HORTENSIA D. AMARO (Chair, Steering Committee) is associate vice provost for community research initiatives and dean’s professor of social work and preventive medicine at the University of Southern California. Previously, she served as associate dean and distinguished professor of health sciences and of counseling psychology in the Bouve College of Health Sciences and as director of the Institute on Urban Health Research at Northeastern University. Her research interests include alcohol and drug use and addiction among adolescents and adults, substance abuse and mental health treatment for Latinos and African Americans, and alcohol and drug use among college populations. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. She has received numerous awards from professional, government, and community organizations and honorary degrees from Simmons College and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. She founded five substance abuse treatment programs for women in Boston and served for many years on the board of the Boston Public Health Commission. She received a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
WILSON COMPTON (Member, Steering Committee) is deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health. In this role, he provides scientific leadership in the development, implementation, and management of NIDA’s research portfolio and conducts research to improve the prevention and treatment of drug abuse and addiction. Prior to his current appointment, he served as the director
of NIDA’s Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research. He led the development of a large-scale longitudinal population study to assess the impact of new tobacco regulations in the United States. Before joining NIDA, he was associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Master in Psychiatric Epidemiology Program at Washington University in St. Louis, as well as medical director of addiction services at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He has been the recipient of many awards from professional associations, including the Senior Scholar Health Services Research Award from the American Psychiatric Association, the Paul Hoch Award from the American Psychopathological Association, and the Health and Human Services Secretary’s Award for Meritorious Service. He has an undergraduate degree from Amherst College and an M.D. from Washington University in St Louis.
MICHAEL L. DENNIS (Speaker) is senior research psychologist and the director of the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) Coordinating Center at Chestnut Health Systems in Bloomington, Illinois. He was the coordinating center principal investigator of the Cannabis Youth Treatment study and the principal or coprincipal investigator of more than a dozen other adolescent treatment experiments and grant programs. He is the primary developer of GAIN—a standardized biopsychosocial assessment to help make clinical decisions about diagnosis, placement, and treatment planning—designed as a key piece of infrastructure to bridge the gap between clinical research and influencing practice to move toward evidenced-based practice. He is currently chair of the Society for Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and is a past chair of the Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness. He has a Ph.D. in psychology from Northwestern University.
STEVEN FRY (Speaker) serves as a consumer affairs specialist at the Center for Mental Health Services at SAMHSA. He was a member of the executive leadership team at the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for 6 years prior to joining SAMHSA where he oversaw education and training, consumer rights and grievances, peer services and policies contributing to a recovery oriented service system. He has experience in behavioral health spanning inpatient, outpatient, community support and advocacy work since 1989. His own lived experience of recovery has informed his work bringing innovative and practical solutions in the areas of employment, peer services, and person centered planning to help individuals achieve economic and social inclusion. He has an M.S. in community mental health from Trinity College of Vermont.
SHERRY GLIED (Member, Steering Committee) is dean of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Her principal areas of research are in health policy reform and mental health care policy. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Social Insurance. She previously served as professor and chair of health policy and management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She also previously served as assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and as senior economist for health care and labor market policy on the Council of Economic Advisers under both President H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. She also participated in the Clinton Health Care Task Force, and she has written several books on these topics. She has an M.A. in economics from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.
CHRISTINE E. GRELLA (Member, Steering Committee and Speaker) is professor-in-residence in the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior in the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she is affiliated with the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs/Drug Abuse Research Center. Her research focuses on the intersection of multiple service delivery systems, including substance abuse treatment, mental health, child welfare, health services, HIV services, and criminal justice, focusing on the relationship of service delivery to treatment outcomes in these topic areas. She is currently a principal investigator on several studies, including a long-term follow-up study of gender differences among opiate users; the evaluation of a “trauma-informed” treatment program for women in prison; a study of the relationship between drug treatment and child welfare outcomes; and evaluations of several enhanced treatment interventions for various groups, including adolescents, homeless individuals with co-occurring disorders, and pregnant and parenting women. She has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
DONNA J. HILLMAN (Speaker) is a lead public health advisor with the Performance Partnership Grant Branch of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at SAMHSA. She is the former state director for the Kentucky Division of Behavioral Health and has experience as a licensed professional clinical counselor with expertise in both mental health and substance use disorders. She was appointed by the governor of Kentucky to the Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, a group of agency leaders from all aspects of state government as well as community coalition leaders, provider representatives, and community leadership brought together to work on coordination of services and supports for persons with mental
health and substance use disorders. She is also a person in long-term recovery. She has an M.S. in education and community counseling from the University of Akron, Ohio.
KEITH HUMPHREYS (Speaker) is professor and section director for mental health policy in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He is also a senior research career scientist at the Health Services Research Center of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and an honorary professor of psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College, London. His research addresses the prevention and treatment of addictive disorders, the formation of public policy, and the extent to which subjects in medical research differ from patients seen in everyday clinical practice. For his work in the multinational humanitarian effort to rebuild the psychiatric care system of Iraq and in the national redesign of the VA health system’s mental health services for Iraq war veterans, he won the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Public Interest. He has served as a member of the White House Commission on Drug Free Communities, the VA National Mental Health Task Force, and the National Advisory Council of SAMHSA. During the Obama administration, he spent a sabbatical year as senior policy advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana.
JAMES JACKSON (Member, Steering Committee) is the Daniel Katz distinguished university professor of psychology and professor of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. Previously, his positions at the University of Michigan included director of the Institute for Social Research and director of the African-American Mental Health Research Institute. He was the principal investigator of the National Survey of American Life, the largest survey about the physical, emotional, mental, structural, and economic conditions of black Americans ever conducted. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and was recently appointed to the National Science Board. He has also served on the National Advisory Mental Health Council of the National Institute of Mental Health, the Advisory Council and Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Institute on Aging, and the Advisory Council to the director of the National Institutes of Health. He is the recipient of the Robert W. Kleemeier Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research in Aging from the Gerontological Society of America; the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award for Distinguished Career Contributions in Applied Psychology from the Association for Psychological Sciences; the Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association; the Solomon
Carter Fuller Award of the American Psychiatric Association; senior health policy investigator from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and the Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Sciences, New York Academy of Medicine. He has a Ph.D. in social psychology from Wayne State University.
COREY LEE M. KEYES (Speaker) is the Winship distinguished research professor in the Department of Sociology of the College of Arts and Sciences at Emory University. His research centers on illuminating the “two continua” model of health and illness, showing how the absence of mental illness does not translate into the presence of mental health, and revealing that the causes of true health are often distinct processes from those now understood as the risks for mental illness. The goal of his work is to better understand resilience, prevention of mental illness, and the health care approach called “predictive health,” to maintain health and limit disease and illness. He has worked on health care transformation and public mental health with government agencies in Australia, Canada, Northern Ireland, and, in the United States, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and SAMHSA. He has an M.S. and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
ALEXANDRE LAUDET (Speaker) is director emeritus of the Center for the Study of Addictions and Recovery at the National Development and Research Institutes. Her research has focused on elucidating what helps people with alcohol or drug problems quit drinking or getting high and how they stay in recovery. As a social psychologist, her main goals are to build the science of recovery and to help translate findings into services and policy that create opportunities for long-term recovery and improved quality of life for people with substance problems. She provides training and consultancy to government and community-based agencies on promoting opportunities for sustained recovery. She has a Ph.D. from the New School in New York City.
KIM T. MUESER (Speaker) is a clinical psychologist and executive director of the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University. His clinical and research interests include family psychoeducation, the treatment of co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders, psychiatric rehabilitation for serious mental illnesses, and the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. He lectures and conducts workshops on psychiatric rehabilitation, both nationally and internationally. He received numerous awards, including the Armin Leob Research Award from the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association; the Emily Mumford Medal for Distinguished Contributions to Social Science in Medicine, Department
of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University; and the Trail Blazer Award, Schizophrenia and Severe Mental Illness Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
D.E.B. POTTER (Speaker) is program analyst with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). Previously, she was a senior survey statistician at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). She leads an ASPE, AHRQ and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services joint project to develop risk adjustment methods for quality measures for home and community-based services populations. Other responsibilities include managing the development of behavioral health quality measures and advancing quality measurement for the population with dementia. She serves on numerous technical expert panels and cross-agency work-groups. She has an M.S. in biostatistics from Georgetown University.
NEIL RUSSELL (Speaker) is director of the Division of Surveillance and Data Collection in the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality at SAMHSA. His areas of expertise include behavioral health statistics and epidemiology, basic and applied research in behavioral health data systems and statistical methodology, as well as surveillance and data collection. He has a Ph.D. in sociology from Arizona State University with a focus in survey research.
MARK SALZER (Speaker) is professor and chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University where he is the principal investigator and director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, a research and training center. He has been the principal or coprincipal investigator on numerous grants on the delivery of effective community mental health and rehabilitation services to individuals with psychiatric disabilities. He has given more than 200 presentations on his work around the world. He has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in clinical/community psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
KENNETH B. WELLS (Speaker) is senior scientist at RAND, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and professor of health services at the UCLA School of Public Health. He also directs UCLA’s Health Services Research Center of the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, which focuses
on improving quality of care for psychiatric and neurological disorders across the lifespan. His current research interests focus on community-based participatory research methods for mental health services improvement in disadvantaged communities. He is the principal investigator of the Center for Research on Quality in Managed Care, a project of the National Institute of Mental Health, RAND, and UCLA, and of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Partnership Initiative. He is also co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation UCLA Clinical Scholars Program and chair of the Community Health Improvement Collaborative. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He has received the American Psychiatric Association Award for Research. He has an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, and an M.P.H. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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