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Expert in Psychopharmacology; Sleep; Depression; Academic Affairs; Compliance; Research

Expert ID: 735257 Tennessee, USA

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He has been involved in basic and clinical psychopharmacologic research and teaching for more than three decades. He has been funded for his work by federal and state agencies, as well as by industry and foundations. He has more than 200 publications describing his work. This includes disciplines in the following areas:

1. Depression
2. Major psychiatric disorders
3. Sleep
4. Brain development
5. Stress
6. Psychobiology and psychopharmacology of race, ethnicity and gender
7. Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics
8. General pharmacology
9. Big data

He also has been involved in research administration at a number of levels at multiple academic institutions and hospital systems. In this capacity, he as served as:

1. Vice President for Research
2. President of 2 research institutes
3. Executive Chair over 3 IRBs
4. Institutional Official for the IRB
5. Chair of Conflicts of Interest Committee for Research
6. Chair of the Animal Use and Care Committee
7. Sponsored Programs Office
8. Academic Affairs
9. Tech transfer

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Nashville, Tennessee - Clarksville, Tennessee - Murfreesboro, Tennessee - Huntsville, Alabama

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1968 Degree: AB Subject: Bacteriology (Molecular biology) Institution: UC Berkeley
Year: 1979 Degree: PhD Subject: Pharmacology Institution: UCLA

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2016 to 2019 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: AVP Research and President of PACE Research Institute Department: Clinical Services Group Responsibilities: Head of the research program at HCA
Years: 2009 to 2015 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Vice President, Research Department: Office of Research Responsibilities: The research program at Meharry including support of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance
Years: 2006 to 2009 Employer: Texas Health Title: President, Texas Health Research and Education Institute Department: Office of Research Responsibilities: Responsible for research in all Texas Health Hospitals
Years: 1979 to 1999 Employer: UCLA and Research and Education Institute Title: Professor Department: Psychiatry Responsibilities: Research, teaching and admistration

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology
New York Academy of Sciences
Pacific Rim Association of Clinical Pharmacogenetics
Sleep Research Society
West Coast College of Biological Psychiatry
Public Responsibility in Research & Medicine (PRIM&R)
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
National Council of University Research Administrators
Society of Research Administrators International
Association of Academic Health Centers, Vice Presidents for Research Executive Leadership Group
Association of American Medical Colleges, Group on Research Advancement and Development
Professional Appointments
Academic Professional Appointments:
1978-1981 Assistant Research Pharmacologist Psychiatry David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
1981-1988 Associate Research Pharmacologist Psychiatry David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
1988-1992 Research Pharmacologist Psychiatry David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
1992-2006 Professor in Residence (with tenure) Psychiatry David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
2009-2015 Professor (with tenure) Psychiatry Meharry Medical College
2016- present Senior Lecturer (parttime) Population Medicine Harvard Medical School

Other Professional Positions:
1998-1999 Secretary, Board of Directors Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
2006-2009 Board of Directors Texas Health Research and Education Institute
2007-2009 Technology Council Arlington (Texas) Chamber of Commerce
2007-2009 College of Science Advisory Council The University of Texas at Arlington
2010-2015 Life Sciences Center Advisory Board Cumberland Emerging Technologies, Inc.
2014-2015 Advisory Board, The Institute for Clinical Research Education University of Pittsburgh
Medical / Professional
Ad hoc Reviewer:
Analytical Biochemistry
Archives of General Psychiatry
Biological Psychiatry
International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
Journal of Affective Disorders
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Journal of Psychiatric Research
Life Sciences
Psychiatry Research
Psychosomatic Medicine

Other Editorial Roles:
1980-1992 Editorial Board Member Psychoneuroendocrinology
1986-2001 Editorial Board Member Psychopharmacology
2009, 2013 Guest Field Editor International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
Publications and Patents Summary
Presentations: 8
Innovations: 1
Community Activities:5
Publications: 180
Proceedings of meetings or other non-peer reviewed research publications: 11
Reviews, chapters, monographs, and editorials: 40
Books/ textbooks for the medical or scientific community: 1
Letters to the Editor: 3

Fields of Expertise

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