Scientific Advisory

Judith Cook, PhD

Scientific Advisor, University of Illinois, Chicago
“I share with Excellence its focus on nationwide change and its commitment to recovery-oriented, empowering models of service and support.”

Judith Cook is an internationally recognized authority on mental health services research, specifically the study of clinical and rehabilitation outcomes community-based care. She directs a federally funded research center focused on intervention science and psychiatric epidemiology. Cook designs and implements innovative programs to enhance health and behavioral health of vulnerable populations. She works with federal, state and local authorities on behavioral health service system redesign and alternative financing strategies. Her recent focus is on randomized controlled trials of evidence-based practice treatments for serious mental illness and outcomes of individuals with co-occurring mental illness and chronic medical conditions. She is currently the Principal Investigator for the first national study of the prevalence of psychiatric and substance use disorders among women living with HIV/AIDS. Cook received her PhD in Sociology from Ohio State University, completed an NIMH-funded post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago, was Director of Research at Thresholds Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs, and is now professor of psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Jessica Pratt

Chief Communications Officer

Malea Stockton

Chief Administrative Officer

Sandra Steingard, MD

Board Chair, Burlington, VT

Keris Jän Myrick, MBA, MS, PhDc

Vice Chair, Los Angeles, CA

David Hughes, PhD

Board Secretary/Treasurer, Cambridge, MA

Giovan E. Bazan

Board Member, Chicago, IL

Gayle R. Berg, PhD

Board Member, Roslyn Heights, NY

Christopher Gordon, MD

Board Member, Framingham, MA

Yana Jacobs, MFT

Board Member, Santa Cruz, CA

Peter Kinderman, PhD

Board Member, Liverpool, UK

Hannah Lingley

Board Member, San Francisco, CA

Andy Smith, JD

Board Member, Portland, OR

Ronda Speight

Board Member, White Plains, NY

Rob Cotes, MD

Scientific Advisory Council Chair, Atlanta, GA

Lee Combrinck-Graham, MD

Scientific Advisor, Stamford, CT

David Healy, MD, FRCPsych

Scientific Advisor, McMaster University, Ontario, CA

Swapnil Gupta, MD

Scientific Advisor, Yale School of Medicine

Bonnie Kaplan, PhD

Scientific Advisor, University of Calgary

Jeffrey R. Lacasse, PhD

Scientific Advisor, Florida State University

Rebecca Miller, PhD

Scientific Advisor, Yale School of Medicine

Judith Pentz, MD

Scientific Advisor, University of New Mexico

Tony Stanton, MD

Scientific Advisor, Bainbridge Island, WA

Joseph Stoklosa, MD

Scientific Advisor, Harvard Medical School

Kenneth Thompson, MD

Scientific Advisor, University of Pittsburgh

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