Arbor, MI

Robert Hirschfeld, MD
Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center
New York, NY

Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Ned H. Kalin, MD
Hedberg Professor and Chair
University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry
Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Madison, WI




Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD
Professor, Vice Chairman for Research
College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Lindner Center Of Hope
Mason, OH

Martin B. Keller, MD
Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Butler Hospital
Providence, RI

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

Susan McElroy, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Cincinnati OH

David J. Miklowitz, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

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

Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD
Director, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Daniel S. Pine, MD
Branch Chief
National Institute of Mental Health
Emotion and Development Branch
Bethesda MD

Sandy Resnick, PhD
Yale University
Department of Psychiatry
New Haven, CT

Mark Salzer, PhD
Temple University
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
1700 N. Broad St., Suite 304
Philadelphia, PA

Trisha Suppes, MD, PhD
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Stanford University School of Medicine Director, VA Director, VA Palo Alto CSP NODES VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto, CA

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

Audrey Tyrka, MD, PhD
Butler Hospital
Brown Medical School
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Providence, RI

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

Karen Wagner, MD, PhD
Vice Chair
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Galveston, TX

John M. Zajecka, MD
Associate Professor
Rush University
Department of Psychiatry
Chicago, IL