Committees

2018 WCPG Program Committee

Co-chair, Benjamin Pickard, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Co-chair, Mandy Johnstone, Ch.B., M.B., Ph.D., The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Co-chair, Jonathan Sebat, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, United States
Laura Almasy, Ph.D., University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, United States
Ole Andreassen, Prof., University of Oslo, Norway
Jehannine C. Austin, Ph.D., FCAHS, BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute
Dorit Ben-Shachar, D.Sc., Rambam Medical Center, Israel
Sarah Bergen, Ph.D., Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Joanna Biernacka, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic, United States
Laura Bierut, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, United States
Elisabeth Binder, M.D., Ph.D., Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany
Gerome Breen, Ph.D., King’s College London, United Kingdom
Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Melanie Carless, Ph.D., Texas Biomedical Research Institute, United States
Jonathan Cavanagh, Prof., University of Glasgow, Scotland
Sven Cichon, Ph.D., University of Basel, Switzerland
Toni Clarke, Ph.D., The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Simone de Jong, Ph.D., King’s College London, United Kingdom
Eske Derks, B.Sc., Academic Medical Center, Netherlands
Thalia Eley, Ph.D., Kings College London, United Kingdom
Stephen Faraone, Ph.D., SUNY Upstate Medical University, United States
Sophia Frangou, M.D., Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
Elliot Gershon, M.D., University of Chicago, United States
Jeremy Hall, M.D., Ph.D., Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Sarah Hartz, M.D., Ph.D., Washington University in Saint Louis, United States
Hae Kyung Im, Ph.D., The University of Chicago, United States
Tadafumi Kato, M.D., Ph.D., RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
Yoav Kohn, M.D., Eitanim Psychiatric Hospital, Israel
Stephen Lawrie, M.D., Ch.B., M.B., Ph.D., FRCPsych., University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Douglas Levinson, M.D., Stanford University, United States
Cathryn Lewis, Ph.D., King’s College London, United Kingdom
Andrew McIntosh, M.D., University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Andrew McQuillin, Ph.D., University College London, United Kingdom
Jonathan Mill, Ph.D., University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Philip Mitchell, M.D., University of New South Wales, Australia
Brian Morris, Prof., University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Daniel Mueller, M.D., Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada
Marcus Munafo, Prof., University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Benjamin Neale, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, United States
Francis O’Neill, FRCPsych, M.D., Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
Abraham Palmer, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, United States
Art Petronis, M.D., Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada
Tracey Petryshen, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, United States
Dalila Pinto, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
David Porteous, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Danielle Posthuma, Ph.D., VU University, Netherlands
James Potash, M.D., M.P.H., The University of Iowa , United States
Judith Pratt, Ph.D., University of Strathclyde Glasgow, United Kingdom
Henriette Raventós, M.D., Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Thomas G. Schulze, M.D., University of Munich, Germany
Alessandro Serretti, M.D., Institute of Psychiatry, Italy
Daniel Smith, Ph.D., Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Jordan Smoller, M.D., Sc.D., Harvard Medical School, United States
Hermona Soreq, Prof., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Emma Sprooten, Ph.D., Yale University, United States
Beate St Pourcain, Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands
David St. Clair, M.D., NIMH/NIH, United States
Patrick Sullivan, M.D., University of North Carolina, United States
James Walters, M.D., Ph.D., Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Daniel Weinberger, M.D., Lieber Institute for Brain Development, United States
Naomi Wray, Ph.D., The University of Queensland, Australia
Clement Zai, Ph.D., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada

Global Diversity Committee

Chair, Chunyu Liu, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Co-chair, Soraya Seedat, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Thomas G. Schulze, M.D., University of Munich, Germany
Safaa Abdelraheem Abdulla, University of Khartoum, Sudan
Ney Alliey, M.D., University of Chicago, United States
Helena Brentan, Institute of Psychiatry HCFMUSP, Brazil
Chao Chen, Prof., Central South University, China
Smita Deshpande, M.D., PGIMER, Dr.R.M.L. Hospital, India
Ibene Ekpor, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
Maria Grigoroiu-Serbanescu, Prof., Alexandru Obregia Clinical Psychiatric Hospital, Romania
Sian Hemmings, Ph.D., Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Abdelgadir Hussein Osman, University of Khartouim, Sudan
Layla Kassem, National Institute of Mental Health, United States
Tadafumi Kato, M.D., Ph.D., RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
Po-Hsiu Kuo, Ph.D., Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, NTU, Taiwan (Republic of China)
Max Lam, Ph.D., Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Claudia Lattig, Ph.D., Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Miaoxin Li, Ph.D., University of Hong Kong, China
Byung Dae Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Pusan National University Hospital, Korea
Carlos Lopez, University of Antioquia, Colombia
Marina Mihaljevic, M.D., Clinical Center of Serbia, Serbia
Derek Morris, B.Sc, Ph.D., National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Maric Nadja, M.D., Ph.D., University of Belgrade, Serbia
Humberto Nicolini, M.D., Ph.D., National Institute of Genomic Medicine INMEGEN, Mexico
Vishwajit Nimgaonkar, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, United States
Ljiljana Oruc, Klin.Centar Univerz, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Henriette Raventós, M.D., Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Yongyong Shi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
BK Thelma, Prof., University of Delhi South Campus, India
Homero Vallada, M.D., University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Brazil
Jingjing Zhao, Ph.D., National University of Ireland, Ireland

Genetic Testing Committee

Chair, Francis McMahon, M.D, NIH/NIMH, United States
Co-chair, Franziska Degenhardt, M.D., Institute of Human Genetics, Germany
Ney Alliey, M.D., University of Chicago, United States
Harald Aschauer, M.D., Biopsyc – Biopsychsocial Corporation, Austria
Jehannine Austin, Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Canada
Csaba Barta, M.D., Ph.D., Semmelweis University, Hungary
Krista Bohlen, Avera Institute for Human Genetics, United States
Margit Burmeister, Ph.D., University of Michigan, United States
Raymond Cavanaugh, M.D., United States
Li-Shiun Chen, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, United States
Sven Cichon, Ph.D.,University of Basel, Switzerland
Zachary Cordner, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
Alejo Corrales, Psychiatrist, Argentina
Lynn DeLisi, M.D., VA Boston Healthcare, United States
Ursula Drager, M.D., University of Massachusetts, United States
Angelika Erhardt, M.D., Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry, Germany
Uta Francke, M.D., Stanford University, United States
Christine M. Freitag, Prof., Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Andrea Gaedigk, Children’s Mercy Hospital, United States
Elliot Gershon, M.D., University of Chicago, United States
Fernando Goes, M.D., Johns Hopkin University, United States
Mei-Hua Hall, Ph.D., McLean Hospital, United States
Sarah Hartz, M.D., Ph.D., Washington University in Saint Louis, United States
Bert Heinrichs, University of Bonn, Germany
Margret R. Hoehe, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany
Zachary Kaminsky, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, United States
Teri Klein, Stanford University, United States
David Ledbetter, Ph.D., Geisinger Health System, United States
John McGrath, M.D., QLD Brain Institute, Australia
Andrew McQuillin, Ph.D., University College London, United Kingdom
Alison Merikangas, M.P.H., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, United States
Philip Mitchell, M.D., University of New South Wales, Australia
Weiyi Mu, M.Sc., Johns Hopkins University, United States
Daniel Mueller, M.D., Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada
Richard Musil, M.D., LMU Munich, Germany
Narasimhan Nagan, Ph.D., FACMG Integrated Genetics, United States
Markus Nothen, Prof., University of Bonn, Germany
Emily Olfson, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine, United States
Carlos Pato, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, United States
Steven Potkin, M.D., University of California Irvine, United States
Markus Reitt, University Medical Center Goettingen, Germany
Marcella Rietschel, M.D., Ph.D., Central Institute of Mental Health, Germany
Nancy Saccone, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine, United States
Katrin Sangkuhl, Stanford University, United States
Thomas G. Schulze, M.D., University of Munich, Germany
Ajeet Singh, M.D., MBBS, Mpsych Deakin University, Australia
Robert Stowe, FRCPC, M.D., University of British Columbia, Canada
Ene-choo Tan, Ph.D., KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore
Yannis Trakadis, M.D., McGill University
Homero Vallada, M.D., University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Brazil
Clement Zai, Ph.D., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
Gwyneth Zai, M.D., FRCP(C), M.Sc., University of Toronto, Canada
Jianping Zhang, M.D., Zucker Hillside Hospital, United States

Residency Education Committee

Chair, John Nurnberger, M.D., Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine, United States
Co-Chair, Gwyneth Zai, M.D., FRCP(C), M.Sc., University of Toronto, Canada
Jehannine Austin, Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Canada
Wade Berrettini, M.D., Ph.D., Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, United States
Aaron Besterman, M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, United States
Lynn DeLisi, M.D., VA Boston Healthcare, United States
J Raymond DePaulo, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
Dorothy Grice, M.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
James L. Kennedy, M.D., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
Daniel Moreno De Luca, M.D., Yale University, United States
Daniel Muller, M.D., Ph.D., University of Toronto
James Potash, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
David Ross, Yale School of Medicine, United States
Thomas G. Schulze, M.D., University of Munich, Germany
Takahiro Soda, M.D., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ethics Committee

Chair, Gabriel Lazaro-Munoz, Ph.D., Bayor College of Medicine
Co-chair, Lea Davis, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Jehannine C. Austin, Ph.D., FCAHS, BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute
David Crepaz-Keay, Mental Health Foundation
Bettina Meiser, University of New South Wales Sydney
Maya Sabatello,Ph.D., Columbia University
Holly Peay,M.S., Ph.D., RTI International
Weiyi Mu,M.Sc., Johns Hopkins University
Consuelo Walss-Bass,M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Takahiro Soda,M.D.,Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill
Kevin McGhee,Ph.D., Faculty of Science & Technology, Bournemouth University, UK
Franziska Degenhardt, M.D., Institute of Human Genetics, University of Bonn
Manuel Mattheisen, M.D., University of Wuerbzurg
Joseph McClay, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
Randell Libby, Ph.D., GeneQuest Diagnostics
Anna Docherty, Ph.D., University of Utah and Virginia Commonwealth University
Laura Huckins, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Todd Lencz, Ph.D., Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Roseann Peterson, Ph.D., Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics