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Adolescent Mental Health Initiative Commission Members 

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date: 19 October 2017

  • Project Director

    Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D.

    Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

    Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania

Commission on Adolescent Depression and Bipolar Disorder

  • Commission Chair

    Dwight L. Evans, M.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry, Medicine, and Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania

    Department Chair, Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

    Chief of Psychiatry, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital

  • Commission Members

    William Beardslee, M.D.

    Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Chairman, Psychiatry, Children's Hospital Boston

    Professor, Child Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Joseph Biederman, M.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard University

    Chief, Clinical and Research in Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Chief, Adult ADHD Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

    David Brent, M.D.

    Academic Chief, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

    Professor, Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics & Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

    Dennis Charney, M.D.

    Chief, Mood and Anxiety Disorder Research Program and the Experimental Therapeutics and Pathophysiology Branch, National Institute of Mental Health

    Joseph Coyle, M.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School

    W. Edward Craighead, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder

    Director, Clinical Psychology Program, University of Colorado, Boulder

    Paul Crits-Christoph, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

    Director, Center for Psychotherapy Research, University of Pennsylvania

    Robert Findling, M.D.

    Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland

    Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University

    Judy Garber, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University

    Senior Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Studies, Vanderbilt University

    Investigator and Fellow, Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University

    Robert Johnson, M.D.

    Professor and Chair, Pediatrics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

    Professor, Psychiatry, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

    Director, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

    Martin Keller, M.D.

    Professor, and Chairman, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University School of Medicine

    Charles Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor and Chairman, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine

    Moira A. Rynn, M.D.

    Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

    Medical Director, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Section, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

    Karen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor and Vice Chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

    Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

    Myrna Weissman, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry and Epidemiology, Columbia University College of Physicians

    Chief, Division of Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology, New York State Psychiatric Institute

    Elizabeth Weller, M.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania

    Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

Commission on Adolescent Schizophrenia

  • Commission Chair

    Raquel E. Gur, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology, University of Pennsylvania

    Director, Neuropsychiatry Section in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

  • Commission Members

    Nancy Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D.

    Chair, Psychiatry, University of Iowa

    Director, Mental Health Clinical Research Center, University of Iowa

    Robert Asarnow, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles

    Ruben Gur, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology, University of Pennsylvania

    Director, Neuropsychology and the Brain Behavior Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania

    Peter Jones, M.D.

    Professor and Chair, Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

    Kenneth Kendler, M.D.

    Distinguished Professor, Psychiatry, and Professor, Human Genetics, Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University

    Co-director, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics

    Matcheri Keshavan, M.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

    Director, Schizophrenia Inpatient Services, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

    Clinical Services Core, Center for the Neuroscience of Mental Disorders, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

    Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D.

    Distinguished Professor, Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Radiology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

    Director, Mental Health and Neuroscience Clinical Research Center, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

    Robert McCarley, M.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Chair, Harvard Department of Psychiatry at the Brockton/West Roxbury VA Medical Center

    Robin Murray, M.D.

    Professor and Chair, Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London

    Judith Rapoport, M.D.

    Chief, Child Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental Health

    Carol Tamminga, M.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry and Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, University of Maryland at Baltimore

    Deputy Director, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

    Ming Tsuang, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Superintendent and Head, Harvard Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center

    Elaine Walker, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience, Emory University

    Daniel Weinberger, M.D.

    Chief, Clinical Brain Disorders Branch of the Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health

  • With contributions from

    Kristin Lancefield, MBBS MRCPsych

    Honorary Specialist Registrar, Institute of Psychiatry, London

  • Commission Coordinator

    Stacy L. Moore III, B.A.

    Academic Coordinator, Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

Commission on Adolescent Anxiety Disorders

  • Commission Chair

    Edna B. Foa, Ph.D.

    Professor, Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

    Director, Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, University of Pennsylvania

  • Commission Members

    E. Jane Costello, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center

    Director, Center for Developmental Epidemiology, Duke University

    Martin Franklin, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

    Clinical Director, Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

    Jerome Kagan, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology, Harvard University

    Philip Kendall, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology, Temple University

    Director, Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorder Clinic, Temple University

    Rachel Klein, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine

    Director, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Institute at the Child Study Center, New York University School of Medicine

    Henrietta Leonard, M.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University

    Director of Training, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Brown University

    Michael Liebowitz, M.D.

    Professor, Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University

    Director, Anxiety Disorders Clinic, New York State Psychiatric Institute

    John March, M.D., M.P.H.

    Professor, Psychiatry, Duke University

    Director, Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders and Psychopharmacology, Duke University Medical Center

    Richard McNally, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology, Harvard University

    Thomas Ollendick, Ph.D.

    Professor, Clinical Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Director, Child Study Center, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Daniel Pine, M.D.

    Chief, Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience, National Institute of Mental Health

    Chief, Child and Adolescent Research Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, National Institute of Mental Health

    Robert Pynoos, M.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California at Los Angeles

    Co-director, UCLA–Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

    Director, Trauma Psychiatry Program, University of California at Los Angeles

    Wendy Silverman, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology, Case Western University

    Director, Child and Family Psychosocial Research Center, Florida International University

    Linda Spear, Ph.D.

    Distinguished Professor and Chair, Psychology Department, Binghamton University

Commission on Adolescent Eating Disorders

  • Commission Chair

    B. Timothy Walsh, M.D.

    William & Joy Ruane Professor of Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University

    Interim Executive Director, New York State Psychiatric Institute

    Director, Eating Disorder Research Unit, New York State Psychiatric Institute

  • Commission Members

    Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D.

    Professor, Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Director, Eating Disorders Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Christopher G. Fairburn, D.M., F.R.C.Psych., F.Med.Sci.

    Professor, Psychiatry, Oxford University

    Wellcome Principal Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University

    Neville H. Golden, M.D.

    Professor, Clinical Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Co-director, Eating Disorders Center, Schneider Children's Hospital

    Katherine A. Halmi, M.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

    Director, Eating Disorders Program, Cornell University

    David B. Herzog, M.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    President and Founder, Harvard Medical School Eating Disorders Center

    Director, Eating Disorders Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Allan S. Kaplan, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C)

    Professor, Psychiatry, University of Toronto

    Head, Program for Eating Disorders, Toronto General Hospital

    Chair, Eating Disorders, Toronto General Hospital

    Richard E. Kreipe, M.D.

    Professor, Pediatrics, University of Rochester

    Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital at Strong, University of Rochester

    James E. Mitchell, M.D.

    Professor and Chair, Neurosciences, University of North Dakota School of Medicine

    President and Scientific Director, Neuropsychiatric Research Institute

    Kathleen M. Pike, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

    Chief Psychologist, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center's Eating Disorders Clinical Research Service

    Eric Stice, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

    Ruth H. Striegel-Moore, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology, Wesleyan University

    C. Barr Taylor, M.D.

    Director, Laboratory for the Study of Behavioral Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

    Director, Adult Residency Training Program, Stanford University School of Medicine

    Co-director, Stanford Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, Stanford University School of Medicine

    Thomas A. Wadden, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

    Director, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania

    G. Terence Wilson, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology, Rutgers University

  • With contributions from

    Meghan L. Butryn, M.S.

    Graduate Student, Drexel University

    Eric B. Chesley, D.O.

    Fellow, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, University of Rochester

    Michael P. Levine, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology, Kenyon College

    Marion P. Russell, M.D.

    Clinical Fellow, Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital

  • Commission Coordinator

    Robyn Sysko, M.S.

    Graduate Student, Rutgers University

Commission on Adolescent Substance and Alcohol Abuse

  • Commission Chair

    Charles P. O'Brien, M.D., Ph.D.

    Vice-Chairman, Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

    Chief, Psychiatry, Philadelphia VA Medical Center

    Director, Center for Studies of Addiction, University of Pennsylvania

  • Commission Members

    James C. Anthony, Ph.D.

    Professor and Chair, Epidemiology, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University

    Kathleen Carroll, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology in Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

    Director, Psychosocial Research, Division of Substance Abuse, Yale University School of Medicine

    Anna Rose Childress, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

    Division Director, Penn Addiction Treatment Research Center

    Charles Dackis, M.D.

    Chief, Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center–Presbyterian

    Medical Director, Adult Community Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

    Guy Diamond, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Psychology in Psychiatry, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Director, Center for Family Intervention Science, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Robert Hornik, Ph.D.

    Professor, Communication and Health Policy, Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania

    Member, Health Communication Group, Annenberg Public Policy Center

    Lloyd D. Johnston, Ph.D.

    Distinguished Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

    Reese Jones, M.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

    Director, Drug Dependence Research Center, University of California, San Francisco

    George F. Koob, Ph.D.

    Director, Division of Neuropsychopharmacology, The Scripps Research Institute

    Director, Alcohol Research Center, The Scripps Research Institute

    Thomas Kosten, M.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry, Yale University

    Caryn Lerman, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

    Associate Director, Cancer Control and Population Science, University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center

    Director, Tobacco Research Program, Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute

    A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

    Director, Treatment Research Institute

    Howard Moss, M.D.

    Associate Director for Education and Career Development

    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

    Helen Pettinati, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

    Richard Spoth, Ph.D.

    F. Wendell Miller Senior Prevention Scientist, and Director, Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute at Iowa State University

Commission on Adolescent Suicide Prevention

  • Commission Chair

    Herbert Hendin, M.D.

    Medical Director, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    Professor, Psychiatry, New York Medical College

  • Commission Members

    David A. Brent, M.D.

    Academic Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

    Professor, Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

    Jack R. Cornelius, M.D., M.P.H.

    Professor, Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

    Tamera Coyne-Beasley, M.D., M.P.H.,

    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine

    Co-Director, Adolescent Medicine Education

    Principal Investigator, Firearm Injury Prevention Project, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Ted Greenberg, M.P.H.

    Research Associate, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University

    Madelyn Gould, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Professor, Psychiatry and Public Health (Epidemiology), College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

    Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute

    Ann Pollinger Haas, Ph.D.

    Research Director, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    Professor, Health Services, Lehman College of The City University of New York

    Jill Harkavy-Friedman, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry, Columbia University

    Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute

    Richard Harrington, M.D., F.R.C. Psych.

    Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Manchester (deceased)

    Gregg Henriques, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, James Madison University

    Douglas G. Jacobs, M.D.

    Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    John Kalafat, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University

    Mary Margaret Kerr, Ed.D.

    Associate Professor, Child Psychiatry and Education, University of Pittsburgh

    Cheryl A. King, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Michigan

    Richard Ramsay, M.S.W.

    Social Work, University of Calgary, and President, Living Works Education

    David Shaffer, F.R.C.P., F.R.C. Psych.

    Irving Philips Professor of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

    Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

    Anthony Spirito, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, and Director, Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, Brown Medical School

    Howard Sudak, M.D.

    Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

    Elaine Adams Thompson, Ph.D., R.N.

    Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health, School of Nursing, University of Washington

  • Commission Coordinator

    Ann Pollinger Haas, Ph.D.

Commission on Positive Youth Development

  • Commission Chair

    Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

    Director, Positive Psychology Network

    Scientific Director, Values-in-Action Classification of Strengths and Virtues Project, Mayerson Foundation

  • Commission Members

    Marvin W. Berkowitz, Ph.D.

    Professor, Character Education, University of Missouri, St. Louis

    Richard F. Catalano, Ph.D.

    Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington

    Associate Director, Social Development Research Group, University of Washington

    William Damon, Ph.D.

    Professor, Education, Stanford University

    Director, Center on Adolescence, Stanford University

    Jacquelynne S. Eccles, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology, University of Michigan

    Jane E. Gillham, Ph.D.

    Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology, Swarthmore College

    Co-director, The Penn Resiliency Project, University of Pennsylvania

    Kristin A. Moore, Ph.D.

    President and Senior Scholar, Child Trends

    Heather Johnston Nicholson, Ph.D.

    Director of Research, Girls Incorporated®

    Nansook Park, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Rhode Island

    David L. Penn, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Christopher Peterson, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology, University of Michigan

    Director of Clinical Training, University of Michigan

    Margaret Shih, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Michigan

    Tracy A. Steen, Ph.D.

    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania

    Robert J. Sternberg, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology and Education, Yale University

    Director, Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise, Yale University

    Joseph P. Tierney, M.A.

    Director, Civic Initiatives for the Fox Leadership Program and the Center for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society, University of Pennsylvania

    Roger P. Weissberg, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology and Education, University of Illinois at Chicago

    Executive Director, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

    Jonathan F. Zaff, Ph.D.

    Co-Founder and Executive Director, 18–35

  • Commission Coordinator

    Tracy Steen, Ph.D.

Summary of Conclusions, Recommendations, Priorities

  • Joyce Garczynski, M.A.

    Senior Research Assistant, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania

    Michael Hennessy, Ph.D.

    Senior Statistician, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania

    Kimberly Hoagwood, Ph.D.

    Professor, Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry, Columbia University

    Director, Child and Adolescent Services Research, New York State Office of Mental Health

    Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D.

    Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

    Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania

    Patrick Jamieson, Ph.D.

    Associate Director, Adolescent Risk Communication Institute, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania

    Abigail Judge, B.A.

    Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Mary McIntosh, Ph.D.

    Principal and President, Princeton Survey Research Associates International

    A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D.

    Professor, Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

    Director, Treatment Research Institute

    Kathleen Meyers, Ph.D.

    Senior Research Scientist, System Measures, Inc.

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

    David Penn, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Daniel Romer, Ph.D.

    Director, Adolescent Risk Communication Institute, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania