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 
Consultant, Director 
BioCorRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Anaheim, CA 92806

Chassler, Deborah, MS 11/30/2026
Senior Academic Researcher and Instructor
Boston University School of Social Work
Boston, MA 02215

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., MA, BS 5/28/2024 
Research Professor
Department of Psychiatry 
Addiction Treatment Research Center
School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania 
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6178

Deer, Dennis, Ph.D. 5/28/2024 
County Board Commissioner, 2nd District 
Cook County Government 
Chicago, Il 60602

Duarte, Christiane S., MPH, Ph.D. 11/30/2026
Ruane Professor for the Implementation of Science for Child and Adolescent
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Columbia University
New York, NY 10032

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

Greenfield, Shelley F., MPH, AB, M.D. 5/28/2024 
Professor of Psychiatry 
Department of Psychiatry 
Harvard Medical School 
McLean Hospital 
Belmont, MA 02478

Helena Hansen, M.D., Ph.D.  11/30/2025 
Professor and Interim Chair 
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences 
David Geffen School of Medicine  
University of California, Los Angeles 
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Regina LaBelle M., J.D. 11/30/2026
Distinguished Scholar, Director
Addiction and Public Policy Institute
O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law
Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, DC 20001

Laird, Angela R., Ph.D. 11/30/2026
Director, Center for Imaging Science
Professor, Department of Physics
College of Arts, Sciences and Education
Florida International University
Miami, Fl 33199

Ostrovsky, Andrey, M.D. 5/28/2024 
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. 5/28/2024 
Director of the Master of Bioethics Degree Program 
Berman Institute of Bioethics 
Johns Hopkins University 
Baltimore, MD 21205

Sinha, Rajita, Ph.D. 5/28/2024 
Chief, Psychology Section in Psychiatry 
Director, Yale Interdisciplineary Stress Center
Yale University School of Medicine 
New Haven, CT 06519-1717

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

Walls, Melissa L., Ph.D., BAS  5/28/2024 
Associate Professor 
Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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

Monica M. Bertagnolli, M.D. 
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892