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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Robert C. Malenka, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Robert C. Malenka, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Malenka
Anil Malhotra, M.D.
Anil Malhotra, M.D.
Zucker Hillside Hospital / Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Malhotra
Husseini K. Manji, M.D.
Husseini K. Manji, M.D.
Duke University School of Medicine
Manji
J. John Mann, M.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on depression
J. John Mann, M.D.
Columbia University Medical Center
Mann
John S. March, M.D., M.P.H.
John S. March, M.D., M.P.H.
Duke University Medical Center
March
Stephen Maren, Ph.D.
Stephen Maren, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University
Maren
Daniel H. Mathalon, M.D., Ph.D.
Daniel H. Mathalon, M.D., Ph.D.
UCSF School of Medicine
Mathalon
Helen S. Mayberg, M.D.
Helen S. Mayberg, M.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mayberg
Carla Mazefsky, Ph.D.
Carla Mazefsky, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Mazefsky
Colleen A. McClung, Ph.D.
Colleen A. McClung, Ph.D.
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
McClung
Ronald McKay, Ph.D.
Ronald McKay, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University Medical School
McKay
James H. Meador-Woodruff, M.D.
James H. Meador-Woodruff, M.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Meador-Woodruff
Herbert Y. Meltzer, M.D. discovers clozapine works for treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients and to help reduce suicide
Herbert Y. Meltzer, M.D.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Meltzer
Kathleen R. Merikangas, Ph.D., anxiety disorders research expert
Kathleen R. Merikangas, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Merikangas
Richard J. Miller, Ph.D.
Richard J. Miller, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Miller
Guo-li Ming, M.D., Ph.D.
Guo-li Ming, M.D., Ph.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania
Ming
Karoly Mirnics, M.D.
Karoly Mirnics, M.D.
Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Mirnics
Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D.
Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D.
Oregon Health & Sci University
Moghaddam
Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on OCD
Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University
Monteggia

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