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.

Dr. Rinad Beidas

University of Pennsylvania

Rinad Beidas, PhD, is the Director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit; Founder and Director of the Penn Implementation Science Center at the Leonard Davis Institute (PISCE@LDI); and Associate Director at the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE).

Dr. Hilary 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.

Dr. 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

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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.

Dr. Damien Fair

University of Minnesota

Damien Fair PhD, is a Cognitive Neuroscientist and Professor in the Institute of Child Development and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on mechanisms and principles that underlie the developing brain.

Dr. Kate Fitzgerald

University of Michigan

Dr. Fitzgerald is the Co-Director of the Pediatric Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on neural mechanisms underlying pediatric anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression.

Adam Gazzaley

Dr. 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.

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein

University of Toronto

Dr. Goldstein is a child-adolescent psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Toronto, as well as Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. His efforts focus on teenagers with, or at familial risk for, bipolar disorder.

Dr. Stephen 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.

Dr. Shashank V. Joshi


Dr. Joshi is Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Education at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Director of School Mental Health at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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.

Dr. David 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.

Dr. Mark H. Rapaport

Huntsman Mental Health Institute

Mark Hyman Rapaport, MD, is the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and CEO of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI). Dr. Rapaport serves as the second William H. and Edna D. Stimson Presidential Endowed Chair, University of Utah School of Medicine.

Dr. Marilu Gorno Tempini

UC - San Francisco

Dr. Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini is a behavioral neurologist and the Charles Schwab Distinguished Professor in Dyslexia and Neurodevelopment. Her research and clinical work focus on behavioral neurology across the lifespan with an emphasis on the neural basis of higher cognitive functions such as language and memory.

Dr. 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.