DBSA is guided by a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), who advises the Board of Directors in matters of science and medicine and is comprised of the leading researchers and clinicians in the field of mood disorders.

Roger McIntyre, MD FRCPC, SAB Chair
Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Toronto, Canada
Head, Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit
Toronto, Canada

Mark A. Frye, MD, SAB Vice-Chair
Stephen & Shelly Jackson Family Professorship in Individualized Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN


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

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

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

Katherine E. Burdick, PhD
Lead Investigator, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Member of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

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

Ian Cook, MD
Professor In-Residence
Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Los Angeles, CA

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

Mary Fristad, PhD, ABPP
Academic Affairs and Research Development
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Big Lots Behavioral Health Services
Columbus, OH

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

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

Tina R Goldstein, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Psychiatry
Pittsburgh, PA

Constance Guille, MD, MSCR
Assistant Professor
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Columbia, SC

Robert M. A. Hirschfeld, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
DeWitt Wallace Senior Scholar
Department of Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Steven D. Hollon, PhD
Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology
Professor of Psychology and Human Development
Professor of Psychiatry
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Dr. Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
Austin, TX

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

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

Terence Ketter, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Chief of Bipolar Disorder Clinic
Palo Alto, CA

Amy Kilbourne, MD
University of Michigan Psychiatry
Ann Arbor, MI

William Lawson, MD, PHD
Associate Dean of Health Disparities
Department of Psychology
University of Texas at Austin
Dell Medical School
Austin, TX

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

Erin Michalak, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
University of British Columbia
Program Director, APEC Digital Hub for Mental Health
Vancouver, BC

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

Sagar V. Parikh, MD, FRCPC  
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 
Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan Associate Director, University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry
Ann Arbor, MI

Roy Perlis, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
HMS Director
Center for Experimental Drugs and Diagnostics
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

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

James Prisciandaro, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences
Stritch School of Medicine
Loyola University Chicago

Gary Sachs, MD, SAB Past Chair
Psychiatrist, Founding Director,
MGH Bipolar Clinic and Research
Lincoln, MA

Martha Sajatovic, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurology
Director, Neurological Outcomes Center
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

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

Daisy R. Singla, PhD, C. Psych
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Toronto, Scarborough
Toronto, ON

Jair C. Soares, MD, PhD
Professor & Chairman
Pat R. Rutherford, Jr. Chair In Psychiatry
Director – Center Of Excellence On Mood Disorders
Executive Director – UTHealth HCPC
Houston, TX

Argyris Stringaris, MD, PhD
National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health
Chief of Mood Brain & Development Unit
Emotion and Development Branch
Bethesda, MD

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

Holly Swartz, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Louisa Sylvia, PhD
Director of Psychology
Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

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

Michael Edward Thase, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Philadelphia, PA

Tamsyn Van Rheenen, PhD
NHMRC Peter Doherty Biomedical Research Fellow at Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre
Melbourne, Australia

Paul Vöhringer M.D. M.Sc. M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Chile
Research Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical Researcher Mood Disorders Program, Tufts Medical Center
Santiago, Chile

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

Samuel Wilkinson, MD
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director, Yale Depression Research Program
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Lakshmi Yatham, MBBS, FRCPC, MRCPsych
Professor of Psychiatry
University of British Columbia
Regional Head, Department of Psychiatry
Vancouver Coastal Health/Providence Healthcare
Regional Program Medical Director, VCH/PHC
President-Elect, World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry
Vancouver, BC

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

Sidney Zisook, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA

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