Andrei Pikalov, MD, PhD, Vice President, Head of Global Medical Affairs at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

Andrei Pikalov, MD, PhD, Vice President, Head of Global Medical Affairs at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals speaks with The STARR’s Luke Kramer in this episode. Dr. Pikalov, a licensed & Board Certified psychiatrist, possesses a unique combination of pharmaceutical industry leadership experience with scientific background and clinical expertise. He is a passionate advocate on issues related to […]

Michael Pollock, CEO, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

In this podcast, Luke speaks with Michael Pollock, CEO of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). Michael, whose personal connection to mental illness drives his commitment to the importance of DBSA’s work,talks about what DBSA is doing to support those living with mental health disorders including recruiting and training more facilitators, expanding the number […]

Kevin M. Lynch, Founder, President, & CEO, The Quell Foundation

In this podcast, Luke speaks with Kevin Lynch, Founder, President, and CEO of The Quell Foundation. Kevin talks about their scholarship programs, which provide a pipeline of future mental health care professionals. The Quell Foundation scholarship program has awarded over a million dollars to students in 49 states across the US. But that’s not all […]

Lisa M. Horowitz, PhD, MPH

Lisa Horowitz, PhD, MPH is a Staff Scientist / Clinical Psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) In this podcast, Dr. Linda Horowitz talks about the NIMH’s goal of reducing the suicide rate by 20% by the year 2025. Upwards of 800,000 people kill […]

Elan Cohen, Ph.D., Principal Investigator and Lead Psychometric Rater, Hassman Research Institute

Elan Cohen, Ph.D., Principal Investigator and Lead Psychometric Rater, Hassman Research Institute In this podcast, Dr. Elan Cohen talks about what a clinical trial is and what makes a good clinical trial participant, as well as the reasons to participate in clinical research trials including: to get access to experts in specific conditions; to learn […]

Marsha Rodgers, Director, Education & Outreach, Pillar Clinical Research

Marsha Rodgers, Director, Pillar Clinical Research; Formerly Executive Director, NAMI Dallas Marsha Rodgers was the Executive Director of NAMI Dallas and now works with Pillar Clinical Research, building the relationships between advocacy, those living with mental health disorders, and clinical research. In this podcast, Marsha talks about how sites can develop strong relationships within the […]

William Potter, MD, PhD, NIMH (Retired)

William Potter, MD, PhD, NIMH (Retired) Dr. William Z. Potter is widely recognized as an expert in translational neuroscience and psychopharmacology and has held positions with the NIMH and pharma. In addition to being a brilliant neuroscientist, Dr. Potter is passionate about mental health research. Join us as we talk about suicide research, policy, and […]

#ResearchResponds Call: Greg Hansch, NAMI Texas

#ResearchResponds Call: Paul Gionfriddo, Mental Health America

#ResearchResponds Call: Steve Brannan, Karuna Therapeutics