Council Roster


Volkow, Nora D., M.D.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health, DHHS
Bethesda, MD 20892-9581


Agrawal, Arpana, Ph.D. 11/30/2025
Department of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO 63110

Beebe Devarney, Katherine L., Ph.D. 11/30/2025
President and Chief Operating Officer
Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Chavkin, Charles, Ph.D. 11/30/2024
Allan and Phyllis Treuer Endowed Chair in Pain Research
Department of Pharmacology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Childress, Anna Rose, Ph.D. 11/30/2023
Research Professor in Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6178

Deer, Dennis, Ph.D. 11/30/2023
County Board Commissioner, 2nd District
Cook County Government
Chicago, Il 60602

Etkin, Amit, MPhil, M.D., Ph.D. 11/30/2024
Chief Executive Officer
Alto Neuroscience, Inc.
369 South San Antonio Road
Alto Neuroscience, Inc.
Los Altos, CA 94022

Goonan, Daniel A. 5/29/2023
Fire Chief
Manchester Fire Department
Manchester, NH 03101

Greenfield, Shelley F., MPH, M.D. 11/30/2023
Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
McLean Hospital
Belmont, MA 02478

Kenny, Paul J., Ph.D., B.A. 5/29/2023
Ward-Coleman Professor and Chairman
Chair of the Authur M. Fishberg Department of Neuroscience
Director, Drug Discovery Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY 10029-6574

Nickel, Jessica Hulsey B.A. 5/29/2023
President and CEO
Addiction Policy Forum
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Ostrovsky, Andrey, M.D. 11/30/2023
Managing Partner
Social Innovation Ventures
Lewes, DE 19958

Ott, Melanie M., Ph.D., M.D. 11/30/2024
Gladstone Institute of Virology
Professor, Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94158

Rieder, Travis N., Ph.D. 11/30/2023
Director of the Master of Bioethics Degree Program
Berman Institute of Bioethics
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21205

Sinha, Rajita, Ph.D. 11/30/2023
Foundations Fund Endowed Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT 06519-1717

Von Zastrow, Mark E., M.D., B.S., Ph.D., MPhil 11/30/2025
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94107

Walls, Melissa L., Ph.D., 11/30/2023
Associate Professor
Department of International Health
Bloomburg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21231

Walsh, Sharon L., Ph.D., B.A., M.S. 5/29/2023
Department of Behavioral Science
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40502

Executive Secretary

Weiss, Susan R.B., Ph.D. 12/31/2025
Director, Division of Extramural Research
Division of Extramural Research
Office of The Director
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health, DHHS
Rockville, MD 20892

Ex-Officio Members

Becerra, Xavier
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20201

Tabak, Lawrence A., D.D.S., Ph.D.
Acting Director, NIH
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892