DBSA Scientific Advisory Board

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

Executive Committee

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


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

Mark S. Bauer, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
VA Boston Healthcare System
Boston, MA

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Roger McIntyre, MD FRCPC 
Head of Mood Disorders, Psychopharmacology Unit
University Health Network 
Toronto, Canada

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

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

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

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

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