ASCP is beyond fortunate to have members, from every career phase, passionately serving our mission.  It is because of our committees that we are able to carry forth our mission and advance the science and practice of clinical psychopharmacology. We are thankful for the time, talent, and expertise that they bring to our organization! We invite you to learn more about our committees by clicking on the respective section below.

Annual Meeting New Investigator Award (NIA) Committee

Responsible for reviewing the New Investigator Award applicants for the ASCP Annual Meeting and selecting the recipients.

Committee Members:

  • Mark Rapaport, M.D., University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute, Chair
  • Christopher Sarampote, Ph.D., National Institute of Mental Health, Co-Chair
  • Christoph Correll, M.D., The Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Michael Davis, M.D.,Ph.D., US Food and Drug Administration
  • Lori Davis, M.D., Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Tiffany Farchione, M.D., US Food and Drug Administration
  • Bruce Kinon, M.D., Lundbeck
  • Ivan Montoya, M.D.,M.P.H., DHHS/National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Katharine Phillips, M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Nina Schooler, Ph.D., SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Holly Swartz, M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Annual Meeting Program Committee

Responsible for reviewing all program submissions for the ASCP Annual Meeting

Committee Members:

  • Lee Cohen, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, Co-Chair
  • Erika Saunders, M.D., Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Co-Chair
  • Scott Aaronson, M.D., Sheppard Pratt Health Systems
  • Mohammed Ahmed, M.D., University of California, San Diego
  • Saeed Ahmed, M.D., Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • Amit Anand, M.D., Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine of Case Western University
  • Pratik Bahekar, M.D., SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Anahita Bassir Nia, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine
  • Thedia Carey, M.D., Detroit Wayne Health Authority
  • Lawrence Cohen, Pharm.D., University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Lynn Crismon, Pharm., D., The University of Texas at Austin
  • Larry Culpepper, M.D., M.P.H., Boston University
  • Cristina Cusin, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Maurizio Fava, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Bharathi Gadad, Ph.D., Texas Tech University Health Science Center
  • Bradley Gaynes, M.D., University of North Carolina
  • Srinath Gopinath, M.D., UCONN Health Center
  • Vikas Gupta, M.D., M.P.H., East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine-Vidant Medical Center
  • Ahmad Hameed, M.D., Pennsylvania State College of Medicine
  • Usman Hameed, M.D., Penn State Hersey Medical Center
  • Ebrahim Haroon, M.D., Emory University School of Medicine
  • Michael Henry, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Dan Iosifescu, M.D., M.Sc., New York University School of Medicine
  • Ayana Jordan, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine
  • Susan Kornstein, M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Rajnish Mago, M.D., Simple and Practical Mental Health
  • Sanjay Mathew, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine
  • Brian Mickey, M.D., Ph.D., University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Francisco Moreno, M.D., University of Arizona
  • Charles Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D, The University of Texas At Austin
  • Andrew Nierenberg, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Minkyung Park, M.D., UTSW Medical Center Dallas
  • Mark Pollack, M.D., Myriad Neuroscience
  • Rajiv Radhakrishnan, M.D., Yale School of Medicine
  • Shamecca Scott, M.D., APA, ABPP, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
  • Jair Soares, M.D., University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston
  • Oleg Tcheremissine, M.D., Atrium Health
  • Madhukar Trivedi, M.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Christine Ulbricht, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Carlos A. Zarate, M.D., National Institute of Mental Health
  • Mark Zimmerman, M.D., Brown University
Annual Meeting Steering Committee

Oversees the Annual Meeting by working with the Program Committee to design the conference to attract panels and workshops relevant to the field

Committee Members:

  • Mark Rapaport, M.D. Emory University School of Medicine, Co-Chair
  • Susan Kornstein, M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, Co-Chair
  • Ross Baker, Ph.D., Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
  • Lee Cohen, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Ella Daly, M.D., Johnson & Johnson PRD
  • Lori Davis, M.D., Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center
  • Bryan Dirks, M.D., Acadia Pharmaceuticals
  • Daniel Falk, Ph.D., National Institute of Health
  • Tiffany Farchione, M.D., US Food and Drug Administration
  • Marlene Freeman, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
  • David J. Kupfer, M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Raye Litten, Ph.D., National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  • Valentina Mantua, M.D., Food & Drug Administration
  • Stephen Marder, M.D., Semel Institute at UCLA
  • Tim Mariano, M.D., Ph.D., Woebot Health
  • Ivan Montoya, M.D., M.P.H., National Institute of Drug Abuse
  • Francisco Moreno, M.D., University of Arizona
  • John W. Newcomer, M.D., Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University
  • Luca Pani, M.D., University of Miami
  • Mark Pollack, M.D., Rush University Medical Center
  • Erika Saunders, M.D., Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Madhukar Trivedi, M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Awards Committee

Responsible for reviewing Lifetime Achievement and Best Paper in the JCP Award nominee applications and selecting the recipients

Committee Members:

  • Madhukar Trivedi, M.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center, Chair
  • Leslie Citrome, M.D., New York Medical College, Co-Chair
  • Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D.,Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Ken Duckworth, M.D., National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Michael E. Thase, M.D., Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Lee Cohen, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Sanjay Dube, M.D., Avanir Pharmaceuticals
  • Maurizio Fava, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Marlene Freeman, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women's Mental Health
  • Rebecca Hendrickson, M.D.,Ph.D., VA Puget Sound Health Care System
  • Sanjay J. Mathew, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine & Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
  • Mark Zimmerman, M.D., Brown University
Early Career Committee

Responsible is responsible for engaging potential young/early career members in ASCP membership and increase existing young/early career member participation in the Society

Committee Members:

  • Sanjay Mathew, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine
  • Manish Jha, M.D., Icahn School of Medicine At Mount Sinai
  • Mahavir Agarwal, M.D., Ph.D., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health , Canada
  • Ross Baker, Ph.D., Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
  • Isabelle Bauer, Ph.D., The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Stefano Comai, Ph.D.,Pharm.D., San Raffaele Vita-Salute University
  • Crystal Cooper, Ph.D., The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Kristina Deligiannidis, M.D., Zucker Hillside Hospital; Feinstein Institute for Medical Research; Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
  • Mirjana Domakonda, M.D., Hartford Hospital / Institute of Living
  • Bharathi Gadad, Ph.D., Texas Tech University Health Science Center
  • Rebecca Hendrickson, M.D., Ph.D., VA Puget Sound Health Care System
  • Michelle Horner, D.O., US Food and Drug Administration
Inclusivity Committee

Responsible for increasing diversity among ASCP members including age, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, and sexual orientation

Committee Members:

  • Trisha Suppes, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University, Chair
  • Francisco Moreno, M.D., University of Arizona, Co-Chair
  • Mahavir Agarwal, M.D., Ph.D., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada
  • Crystal Clark, M.D., Northwestern University
  • Kristina Deligiannidis, M.D., Zucker Hillside Hospital; Feinstein Institute for Medical Research; Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
  • Ryan Estevez, Ph.D., University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
  • Edgar Hernandez, M.D., Kaiser Permanente
  • Brian Mickey, M.D., Ph.D., University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Francisco Moreno, M.D., University of Arizona
  • Katharine Phillips, M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Nithya Ramakrishnan, M.S., Baylor College of Medicine
  • Mark Rapaport, M.D., Emory University School of Medicine
  • Madhukar Trivedi, M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Interagency, Academic and Industry Collaborations and Drug Development Committee

Responsible for maintaining a high-profile identity within the industry and create partnerships to ensure ASCP is sought out for its expertise when it is needed on psychopharmacological topics and to respond to criticism that psychopharmaceuticals do not work.

Committee Members:

  • Madhukar H. Trivedi, M.D., Chair, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Maurizio Fava, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Donald Goff, M.D., NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Ginger E. Nicol, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine
  • Mark Pollack, M.D., Myriad Neuroscience
  • William Zeigler Potter, M.D., Ph.D.
Meetings/CME Committee

Determines the educational needs for the ASCP membership and selects the topics and speakers for the spring and fall meetings

Committee Members:

  • Bradley Gaynes, M.D., University of North Carolina
  • Scott Aaronson, M.D.,B.A., Sheppard Pratt Health System
  • Joseph Goldberg, M.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Eric Achtyes, M.D.,M.S., Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Theadia L Carey, M.D., Detroit Wayne Health Authority (Authority Health)
  • Miles Lynn Crismon, Pharm.D., The University of Texas at Austin
  • Abimbola Farinde, Ph.D.,Pharm.D. Columbia Southern University
  • Vikas Gupta, M.D.,M.P.H., South Carolina Department of Mental Health
  • Robert Howland, M.D., UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
  • Jean-Pierre Lindenmayer, M.D., New York University
  • Rajnish Mago, M.D., Simple and Practical Medical Education, LLC (simpleandpractical.com)
  • Andrew Fukuda, M.D.,Ph.D., Brown University / Butler Hospital
  • Roopma Wadhwa, M.D., South Carolina Department of Mental Health
Membership Committee

Works to retain and increase ASCP membership

Committee Members:

  • Lawrence Cohen, B.A.,BCPP,Pharm.D., UNT Health Science Center/ UNT System College of Pharmacy, Chair
  • Michael Detke, M.D.,Ph.D., Cortexyme, Co-Chair
  • Rajiv Radhakrishnan, M.D., Yale School of Medicine
  • William Lawson, M.D.,Ph.D., University of Texas Austin Dell Medical School
  • Jair Soares, M.D.,Ph.D., University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston
  • Andrew Fukuda, M.D.,Ph.D., Brown University / Butler Hospital
  • Ahmad Hameed, M.D., Penn State College of Medicine
  • Rakesh Kumar, M.D., Guru Gobind Singh Medical College
Education & Curriculum Committee

Assists in creating the education content for the ASCP Model Curriculum as it relates to medical student training and psychiatric primary care. Responsible for creating the education content for the ASCP Model Curriculum for psychiatric residency training

Committee Members:

Model Curriculum Subcommittee

  • Ira Glick, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Chair
  • Matthew Macaluso, D.O., The University of Alabama At Birmingham
  • Lawrence Adler, M.D., Clinical Insights Inc.
  • Richard Balon, M.D., Wayne State University Model
  • Theadia L Carey, M.D., Detroit Wayne Health Authority (Authority Health)
  • Lawrence Cohen, B.A.,BCPP, Pharm.D., UNT Health Science Center/ UNT System College of Pharmacy
  • Wei Du, M.D., Drexel University Medical College Tower Health
  • Kamron Fariba, D.O., Palm Beach Consortium
  • Justin Faden, D.O., Temple University
  • Robert Howland, M.D., UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
  • Jeff Mufson, M.D., Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital
  • Andrew Olagunju, M.D., The University of Adelaide
  • Obiora Onwuameze, M.D., Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Thomas Raedler, M.D., University of Calgary
  • Mujeeb Shad, M.D., Other Oregon Health & Science University
  • Richard Shelton, M.D., University of Alabama At Birmingham
  • Roopma Wadhwa, M.D., South Carolina Department of Mental Health
  • Ira Glick, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Daniel Orr, M.D., AAFP
  • Lawrence Adler M.D. Clinical Insights Inc.
  • Saeed Ahmed, M.D., Rutland Regional Medical Center, VT
  • Richard Balon, M.D., Wayne State University
  • Lawrence Cohen, B.A.,BCPP,Pharm.D., UNT Health Science Center/ UNT System College of Pharmacy
  • Gemma Espejo, M.D., Bellevue Hospital; NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Justin Faden, D.O., Temple University
  • Andrew Fukuda, M.D.,Ph.D., Brown University / Butler Hospital
  • Edgar Hernandez, M.D., Kaiser Permanente
  • Robert Howland, M.D., UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
  • Marvin Leifer, M.D., Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • Matthew Macaluso, D.O., The University of Alabama At Birmingham
  • Matej Markota, M.D., Mayo Clinic
  • Mark Mattioli, M.D. DoD, Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg
  • Andrew Olagunju, M.D., The University of Adelaide
  • Thomas Raedler, M.D., University of Calgary
  • Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, M.D.,Ph.D., University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita
  • Mujeeb Shad, M.D., Other Oregon Health & Science University
  • Chuanzhong Ye, M.D., TPMG
  • Zachary Zuschlag, D.O., James A. Haley Veterans Hospital

Model Curriculum Subcommittee

  • Matthew Macaluso, D.O., The University of Alabama At Birmingham, Chair
  • Theadia L Carey, M.D., Detroit Wayne Health Authority (Authority Health)
  • Lawrence Cohen, B.A.,BCPP,Pharm.D., UNT Health Science Center/ UNT System College of Pharmacy
  • Justin Faden, D.O., Temple University
  • Ira Glick, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Matej Markota, M.D., Mayo Clinic
  • Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, M.D.,Ph.D., University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita
  • Kamron Fariba, D.O., Palm Beach Consortium

Innovation in Teaching Subcommittee

  • Mujeeb Shad, M.D., Other Oregon Health & Science University, Chair
  • Justin Faden, D.O., Temple University
  • Ira Glick, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, M.D.,Ph.D., University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita
  • Kamron Fariba, D.O., Palm Beach Consortium
  • Gemma Espejo, M.D., Bellevue Hospital; NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Joseph Cusimano, Pharm.D., Shenandoah University