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Council on Research

The Council on Research carries out activities to ensure that the substance and significance of research on mental health/illness remain integral parts of the APA mission and in the forefront of the national health agenda. The council embodies APA’s commitment to advance evidence-based psychiatric knowledge across a broad range of research fields and issues.

Highlights of Responsibilities

  • Recognize psychiatrist researchers who have made significant contributions to psychiatric knowledge and practice.
  • Establish task forces in response to emerging needs relevant to the council.
  • Advance evidence-based knowledge across a broad spectrum of issues, including but not limited to
    • Basic science
    • Clinical diagnosis and assessment
    • Treatment research
    • Research training
    • Health services
    • Prevention research
    • Research ethics

Staff Liaison

Committees

Council Members

  • Jonathan Alpert, M.D., Ph.D., DLFAPAChairperson
    2024-2025
  • Olusola Ajilore, M.D., Ph.D.
    2023-2026
  • Wilson Compton, M.D., DLFAPA
    2023-2026
  • Christina Cruz, EDM
    2024-2027
  • Vikas Gupta, M.D., M.P.H., FAPAAM SPC Member
    2024-2027
  • Alison Hwong, M.D.Early Career Psychiatrist Representative
    2022-2025
  • Pallavi Joshi, D.O., M.A.
    2024-2027
  • Dolores Malaspina, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., DLFAPA – Assembly Representative
    2023-2026
  • Charles Nemeroff, DLFAPA
    2023-2026
  • Naomi Simon, M.D., M.Sc., DLFAPA
    2024-2026
  • Alik Widge, M.D., Ph.D., FAPA
    2019-2025
  • Alex Young, M.D., DFAPA
    2024-2027
  • Saeed Ahmed, M.D., M.B.B.S., FAPACorresponding Member
    2024-2025
  • Salvador Guinjoan, FAPACorresponding Member
    2024-2025
  • Iliyan Ivanov, M.D. Corresponding Member
    2024-2025
  • Caroline Stamu-O'Brien, M.D., FAPACorresponding Member
    2024-2025
  • Alan Schatzberg, M.D., DLFAPAConsultant
    2024-2025

Fellows

  • Alison Hwong, M.D., Ph.D. – Psychiatric Research Fellow
  • Hammad Khan, M.D. – SAMHSA Minority Fellow
  • Juan Molina, M.D. – SAMHSA Minority Fellow
  • Peter Na, M.D., M.P.H. – SAMHSA Minority Fellow
  • Ritvij Satodiya, M.D. – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
  • Halide Turkozer, M.D. – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
  • Sophia Walker, M.D. – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
  • Margaret Wang, M.D. – APA/APAF Leadership Fellow
  • Heather Ward, M.D. – APA/APAF Leadership Fellow

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