National Research Consortium on Mental Health in intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Center for START Services

National Research Consortium on MHIDD Members

Leadership

Joan B. Beasley, PhD, Consortium Director - Research Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability UCED and Director of the Center for START Services

Luke Kalb, PhD, Consortium Chair - Assistant Professor, Kennedy Krieger Institute and John’s Hopkins University

Andrea Caoili, LCSW, Director of Consortium Operations -  Director of Research and Quality Assurance at the Center for START Services, University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability UCED

 

Membership Partners

Melanie Hecker, Self-Advocate - Albany, NY

Susan Klick, Family Member - Hartford, CT

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Medical School – Chapel Hill, NC
- Roberto Blanco, MD, Assistant Professor

Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development - Washington, DC
- Tawara Goode, MA, Director

YAI – New York, NY and San Jose, CA
- George Contos, JD, Chief Executive Officer
- Ravi Dahiya, MPA, Chief Program Officer

Hogg Foundation at the University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX
- Colleen Horton, MPA, Director of Policy

Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities/UCEDD – Logan, UT
- Matthew Wappet, PhD, Executive Director & Research Associate Professor

Quillo – Indianapolis, IN
- John Dickerson, CEO

Advisors

Yona Lunsky, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada

Angela Hassiotis, MRCPsych, MA, PhD, University College London, UK

Research Partners

Jennifer McLarne, MD, Psychiatrist, Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic – Hanover, NH

Diane Jacobstein, PhD, Associate Professor, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development  – Washington, DC

Dan Tomasulo, PhD, MFA, MAPP, Psychologist, Professor, Author, Spirituality Mind Body Institute (SMBI) at Teachers College, Columbia University - NY, NY

Patricia Nobbie, PhD, Director of Disability Policy Engagement, Anthem – Washington, DC

Jarrett Barnhill, MD, Professor and Director, UNC Developmental Neuropharmacology Clinic, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Medical School – Chapel Hill, NC

Jim Bedford, MD, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Medical School – Chapel Hill, NC

Alixe Bonardi, MPA, MS, Director of IDD Services Research, Human Services Research Institute – Cambridge, MA

Jenny Sladen, Director of National Initiatives The Arc – Washington, DC

Jessica Kramer, PhD, OTR/L, Associate Professor, University of Florida

Marc Tasse, PhD, Director, The Ohio State University Nisonger Center/UCEDD

Marian E. Ofonedu, PhD, LCSW, Director of Training, Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities/UCEDD

Brian Freedman, PhD, Associate Director, University of Delaware Center for Disability Studies/UCEDD

Brittany Powers, MPH, Early Childhood ASD Projects Coordinator, University of Delaware Center for Disability Studies/UCEDD

Martin Blair, PhD, Director, University of Montana Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities/UCEDD

Chithra Adams, PhD, Director of Evaluation, University of Kentucky Human Development Institute

Calliope Holingue, PhD, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Novella Evans, MA, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Mental Health Coordination, Texas HHSC

Dan Baker, PhD, Internal Reviewer, Positive Support Lead, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Meg DePasquale, DSW, Director of Clinical Services, Maryland Department of Health

Lisa Hovermale, MD, Psychiatrist, Maryland Department of Health