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Advisory Boards


Advisory Boards

Since the Center's inception its priorities and projects have been reviewed by a Scientific Advisory Board and an Educational Advisory Board who meet with Center leaders annually and as needed.

Board members include national experts in PTSD and key officials from VA and non-VA federal departments. While providing valuable input, both boards have consistently found the National Centers performance in research and education outstanding.

Educational Advisory Board

The following is a list of the members of our 2013 Educational Advisory Board. We thank each and every one of you for your invaluable input.

Chair: Dean Kilpatrick, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology
Director of National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center
Medical University of South Carolina

Deborah Amdur, LCSW
Director, White River Junction VAMC

COL Dave Benedek, MD, LTC, MC, USA
Assoc Prof/Asst Chair, Dept of Psychiatry, USUHS

Thomas J. Berger, PhD
Executive Director, Veterans Health Council
Vietnam Veterans of America

William Busby, PhD
VA Readjustment Counseling Services

Kathy L. Henderson, MD
Associate Director, South Central MIRECC

Michael Kauth, PhD
Co-Director, VA South Central (VISN 16) MIRECC

Daniel Kivlahan, PhD
National Mental Health Program Director, Addictive Disorders

Robert L. Koffman, MD, MPH
Captain, Medical Corps, USN
Senior Consultant Behavioral Health, National Intrepid Center of Excellence

Elana Newman, PhD
Professor of Psychology, University of Tulsa

Dori Reissman, MD, MPH (CAPT, USPHS)
Medical Director, World Trade Center Health Program
Senior Medical Advisor, Office of the Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Kenneth Weingardt, PhD
National Director, Web Services, VA Mental Health Services

Scientific Advisory Board

The following is a list of the members of our 2013 Scientific Advisory Board. We thank each and every one of you for your invaluable input.

Chair: John Fairbank, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Co-Director, National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Duke University Medical Center

Gerald Culliton, MPA, FACHE
Director, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

COL Carl A. Castro, PhD
Assistant Professor and Research Director, Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families
University of Southern California

Bonnie L. Green, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry
Georgetown University Medical School

JoAnn Kirchner, MD
Associate Director for Clinical Care, South Central MIRECC

Karestan Koenen, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University

Thomas C. Neylan, MD
Director, PTSD Program San Francisco VAMC

Alan L. Peterson, PhD, ABPP
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

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

Farris Tuma, ScD
National Institute of Mental Health
Traumatic Stress Disorders Research Program

Robert Ursano, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Chair, Dept of Psychiatry, USUHS

Ex-Officio: Theresa Gleason, PhD
Portfolio/Program Manager
VA Clinical Science Research & Development

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