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Expert Scientific Panel


Expert Scientific Panel

To best serve the National Center's priorities and projects, feedback is sought as needed from national experts in PTSD and key officials from VA and non-VA federal departments.

The following is a list of the members of our fiscal year 2022 Expert Scientific Panel. We thank each of you for your valuable input.

Chair: Thomas C. Neylan, MD
Director, PTSD Clinic and Stress and Health Research Program
San Francisco VA Medical Center
Professor of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco

COL Dave Benedek, MD, MC, USA
Professor/Deputy Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Associate Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

Susan E. Borja, PhD
Chief, Dimensional Traumatic Stress Research Program
Division of Translational Research, National Institute of Mental Health

John Fairbank, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Co-Director, National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Duke University Medical Center
Director, VISN 6 MIRECC
Durham VA Medical Center

John Fortney, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Division of Population Health
University of Washington
HSR&D Center for Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Director of the Virtual Specialty Care QUERI Program

Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH
Dean Robert A. Knox Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

Elyse Katz, PhD
Senior Product Management Support, Contractor
Tunnell Government Services, Inc.
Subcontractor to General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)
Working in support of US Army Medical Materiel Development Activity
Warfighter Brain Health (WBH) Project Management Office (PMO)

Samuel McLean, MD, MPH
Jeffrey Houpt Distinguished Investigator
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Psychiatry
University of North Carolina

Candice Monson, PhD, C Psych
Professor and Director of Clinical Training
Ryerson University

Sumitra Muraldihar, PhD
Program Director, Million Veteran Program
Office of Research and Development
Department of Veterans Affairs

Dave Oslin, MD
Director, VISN 4 Mental Illness, Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC)
Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
Professor of Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Alan L. Peterson, PhD, ABPP
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine
Director, Consortium to Alleviate PTSD
Deputy Chair for Military Collaboration
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
James and Patricia Poitras Chair in Psychiatry
Chief, Division of Depression and Anxiety Disorders, McLean Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, ABPP
Professor in Psychiatry
Director, Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program
Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research
Emory University School of Medicine

Brett Rusch, MD
Medical Center Director
White River Junction VA Medical Center

Murray Stein, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Distinguished Professor
Psychiatry and Family Medicine and Public Health
University of California, San Diego

Elizabeth Yano, PhD, MSPH
Director, VA HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy
Deputy Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Health Services Research
VA Greater LA Healthcare System
Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Ex-Officio: Robert O'Brien, PhD, MA
Scientific Portfolio Manager
Health Services Research and Development (14RDH)

PTSD Information Voice Mail: (802) 296-6300
Also see: VA Mental Health