Scientific Council

The BBRF Scientific Council guides the Foundation to fund creative and impactful research relevant to the whole spectrum of mental illness.

Led by Dr. Herbert Pardes, the founding President of our Scientific Council, the all-volunteer group of 182 pre-eminent mental health researchers rigorously evaluates every grant application, identifying the most promising, high-quality science. Research proposals are submitted from around the world. The BBRF Scientific Council reviews hundreds of grant applications submitted from around the world and selects the most promising research ideas with the greatest potential to lead to breakthroughs.

Scientific Council Listing


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Ted Abel, Ph.D.
Ted Abel, Ph.D.
Carver College of Medicine University of Iowa
Abel
Anissa Abi-Dargham, M.D., expert in molecular imaging, pharmacology, schizophrenia and addiction
Anissa Abi-Dargham, M.D.
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Abi-Dargham
Nii Addy, Ph.D.
Nii Addy, Ph.D.
Yale School of Medicine
Addy
Susanne E. Ahmari, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on adhd
Susanne E. Ahmari, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
Ahmari
Schahram Akbarian, M.D., Ph.D. Scientific Council Member 1993, 2000 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee 1997 Klerman Prizewinner Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience Chief of the Division of Psychiatric Epigenomics Mount Sinai School of Medicine, expert on mental illness
Schahram Akbarian, M.D., Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Akbarian
Susan G. Amara, Ph.D.
Susan G. Amara, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine / University of Pittsburgh
Amara
Stewart A. Anderson, M.D.
Stewart A. Anderson, M.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Anderson
Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D.
Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Andreasen
Victoria Arango, Ph.D.
Victoria Arango, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health
Arango
Amy F.T. Arnsten, Ph.D.
Amy F.T. Arnsten, Ph.D.
Yale School of Medicine
Arnsten
Gary Aston-Jones, Ph.D.
Gary Aston-Jones, Ph.D.
Rutgers University
Aston-Jones
Randy P. Auerbach, Ph.D.
Randy P. Auerbach, Ph.D.
  • Columbia University
Auerbach

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