Meet The Scientists

Robert Bilder, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Director, Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity

Michael Gitlin, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Director of the Adult Division and Director of the Mood Disorders Clinic.

Andrew Leuchter, M.D.

Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science, Director of the Neuromodulation Division, Senior Research Scientist at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.

Kelsey Martin, M.D., Ph.D.

Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Professor of biological chemistry and of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences.

Tanya Paparella, Ph.D.

Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Child Psychiatry at UCLA, a licensed clinical psychologist; Director of UCLA’s Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program (ECPHP) which is an internationally recognized treatment program for young children with autism.

Benjamin Schneider, M.D.

Assistant Professor , Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Thomas Strouse, M.D.

Medical Director of the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA; Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Maddie Katz Chair in Palliative Care Research and Education.

Peter Whybrow, M.D.

Director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior Physician-in-chief of Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA; Executive Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA .

William Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior; Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

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Human Behavior at UCLA is dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness by supporting research to advance innovative treatments and sponsoring educational programs to raise awareness and erase stigma.*

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