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
Program Committee for the Annual Meeting

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
  • Saeed Ahmed, M.D., Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • Raman Baweja, M.D., Penn State College of Medicine
  • Carlos Blanco, M.D., National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Thedia Carey, M.D., Detroit Wayne Health Authority
  • Cherise Chin Fatt, Ph.D., Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care, UTSW
  • Lynn Crismon, Pharm., D., The University of Texas at Austin
  • Justin Faden, D.O., Temple University
  • Bharathi Gadad, Ph.D., Texas Tech University Health Science Center
  • Bradley Gaynes, M.D., University of North Carolina
  • 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
  • Michael Henry, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Dan Iosifescu, M.D., M.Sc., New York University School of Medicine
  • Jordan Karp, M.D., University of Arizona
  • Susan Kornstein, M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Matej Markota, M.D., Mayo Clinic
  • Brian Mickey, M.D., Ph.D., University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Francisco Moreno, M.D., University of Arizona
  • Carla Nasca, Ph.H., NYU Langone Department of Psychiatry
  • 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
  • Gerard Sanacora, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University
  • Jair Soares, M.D., University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston
  • Victor Tang, M.D., M.Sc., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Oleg Tcheremissine, M.D., Atrium Health
  • Antonio Teixeira, M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Christine Ulbricht, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Eric Wexler, M.D., Ph.D., Modernbrains
  • Zachary Zuschlag, D.O., James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
Industry Advisory Council

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:

  • Ross Baker, Ph.D., Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
  • Craig Chepke, M.D., UNC School of Medicine
  • 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
  • Jayesh Kamath, M.D., Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center
  • Valentina Mantua, M.D., Food & Drug Administration
  • Luca Pani, M.D., University of Miami
  • Timothy Peters-Strickland, M.D., PPD Biotech Solutions, Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Gerard Sanacora, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University
  • Erika Saunders, M.D., Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Robert Smith, M.D., Ph.D., NYU Medical School
  • 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:

  • Manish Jha, M.D., Icahn School of Medicine At Mount Sinai, Chair
  • Crystal Cooper, Ph.D., The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Co-Chair
  • Mahavir Agarwal, M.D., Ph.D., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health , Canada
  • Ross Baker, Ph.D., Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
  • Elizabeth Ballard, Ph.D., National  Institute of Mental Health
  • Isabelle Bauer, Ph.D., The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Arindam Chakrabarty, M.D., SIU School of Medicine
  • Stefano Comai, Ph.D.,Pharm.D., San Raffaele Vita-Salute University
  • Mirjana Domakonda, M.D., Hartford Hospital / Institute of Living
  • Rishab Gupta, M.D., Brigham and Women\'s Hospital, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Rebecca Hendrickson, M.D., Ph.D., VA Puget Sound Health Care System
  • Ming-Fen Ho, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic
  • Michelle Horner, D.O., US Food and Drug Administration
  • Mercedes Szpunar, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Women's Mental Health
Inclusivity Committee

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

Committee Members:

  • Francisco Moreno, M.D., University of Arizona, Chair
  • Crystal Clark, M.D., Northwestern University, Co-Chair
  • Mahavir Agarwal, M.D., Ph.D., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada
  • 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
  • Rida Khan, M.D., Alfaisal University College of Medicine
  • Brian Mickey, M.D., Ph.D., University of Utah School of Medicine
  • 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
  • Maria Saliba, M.D., MayoClinic
  • Trisha Suppes, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University
  • Holly Swartz, M.D., University of Pittsburgh 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, Chair
  • Scott Aaronson, M.D.,B.A., Sheppard Pratt Health System, Co-Chair
  • Joseph Goldberg, M.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Eric Achtyes, M.D.,M.S., Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Subhadeep Barman, M.D., Advocate Aurora Health
  • 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
  • Andrew Fukuda, M.D.,Ph.D., Brown University / Butler Hospital
  • 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)
  • Thomas Raedler, M.D., University of Calgary
  • 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
  • Jeffrey Bennett, M.D., Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Robert Dahmes, M.D., ASCP, APA, LSMS, AACP, LCCAP
  • Andrew Fukuda, M.D.,Ph.D., Brown University / Butler Hospital
  • Charles Gillespie, M.D., Emory University School of Medicine
  • William Lawson, M.D.,Ph.D., University of Texas Austin Dell Medical School
  • Ahmad Hameed, M.D., Penn State College of Medicine
  • Rakesh Kumar, M.D., Guru Gobind Singh Medical College
  • Jair Soares, M.D.,Ph.D., University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston
  • Leah Susser, M.D., Weill Cornell Medicine
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
  • 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 Model
  • 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
  • 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
  • Zachary Zuschlag, D.O., James A. Haley Veterans Hospital

Best Practies for Teaching 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