Council Roster

Chairperson

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

Members

Etkin, Amit, M.D., Ph.D. 11/30/2024
Chief Executive Officer
Alto Neuroscience, Inc.
Los Altos, Ca 94022

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

Childress, Anna Rose, B.S., M.A., 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 11/30/2023
County Board Commissioner, 2nd District
Cook County Government
Chicago, IL 60602

Goonan, Daniel A. 11/30/2022
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. 11/30/2022
Ward-Coleman Professor and Chairman
The Fishberg Department of Neuroscience
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY 10029-6574

Nickel, Jessica Hulsey 11/30/2022
President and CEO
Addiction Policy Forum
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Ostrovsky, Andrey, M.D. 11/30/2023
Managing Partner
Social Innovation Ventures
Rockville, MD 20850

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

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. 11/30/2022
Professor
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
Secretary
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20201

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