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Member Profiles | NNDC

Member Profiles

Want to learn more about our members?  Read our "10 Minutes With..." profiles!


Nadine Kaslow, PhD, ABPP

Emory University

Dr. Kaslow conveys the value of a family systems perspective, culturally informed health care, and self-compassion.

Ten Minutes With Nadine Kaslow



Dan Kirsch, MD

UMass Medical School / UMass Memorial Health Care

Dr. Kirsch reflects on the vulnerability of college students, being the bearer of bad news, and advice for other clinicians.

Ten Minutes with Dan Kirsch



Cheryl Chessick, MD, DF, APA

University of Colorado Denver Depression Center

Dr. Chessick speaks on the origin of her interest in perinatal depression, her current research and the potential benefits of reducing mental health burden.

Ten Minutes with Cheryl Chessick



Irving Reti, MBBS

The Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center

Dr. Reti remarks on why he chose the field of psychiatry, what he hopes to accomplish through research, and the ups and downs of his profession.

Ten Minutes with Irving Reti



Michael J. Ostacher, MD, MPH, MMSc

Stanford University

Dr. Ostacher talks about the comorbidity of mental illness and addiction, his work with the STEP-BD database, and advice from the Dalai Lama.

Ten Minutes with Michael Ostacher



Brent P. Forester, MD

McLean Hospital

Dr. Forester considers the possible role of mitochondrial functioning in depression, the reward inherent in helping people, and the importance of mentors to young researchers.

Ten Minutes with Brent Forester



Rif S. El-Mallakh, MD

University of Louisville

Dr. El-Mallakh describes his work on antidepressant medication side effects, biomarkers in bipolar illnesses, and an animal model of mania.

Ten Minutes with Rif El-Mallakh



Piotr Daranowski

University of Illinois at Chicago

Mr. Daranowski comments on his beginnings in psychology, working with experts in the field, and the importance of taking responsibility.

Ten Minutes With Piotr Daranowski



Mario Cristancho, MD

University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Cristancho talks about the limitations of current treatments, his new work in clinical psychiatric research, and his hope for the future of patient care.

10 Minutes with Mario Cristancho



Jess G. Fiedorowicz, MD, PhD

University of Iowa

Dr. Fiedorowicz discusses his devotion to providing comprehensive medical care, seeing psychiatry rise to meet the challenge of addressing mental health needs and the avenues for collaboration that the NNDC provides.


10 Minutes with Jess Fiedorowicz



Sara Weisenbach, PhD

University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Weisenbach tells us about her love for neuroscience, the daily rewards of working with patients and finding joy in every part of the day.

10 Minutes with Sara Weisenbach



Bruce Capehart, MD, MBA

Duke University

Dr. Capehart discusses investigating blast-related injuries, being a part of rich interdisciplinary collaborations and the importance of understanding military history.

10 Minutes with Bruce Capehart



Boadie W. Dunlop, MD, MS

Emory University

Dr. Dunlop describes his focus on identifying biological predictors of response, the power of positive clinical moments and the true value of the NNDC.

10 Minutes With Boadie Dunlop



Terence Ketter, MD

Stanford University

Dr. Ketter tells us about his interest in medication efficacy, his work with STEP-BD, and what he thinks is the most valuable aspect of the NNDC.

10 Minutes With Terence Ketter



John Greden, MD

University of Michigan

Dr. Greden explains how he chose the field of psychiatry, his passion for translational sciences, and his advice for beginning investigators, teachers and clinicians.

10 Minutes With John Greden


Allan Tasman, MD, DFAPA, FRCP

University of Louisville

Dr. Tasman talks about his development of a psychiatric training program for primary care clinicians, the importance of a good clinical outcome, and the best advice he has ever received.

10 Minutes With Allan Tasman



Gail Campanella, MBA

NNDC & University of Michigan

Ms. Campanella discusses new enterprises, her role as Chief Operating Officer of the NNDC, and the value of interdisciplinary collaborations.

10 Minutes With Gail Campanella