CQAIMH - center for quality assessment and improvement in mental health


2005-06 STABLE Project National Coordinating Council Membership

Co-Chairs STABLE Project:
William E. Golden, MD, FACP
Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD

Medical Advisor to the STABLE Project:
Naakesh A. Dewan, MD

STABLE National Coordinating Council Members
Daniel J. Conti, PhD
Ken Duckworth, MD
Richard C. Hermann, MD, MS
Barbara Hylard
Ronald C. Kessler, PhD
J. Sloan Manning, MD
John M. Oldham, MD
Bernard M. Rosof, MD, MACP
Gary S. Sachs, MD
Nada L. Stotland MD, MPH
Trisha Suppes, MD, PhD
John W. Williams, Jr., MD, MHSc.

Co-Chairs STABLE Project:
William E. Golden, MD, FACP

William E. Golden, M.D. is Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where he served as director of the division of general internal medicine for nearly 20 years. He is the Vice President for Clinical Quality Improvement of the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care for which he has designed over 60 statewide quality improvement projects for Medicare and Medicaid.

Presently Chair the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians,
Dr. Golden served on the Board of Directors of the National Quality Forum from 2001-2004 and was President of the American Health Quality Association from 1997-2000. He has been a methodologist member of the AMA Physician Consortium for Performance Measurement for the last decade and currently sits on its executive committee. In 2001, he received the national James Q. Cannon award for excellence in physician leadership in clinical quality improvement. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences honored him in April, 2005 for innovations in medical education for his work in quality improvement in the state.

A former President of the American Society of Internal Medicine, Dr. Golden has served on numerous national committees including Chairmanships of the AMA Council on Medical Education, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the QNET office quality initiative and the Board of Directors of the Center for Clinical Quality and Evaluation. He has served on three committees of the Institute of Medicine as well as two study sections for the Agency for Health Care Quality and Research. Dr. Golden has served as a co-investigator on two grants from NIH and AHRQ to improve asthma care in the community setting. For the last nine years, he has written a monthly column on clinical practice guidelines for Internal Medicine News.

Dr. Golden graduated from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Health Care Delivery, an independent concentration. He received his MD from Baylor College of Medicine and his internal medicine training at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago where he was also chief resident. He is a former Morris Fishbein Fellow in medical journalism and a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD

Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD, is Craig and Frances Lindner Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati - College of Medicine and Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry. He was recently named President-CEO of the new Lindner Center of HOPE, a state-of-the-science, UC-affiliated comprehensive mental health center in Mason, Ohio. Dr. Keck’s program conducts research regarding the nosology, biology, course of illness, genetics, and treatment of bipolar disorder. In addition, the program focuses on the development of new medicines to treat mood, anxiety, psychotic, eating, and impulse control disorders.

A magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Keck received his MD with honors from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. He served his internship in Internal Medicine at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and completed his residency training in Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA. Dr. Keck remained on faculty at McLean and Harvard Medical School before joining the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati in 1991.

Dr. Keck is the author of over 475 scientific papers and abstracts in leading medical journals. He has also contributed over 150 reviews and chapters to major psychiatric textbooks. Dr. Keck is the editor of the book Managing Depressive Symptoms in Schizophrenia and co-author of The Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome and Related Conditions (2nd ed.), and Bipolar Disorder: Treatment & Management. He serves on the editorial boards of 7 journals. He also served on the American Psychiatric Association’s Workgroup to Develop Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorders (1994 and 2001) and currently serves on the APA Institute for Research and Education. Dr. Keck was a member of the FDA Psychopharmacologic Drug Advisory Committee.

Dr. Keck is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Gerald Klerman Young Investigator Award from the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association (NDMDA); the Gerald Klerman Senior Investigator Award from the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA); the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI); the Philip Isenberg Teaching Award from Harvard Medical School; the Nancy C A Roeske Certificate for medical student education from the American Psychiatric Association; the Wyeth-Ayerst AADPRT Mentorship Award; two Communicator Awards for Continuing Medical Education; the Outstanding Physician Partner Award of the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine; and two Golden Apple Teaching Awards from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

He is listed as one of the Best Doctors in Cincinnati by Cincinnati Magazine; The Best Doctors in America, a directory of the top one percent of physicians in the United States as rated by their peers; and as one of the nation’s Best Mental Health Experts by Good Housekeeping Magazine. Dr. Keck is also the Director of Scientific Development for the Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Information Service (NMSIS).

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Medical Advisor to the STABLE Project:
Naakesh A. Dewan, MD

Nick Dewan, M.D., a Clearwater, Fla.-based psychiatrist with an international reputation spanning healthcare quality, technology, and sports psychiatry. He has been the Medical Advisor to the STABLE effort since its inception.

Dr. Dewan is a board certified psychiatrist and an experienced physician executive who has worked in government, academic, non-profit, and private health systems. In the early 1990s, Dr. Dewan developed the world’s first PC-based point-of-care outcomes management system for psychiatric hospitals. Also in the 90’s, he became the founding editor of the first patient education software in behavioral health, which is now under McKesson, one of the largest healthcare services and information technology companies. In 1997, he became the first to use the Internet to launch a best practices survey of academic psychiatry.

Currently, he is President Elect of the American Association for Technology in Psychiatry and assumed the Presidency during the annual meeting of the 2005 AATP in Atlanta during the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. Behavioral health technology leaders worldwide have read his book, Behavioral Healthcare Informatics, and he continues to work with technology companies around the world to develop and improve technology systems to promote quality healthcare. He is the Chair of the Mental Health Workgroup of the Geneva based International Medical Informatics Association.

His work in quality improvement is well known. He has worked with over 250 organizations in his career, and consulted with multiple hospital corporations, managed care companies, federal agencies, non-profit foundations and consumer groups to improve the quality of care delivered to people with psychiatric disorders. Currently, Dr. Dewan is president of the CMHI, which is actively involved in establishing evidence-based best practices for the provision of mental healthcare.

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STABLE National Coordinating Council Members
(In alphabetical order)

Daniel J. Conti, PhD

Dr. Daniel Conti serves as Vice President and Manager of the Employee Assistance and WorkLife Program at JPMorgan Chase, the parent company of the second largest bank in the United States. He has developed and implemented innovative programs that address the link between behavioral health status and corporate costs and has published significant research on this subject and other health economics topics.

Dr. Conti currently serves on the Mental Health Association of Illinois, and is a member of the Business Advisory Gr

oup for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). He was a former Director on the Board of the Depressive and Bipolar Support Alliance. Dr. Conti is an Adjunct Associate Professor at DePaul University in Chicago.

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Ken Duckworth, MD
[representing the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)]

Dr. Ken Duckworth serves as the medical director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Triple board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult, Child and Adolescent, and Forensic Psychiatry, Dr. Duckworth has extensive experience in the public health arena.

First serving as Acting Commissioner of Mental Health and the Medical Director for Department of Mental Health of Massachusetts, then as a psychiatrist on a Program Assertive Community Treatment team, Dr. Duckworth was also Medical Director of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center for eight years.

Dr. Duckworth won the award for Clinical Excellence from the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society as well as teaching awards from Boston University, for his work at Harvard Medical School, and from the American Psychiatric Association. He was also a recipient of the Ken and Rona Purdy Award for his work to combat stigma.

Dr. Duckworth attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with honors in 1981 and Temple University School of Medicine where he was named to the medical honor society, AOA. While at Temple, he won awards for his work in psychiatry and neurology.

Dr. Duckworth is currently an Assistant Professor at Harvard University Medical School. He is also a board member of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. 

Dr. Duckworth has served as a school consultant for a decade, has had an active private practice, and currently does community mental health work with Vinfen Corporation in Boston as their Medical Director.

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Richard C. Hermann, MD, MS

Dr. Hermann is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he directs the Center for Quality Assessment and Improvement in Mental Health (www.cqaimh.org) at Tufts-New England Medical Center’s (Tufts-NEMC’s) Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies. In addition, he is Associate Director of the Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research (COLMR) at the VA Boston Healthcare System. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health. He trained in psychiatry at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School and obtained additional training in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and organizational behavior at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

With funding from the NIMH, CDC, AHRQ, and SAMHSA, he has published more than 60 research articles on quality of care, including practice variation, treatment appropriateness, cost effectiveness, and methods of quality measurement and improvement. He led the AHRQ-funded National Inventory of Mental Health Quality Measures and subsequently led a multi-stakeholder consensus development process to identify core quality measures for mental healthcare. He authored a book, Improving Mental Healthcare: A Guide to Measurement-based Quality Improvement. His current research includes an NIMH-funded study to identify organizational determinants of successful quality improvement (QI) activities and to develop an intervention to help healthcare organizations conduct QI more effectively.

Dr. Hermann has chaired the American Psychiatric Association’s Committee on Quality Indicators, the National Quality Forum’s Technical Advisory Panel for Behavioral Health, and the Mental Health Committee of the Organization of Economic and Community Development’s (OECD’s) International Healthcare Quality Indicators Project. He has also served on quality of care committees for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the American Medical Association’s Physician’s Consortium, Veteran’s Administration/Department of Defense and the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). He is one of the developers of AHRQ’s National Quality Measure Clearinghouse. In addition, he has taught at Tufts and Harvard University, developed quality management programs in the public and private sector, and has a clinical practice in psychiatry at Tufts-NEMC.

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Barbara Hylard
[representing the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance]

As Vice President of Grass Roots & Peer Services, Barbara is a member of the executive management team and is responsible for all association activities relating to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance’s legislative and advocacy efforts, peer services programs, training initiatives, state organizations and chapter network. Barbara’s educational and work background is in higher education, student affairs and adult learning. She received a Bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and a Master’s in Education from Wright State University. Barbara is extremely passionate about her work in an effort to improve the lives of people, including her family members, living with mental illness.

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Ronald C. Kessler, PhD

Ronald Kessler is a Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. His research deals broadly with the social determinants of mental health and illness as studied from an epidemiological perspective. He is the author of over 400 publications and the recipient of many awards for his research, including Senior Scientist and MERIT awards from the National Institute of Mental Health. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science. ISI has ranked him the single most highly cited researcher in the field of psychiatry in the world for each of the past nine years. Kessler is the Principal Investigator of the U.S. National Comorbidity Survey, the first nationally representative survey of the prevalence and correlates of mental disorders in the US (www.hcp.med.harvard.edu/ncs). He is also the co-director of the World Health Organization World Mental Health Survey Initiative, a series of comparative community epidemiological surveys of the prevalence of mental disorders, patterns of help seeking for these disorders, and barriers to treatment for these disorders in 28 countries around the world (www.hcp.med.harvard.edu/wmh), and the Hurricane Katrina Community Advisory Group (www.HurricaneKatrina.med.harvard.edu). In addition to his epidemiological studies, Kessler is involved in evaluating a number of innovative programs for the prevention and treatment of mental illness in high-risk segments of the population.

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J. Sloan Manning, MD

J. Sloan Manning, MD is the founding editor of The Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. He served for 12 years as a full time faculty member of the University of Tennessee, achieving the rank of associate professor with tenure in the Department of Family Medicine and associate professor in the College of Nursing. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Manning was in private family practice for 5 years in northwest Mississippi. Previous academic appointments include assistant professor and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine, and program director of Baptist/Healthplex Family Practice Residency at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Manning earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biological engineering from Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., he completed his residency in family practice at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Gadsden, Ala. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice, and is a member of both the American Academy of Family Physicians and the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Manning has authored or co-authored more than 50 letters, articles, and editorials in a variety of journals, including The Journal of Family Practice, Archives of Family Medicine, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Comprehensive Psychiatry and Journal of Affective Disorders. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Affective Disorders.

Dr. Manning is the recipient of a variety of research grants, including one from the Health Resources and Services Administration. He has lectured at research conferences on bipolar disorder in family practice for the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. In 1999, he served on an international task force on dysthymia in medical practice for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

His research interests include integrated somatic/mental healthcare systems in primary care, physician education in primary care psychiatry, and disorders of the bipolar spectrum, including their temperamental underpinnings and pharmacologic management.

Dr. Manning has recently returned to the private practice as a family physician in Greensboro, North Carolina. He serves as volunteer faculty and directs a Mood Disorders Clinic at the Moses Cone Family Practice Residency in Greensboro.

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John M. Oldham, MD

John M. Oldham, MD is currently Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff of the Menninger Clinic, and Executive Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Development of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Oldham is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in adult and forensic psychiatry, and by the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists, the American College of Psychoanalysts, the American Psychopathological Association, and the New York Academy of Medicine; and he serves on numerous Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards. Dr. Oldham is Treasurer of the American College of Psychiatrists, Past President of the South Carolina Psychiatric Association, Past President of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, and Past President of the Association for Research on Personality Disorders. In addition, he is editor of the Journal of Psychiatric Practice.

Dr. Oldham is a graduate of Duke University and Baylor Medical School. He received his psychiatric and psychoanalytic training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. After several years on the faculty at Columbia, Dr. Oldham took a position in the Department of Psychiatry at Cornell University Medical College and New York Hospital, where he became actively involved in teaching and research. His research interests are focused on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with severe personality disorders.

In 1984, Dr. Oldham returned to Columbia, where, after several years, he became Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Chief Medical Officer of the New York State Office of Mental Health. He was later appointed as the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and the Law, and as Acting Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

In 2002, Dr. Oldham relocated to South Carolina to become Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Executive Director of the Institute of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. He was subsequently recruited to return to his alma mater, Baylor College of Medicine, and he assumed his current positions at Baylor and the Menninger Clinic in 2007.

Dr. Oldham has been actively involved in the American Psychiatric Association. He has served as President of the New York County District Branch and as a member of the Council on Research and the Steering Committee on Practice Guidelines. He served for three years as chairman of the Scientific Program Committee, and he chaired the Task Force on Quality Indicators. In addition, he served as Chair of the Practice Guideline Work Group on Borderline Personality Disorder, and the Chair of the Committee on Quality Indicators, and the Council on Quality Care.

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Bernard M. Rosof, MD, MACP

Dr. Rosof is Senior Vice President for Corporate Relations and Health Affairs at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Prior to assuming a full time Hospital position, Dr. Rosof was in the private practice of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology for 29 years. He is currently a Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at Huntington Hospital, Huntington New York.

Dr. Rosof has been a driving force in American Medicine. He has chaired Committees and Task Forces for the State of New York, The Institute of Medicine, The American Medical Association, and various Specialty Societies. He has achieved national recognition in the areas of health quality and clinical practice guidelines and is the current Chair of the Physician Consortium for Performance Measures convened by the AMA. Dr. Rosof has spoken nationally and internationally on issues of Quality and Patient Safety. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Medical Quality, and Chairman of the committee on Quality in Office Based Surgery convened by the Commissioner of Health of New York State.

Dr. Rosof is Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Huntington Hospital and Chair of the IRB Steering Committee for the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. He is also the Institutional Officer for the Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY).

Dr. Rosof is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Alliance of Autism Research (NAAR). He was instrumental in the development of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System’s Center for Autism, and continues to play an active role in the autism community.

Dr. Rosof is Past President of the American Society of Internal Medicine and The Internal Medicine Center to Advance Research and Education. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians and Chair Emeritus and President Emeritus of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Rosof is Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation of the American College of Physicians.

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Gary S. Sachs, MD

Dr Gary S. Sachs is Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Clinical Assistant in Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Sachs is the Director of the MGH Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, and Partners Bipolar Treatment Center.

Dr. Sachs earned his medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He interned in family practice and psychiatry at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore and was a resident in psychiatry and Chief Resident in Acute Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Sachs served as the Principal Investigator of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM) Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD), the largest treatment study ever conducted for bipolar disorder. He is principal investigator for the Cohen Family Foundation study, Inflammatory Markers in Bipolar Disorder, and the Erdman Fund study, Interventions for Ineffective Complex Chronic Care. Along with these, he is the Co-Investigator of two other NIMH studies: the Genetics of Bipolar Disorder Family Association Study, and the Validation of Interactive Computer Interview of Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS). His research interests include psychopharmacology, chronobiology, clinical trial methodology and recurrent mood disorders.

Dr. Sachs serves on the scientific advisory board of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, is Co-editor-in-chief of the Clinical Approaches to Bipolar Disorder and the editorial boards of Medscape and the Psychotic Disorders Review, among numerous others. He has authored over 150 articles, abstracts, books, reviews, and book chapters.

Dr. Sachs has received many awards, among them a Thouron Scholarship, a Dunlop Award for psychiatric research and writing, and a Dupont-Warren Fellowship at the Harvard Medical School. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association and American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Nada L. Stotland MD, MPH
[representing the Mental Health Association, formerly known as the National Mental Health Association]

Nada Stotland, MD, obtained her undergraduate, medical, and residency education at The University of Chicago, and was a member of the faculty for over ten years thereafter, serving as the Director of the Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Service and the Director of Psychiatric Education (undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate). She then served as Medical Coordinator for the State of Illinois Division of Mental Health and as the Chair of Psychiatry at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. She is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology at Rush Medical College, also in Chicago.

Dr. Stotland has a longstanding interest in women’s mental health and in medical ethics. She is the author or editor of seven books and over seventy-five articles, and has won a number of awards, including the Francis Braceland and Alexandra Symonds Awards of the American Psychiatric Association and the Lila Wallis Award of the American Medical Women’s Association.  She has also played an important role in public education about psychiatric issues, including appearances on Oprah, Larry King Live, and CNN Talk Back Live. She has testified before the United States Food and Drug Administration, House of Representatives, and Senate, and given an invited presentation to the Congressional Black Caucus.

Among the leadership roles which Dr. Stotland has assumed are the presidencies of the Association of Women Psychiatrists and the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Mental Health Association and Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health.

Within the components and governance of the American Psychiatric Association, she has served as President of the Illinois Psychiatric Society, Chair of the APA Committee on Women, Chair of the APA Joint Commission on Public Affairs, and Vice Chair of the Council on National Affairs. She is currently the Treasurer of American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., and Vice President of the American Psychiatric Association.

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Trisha Suppes, MD, PhD
[2005-2006 consulting member to the STABLE Project]

Trisha Suppes, MD, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. In addition, she is Director of the Bipolar Disorder Research Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Director of the Bipolar Disorder Module for the Texas Implementation of Medication Algorithms.

Dr. Suppes earned her BA in Human Biology at Stanford University in Stanford, California, her PhD in Anatomy/Physiology at the University of California at Los Angeles, and her MD at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire. After graduating, she completed her residency in Adult Psychiatry at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. Her postdoctoral fellowship in Neurology was conducted at Stanford University School of Medicine, and her clinical fellowship in Psychiatry was conducted at McLean Hospital in the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. She also completed a fellowship in Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Suppes is a member of the Scientific Board of the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association, the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, the International Society for Affective Disorders, and the National Institute of Health Advisory Council on STEP-BD Women’s Studies. She is on the Biostatistics and Clinical Science Advisory Committee at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She also sits on the Editorial Boards of Bipolar Disorders-an International Journal of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, and Clinical Approaches in Bipolar Disorders. In addition, she is an editorial reviewer for over a dozen peer-reviewed journals, including the Archives of General Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorders, Journal of Psychiatric Research, Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, and Psychological Medicine.

Dr. Suppes is active in teaching and research. She has received two teaching awards from the UTSW Medical Center Psychiatry residents. Dr. Suppes’ research interests include long-term treatment strategies for bipolar disorder, treatment strategies for bipolar II disorder, use of treatment algorithms, and complementary medicine approaches to treat patients with bipolar disorder. Her articles concerning these and related topics are published in American Journal of Psychiatry, Archives of General Psychiatry, Journal of Affective Disorder, Harvard Review of Psychiatry, and Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, to name a few.

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John W. Williams, Jr., MD, MHSc.

John W. Williams Jr., MD is Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Duke University. He received his bachelor and MD degrees from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa and a research fellowship at Duke University.

He is co-Director for the MacArthur Initiative on Depression in Primary Care, Scientific Editor of the NC Medical Journal and a faculty member in the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care at the Durham VAMC. His research on the clinical examination, depression recognition, and methods to implement effective care models for depression have been published in major medical journals such as JAMA, BMJ and Annals of Internal Medicine.

Current projects focus on the dissemination of successful care models for depression, measuring depression quality of care, improving the incorporation of evidence into clinical guidelines, and evaluating screening strategies for cognitive impairment.

Dr. Williams received a Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and an Advanced Career Development Award from the VA Health Services Research Program.

Dr. Williams is board certified in Internal Medicine and active in clinical practice and resident physician education.

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