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Field Medical Affairs Team

The PsychU community includes a team of clinical research professionals who specialize in translating scientific and medical information to a broad range of stakeholder organizations in the mental health field. This team of experienced Medical Science Liaisons (MSL) and Managed Markets Liaisons (MML) are employees or contractors of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. and are available to deliver live presentations for your organization.

Caroline Fisher-O’Neill
Caroline Fisher-O’Neill, Esq.

Director, State Government Affairs, OAPI

Marla Dallal
Marla Dallal, PharmD, RPH

Clinical & Scientific Liaison (Nephrology)

Jeffrey Newcorn
Jeffrey Newcorn, MD

Professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, and director, Division of ADHD and Learning Disorders at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is also the director of Pediatric Psychopharmacology for the Mount Sinai Health System, and supervising psychiatrist in the Student Trainee Mental Health Program at Mount Sinai.

Jane Guo
Jane Guo, PharmD, MBA

Managed Market Liaison

John Poikonen
John Poikonen, PharmD

Director of Clinical Informatics at Avhana Health

Carla White
Carla White, BS, PharmD, RPh

Pharmacist and Associate Dean of Organizational Diversity and Inclusion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Sabrina Segal
Sabrina Segal, PhD

Medical Writer of NEI

Napoleon Higgins
Napoleon Higgins, MD

Psychiatrist, Bay Pointe Behavioral Health Services;
Former President, Black Psychiatrists of America

Luke Kramer
Luke Kramer

Executive Director of STARR Coalition

Nimish Shah
Nimish Shah, DNP

Co-Founder of Progressive Therapeutics

Jasmin Inman
Jasmin Inman, PharmD

Former Managed Market Liaison, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

Harvey Rosenthal
Harvey Rosenthal

CEO of the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS)

David Smith
David Smith, MD

Clinical Faculty

Alison A Carroll
Alison A Carroll, LCSW-R

People USA Consultant and Former Senior Vice President of Business Development at The Mental Health Association of Westchester New York

Gerard Zitnik
Gerard Zitnik, PhD (OPDC)

Medical Science Liaison

Paul M. Duck
Paul M. Duck

Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS; & Former Vice President of Strategy & Development, Beacon Health Options

Allan Chrisman
Allan Chrisman, MD

Associate Professor Emeritus, Duke University School of Medicine

Harriet A Washington
Harriet A Washington

Professor of Bioethics, Columbia University
Award Winning Author of Medical Apartheid

William Lawson
William Lawson, MD, PhD

Adjunct Professor, UMSOM
Professor Emeritus,
Dell Medical School

Vladimir Reiser
Vladimir Reiser, PhD (LUND)

Senior Medical Science Liaison

Allan Chrisman
Allan Chrisman, MD

Associate Professor Emeritus, Duke University School of Medicine

Reza Moghadam
Reza Moghadam, PharmD, MBA

Executive Director, Head of Field Medical Affairs for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

Anissa Abi-Dargham
Anissa Abi-Dargham, MD

Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, Stony Brook University

Valerie Purdie-Greenaway
Valerie Purdie-Greenaway, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology, Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, NY

Leon Ravin
Leon Ravin, MD

Psychiatrist and Statewide Psychiatric Medical Director for the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, State of Nevada; Co-Founder of Progressive Therapeutics

Ken Duckworth
Ken Duckworth, MD

Chief Medical Officer, National Association for Mental Illness

Sherry Molock
Sherry Molock, PhD, M.Div.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences,
The George Washington University

Kelly Stein-Marcus
Kelly Stein-Marcus, PhD

Regional Director– East, Field Medical Affairs, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

Arturo Taca
Arturo Taca, MD

Psychiatrist and Medical Director, INSynergy Treatment Center, St Louis, MO
Chief Medical Officer, Speranza Therapeutics

Stephen R. Marder
Stephen R. Marder, MD

Vice Chair of Education, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Daniel X. Freedman Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA,
Director, VISN 22 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center,
Director, Section on Psychosis, Semel Institute for Neuroscience at UCLA

Laura Mandos
Laura Mandos, BS, PharmD, BCPP

Remington Professor of Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Shayan Shirazian
Shayan Shirazian, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Roueen Rafeyan
Roueen Rafeyan, MD

Psychiatrist & Chief Medical Officer for Gateway Foundation Addiction Treatment Centers and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Daniel Carpenter
Daniel Carpenter, PhD

Senior Director, Product Manager, Digital Therapeutics
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OAPI)

Dr. Susan Partovi
Dr. Susan Partovi, MD

Medical Director of Homeless Health Care Los Angeles (HHCLA)

Gonzalo Gonzalez
Gonzalo Gonzalez, DNP, APRN, NP-C

Nephrology Clinical & Scientific Liaison

Marjorie Morrison
Marjorie Morrison, LMFT, LPC

CEO & Co-Founder of Psych Hub™

Aaron Emmel
Aaron Emmel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS

Nephrology Senior Clinical & Scientific Liaison

Marie Anne Gebara
Marie Anne Gebara, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

Gina Lau
Gina Lau, PharmD (OPDC)

Regional Medical Lead

Soheyla L. Mahdavian
Soheyla L. Mahdavian, PharmD, BCGP, TTS

Associate Professor | Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences | Division of Pharmacy Practice
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Kimberly Lonergan
Kimberly Lonergan, RN, MSN (OPDC)

Regional Medical Lead

Adam Kaplin
Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer, MyMD Pharmaceuticals

Bob Pitasi
Bob Pitasi, PharmD, BCPP, MBA

Medical Science Liaison

Cathy Gilbert
Cathy Gilbert

Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS; & Former Vice President II, Network Development at Magellan Healthcare Inc.

Margaret Mays
Margaret Mays

Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS; & Former Vice President of Quality Improvement, Magellan Health Services

Philip Yanos
Philip Yanos, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Richard Silvia
Richard Silvia, PharmD, BCPP

Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Deb Adler
Deb Adler

Advisory Board, OPEN MINDS

Nolan Williams
Nolan Williams, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford; Director of the Stanford Brain Stimulation Lab

Harry Croft
Harry Croft, MD

Psychiatrist and medical educator in the San Antonio, TX area.

Justin Volpe
Justin Volpe

Certified Recovery Peer Specialist, Miami-Dade County’s 11th Judicial Criminal Mental Health Project Jail Diversion Program

Gary Pattee
Gary Pattee, MD

Clinical Neurologist, Neurology Associates, P.C.

Samantha Sweeney
Samantha Sweeney, PharmD, MBA (OPDC)

Senior CNS Medical Science Liaison

Alf Carroll
Alf Carroll, MS, PA-C (he/him) (OPDC)

Clinical & Scientific Liaison, Nephrology

Steven Leifman
Steven Leifman, JD

Associate Administrative Judge, Miami-Dade County Court – Criminal Division

Lyndsey Nguyen
Lyndsey Nguyen, MS, BA

Senior Health Care Analyst National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Sharon Hicks
Sharon Hicks, MSW, MBA

Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

Greg Broutman
Greg Broutman, PhD (LUND)

Senior Medical Science Liaison

Hannah Zeller
Hannah Zeller, MSW

Programs Manager, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Kirby Patmon Williams
Kirby Patmon Williams, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at RBHA, Richmond, VA; Adjunct Professor at VCU; Founder of the Black PMHNP Collective of Virginia

Gin Malhi
Gin Malhi, MD

Executive and Clinical Director of the CADE Clinic Royal North Shore Hospital, Head of the Discipline of Psychiatry at University of Sydney, President of International Society of Bipolar Disorders

Elizabeth Crane
Elizabeth Crane, MBA, M.Ed.

Founder & Chief Vision Officer of It’s All Good Here

Dante Durand
Dante Durand, MD, MBA

Vice Chair of Clinical Services & Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Chief Medical Officer at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital in Miami, FL.

America Paredes
America Paredes

VP of Partners & Community Outreach at MHA

Tazin Aijaz
Tazin Aijaz, PharmD, BCPS

Nephrology Senior Medical Science Liaison
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Michael Measom
Michael Measom, MD

Medical Director, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Volunteer of America, Salt Lake City, Utah

Jennifer Rothman
Jennifer Rothman

Senior Manager, Youth & Young Adult Initiatives, NAMI

Stephen Loyd
Stephen Loyd, MD

Medical Director Cedar Recovery, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

Henry Chung
Henry Chung, MD

Senior Medical Director for Behavioral Health Integration Strategy, Montefiore Care Management Organization
Professor of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

John Kern
John Kern, MD

Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions (AIMS) Center

Brandon Kitay
Brandon Kitay, MD, PhD

Director of Behavioral Health Integration, Emory Healthcare
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine

Roger S. McIntyre
Roger S. McIntyre, MD, FRCPC

Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Toronto,
Head of the Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada

Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh, MD, FRCPC

John F Greden Professor of Depression and Clinical Neuroscience, Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Director, University of Michigan Depression Center

Michael Filsinger
Michael Filsinger, PA-C, MPA

Clinical & Scientific Liaison (Nephrology)

Caroline Harris
Caroline Harris, MSW, LCSWA

Hospice Home Clinical Social Worker Associate at Hospice of the Piedmont in North Carolina

Michael F. Green
Michael F. Green, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA,
Director of the VA Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) on Enhancing Community Integration for Homeless Veterans,
Director of the Treatment Unit of the VA Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC)

George T. Grossberg
George T. Grossberg, MD

St Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MS

Alan Rosenthal
Alan Rosenthal, PharmD (LUND)

Senior Medical Science Liaison

Elizabeth Bennett
Elizabeth Bennett, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Julleah Johnson
Julleah Johnson, PhD (OPDC)

Senior Medical Science Liaison

Mojgan Makki
Mojgan Makki, MD​, DFAACAP

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry Private Practice, Chicago & Northbrook, IL; Solutions Northshore IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program); Psychiatric School Consultant, multiple locations, Illinois; Distinguished Fellow AACAP

Anna (Zdulska) Basoff
Anna (Zdulska) Basoff, PharmD

Managed Market Liaison, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

Managed Market Liaison

Alan Blau
Alan Blau, PhD (LUND)

Principal Medical Science Liaison

Nicole Meade
Nicole Meade, PhD (OPDC)

Senior Medical Science Liaison

Patricia Rohman
Patricia Rohman, PharmD, MBA

Senior Managed Market Liaison

Michele Truman Jones
Michele Truman Jones, PharmD (LUND)

Senior Medical Science Liaison

Mark Benvenga
Mark Benvenga, MA (LUND)

Senior Medical Science Liaison

Michelle Jacobs
Michelle Jacobs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, CDE, RPh (OPDC)

Former Senior Medical Science Liaison

Nichole Neugebauer
Nichole Neugebauer, PhD

Medical Science Liaison, CNS

Dan Womer
Dan Womer, PhD, MA, BA (LUND)

Senior Medical Science Liaison

Phillip Lai
Phillip Lai, PharmD, BCPP (OPDC)

Medical Science Liaison

Shirin Sundar
Shirin Sundar, PhD

Clinical & Scientific Liaison (Nephrology)

Carolyn Jones
Carolyn Jones, PhD

Senior Medical Science Liaison

Deidra Couch
Deidra Couch, PhD (LUND)

Principal Medical Science Liaison

Jason Swartz
Jason Swartz, RPh, MBA (OPDC)

Managed Market Liaison

Wesley Geminn
Wesley Geminn, PharmD

Chief Pharmacist, TN Dept. Of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Nashville, Tennessee

Stephen Murray
Stephen Murray, PharmD, MBA (OPDC)

Regional Medical Lead

Mariko Kobayashi
Mariko Kobayashi, PhD (OPDC)

Medical Science Liaison

Monica E. Oss
Monica E. Oss

Chief Executive Officer and Founder of OPEN MINDS

Jacquelyn Canning
Jacquelyn Canning, PharmD, BCPP (OPDC)

Clinical & Scientific Liaison

Becky Stoll
Becky Stoll, LCSW

Vice President of Crisis and Disaster Management, Centerstone

Rakesh Jain
Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH

Co-founder of WILD-5 Wellness®

Heather Davidson
Heather Davidson, PhD

Daniel Karlin
Daniel Karlin, MD

Chief Medical Officer, MindMed, New York, NY

Walter Lawhorn
Walter Lawhorn, PharmD (OPDC)

Regional Medical Lead

Kristen Nagy
Kristen Nagy, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator-Psychiatry;
Assistant Professor-Sandra and Leon Levine Psychiatry Residency Program,
Atrium Health Behavioral Health, a facility of Carolinas Medical Center Charlotte

Paul Gionfriddo
Paul Gionfriddo

President & CEO, Mental Health America

Maxine Chen
Maxine Chen, PhD

Director, U.S. Medical Affairs, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization

Don C. Fowls
Don C. Fowls, MD

Psychiatrist and Health Care Consultant

Shan Siddiqi
Shan Siddiqi, MD

Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Director of Psychiatric Neuromodulation Research, BWH Center for Brain Circuit Therapeutics; Associated Neuropsychiatrist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital center for Brain/Mind Medicine

Michael Thase
Michael Thase, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine; Director of the Mood & Anxiety Disorders Section; Researcher, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center at the University of Pennsylvania