Scientific Advisory Board

Our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) strategizes the most effective ways to fund research to help youth today. They are working to develop models for training clinicians to implement evidence-based treatments in real-world settings where children receive care. The SAB, representing major research institutions throughout the world, is comprised of a diverse and distinguished group of doctors in the pediatric mental health community.

Hilary P. Blumberg

Yale School of Medicine

Dr. Blumberg is the Director of the Mood Disorders Research Program at the Yale School of Medicine. Her research has largely been devoted to understanding brain circuitry differences, with a focus on bipolar disorder.

David M. Clark

University of Oxford

Dr. Clark is a Professor of Psychology at Oxford. His research has led to the development of new and effective cognitive therapy programs for panic disorder, social phobia, and posttraumatic stress disorders.

Barbara Cornblatt

Barbara Cornblatt

Hofstra North Shore

Dr. Cornblatt is the Founder and Director of the Recognition and Prevention (RAP) program, a program dedicated to early identification and treatment of youth considered to be clinically high-risk for mental health disorders.

W.Edward Craighead

Emory University

Dr. Craighead is a Professor and the Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory. His research largely focuses on cognitive behavioral models for depression and bipolar.

Adam Gazzaley

Adam Gazzaley

Neuroscape | UCSF

Dr. Gazzaley is a Professor of Neurology, Physiology, and Psychiatry, and the founder of Neuroscape. Dr. Gazzaley designs and develops novel brain assessments and therapies, like therapeutic video games, that focus on attention disorders.

Stephen P. Hinshaw

UCSF | UC - Berkeley

Dr. Hinshaw is a Professor of Psychology at Berkeley. Focused on developmental psychopathology, clinical interventions, and mental illness stigma, Dr. Hinshaw is considered one of the most productive scholars in clinical psychology in the past decade.

Walter H. Kaye

UC - San Diego

Dr. Kaye is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego. His work at the UCSD Eating Disorders Program has led the country in developing new more effective psychotherapies and medication for Anorexia and Bulimia.

Patrick McGorry

headspace | Melbourne

Dr. McGorry is a world leader in the reform of mental health services for youth. The founder of headspace in Australia, he is increasing access to effective treatments and implementing his transformative model throughout the world.

Katie McLaughlin

Harvard University

Dr. McLaughlin is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. Her AIM-funded research assesses how stress, trauma, and social disadvantage may increase the risk for adolescent psychopathology.

David J. Miklowitz

UC - Los Angeles

Dr. Miklowitz is a Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of California Los Angeles. His research focuses on family environmental factors and treatments for children with bipolar disorder.

Bradley S. Peterson

USC

Dr. Peterson is Director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at the University of Southern California. His research uses brain-imaging technology to understand the origins of autism, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

John R. Weisz

Harvard University

Dr. Weisz is a Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. His research involves development interventions for youth mental health problems, as well as systematic reviews critiquing the science of youth mental health care.