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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Jay M. Baraban, M.D., Ph.D.
Jay M. Baraban, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baraban
Deanna Barch, Ph.D.
Deanna Barch, Ph.D.
  • Washington University in St. Louis
Barch
Jack D. Barchas, M.D.
Jack D. Barchas, M.D.
Weill Cornell Medical College / NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Payne Whitney Clinic
Barchas
Samuel H. Barondes, M.D.
Samuel H. Barondes, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Barondes
Carrie E. Bearden, Ph.D.
Carrie E. Bearden, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Bearden
Francine Mary Benes, M.D., Ph.D.
Francine Mary Benes, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School / McLean Hospital
Benes
Karen F. Berman, M.D.
Karen F. Berman, M.D.
National Institutes of Health / NIMH Intramural Research Program
Berman
Wade H. Berrettini, M.D., Ph.D.
Wade H. Berrettini, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Berrettini
Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D.
Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D.
Florida Atlantic University
Blakely
Pierre Blier, M.D., Ph.D.
Pierre Blier, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research
Blier
Hilary P. Blumberg, M.D.
Hilary P. Blumberg, M.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
Blumberg
Vadim Bolshakov, Ph.D.
Vadim Bolshakov, Ph.D.
  • Harvard Medical School
  • McLean Hospital
Bolshakov
Antonello Bonci,  M.D.
Antonello Bonci, M.D.
  • GIA Miami
Bonci
Kathleen T. Brady, M.D., Ph.D.
Kathleen T. Brady, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Medical University of South Carolina
Brady
Kristen Brennand, Ph.D. - brain & behavior expert on schizophrenia research
Kristen Brennand, Ph.D.
  • Yale School of Medicine
Brennand
Robert W. Buchanan, M.D.
Robert W. Buchanan, M.D.
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Buchanan
Peter F. Buckley, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Peter F. Buckley, M.D.
School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University
Buckley
Edward Thomas Bullmore,  Ph.D., MB, MRCP, MRCPsych
Edward Thomas Bullmore, Ph.D., MB, MRCP, MRCPsych
University of Cambridge
Bullmore
William E. Bunney, Jr., M.D.
William E. Bunney, Jr., M.D.
  • University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Bunney
Joseph D. Buxbaum, Ph.D.
Joseph D. Buxbaum, Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Buxbaum
William F. Byerley, M.D.
William F. Byerley, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Byerley

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