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Sara Gorman, PhD, MPH

Sara Gorman, PhD, MPH is a public health specialist at a large multinational healthcare company, where she works on global mental health, increasing the quality of evidence in the global health field, and alternative funding models for global health. She has worked in a variety of public health settings, including for non-profits and the private sector, and on a variety of public health issues, including refugee health, domestic health policy, mental health in the criminal justice system, and healthcare delivery in rural Africa. She has written extensively about global health, science communication, psychology, and mental health, among other topics. She has a special interest in the psychology of healthcare decision making and the public perception of risk. Her work has appeared or been reviewed in Time, Science, Scientific American, PLoS Medicine, Psychology Today, and NPR.

Prior to her current position, Sara earned an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a PhD in English literature from Harvard University. She also holds a Masters in English literature from Oxford University. She graduated with a B.A. in English, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Sara currently resides in Jersey City, NJ with her husband Dr. Robert Kohen and their cat Eli Kohen. In her spare time she does crossfit and sings with the Cecilia Chorus of New York.

Jack M. Gorman, MD

Jack M. Gorman, M.D. is CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of Franklin Behavioral Healthcare, providing expert guidance to health care organizations in order to improve the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of mental health care.

Dr. Gorman was a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, received his medical degree from Columbia University, where he also did his residency and fellowship in psychiatry. He was on the faculty of Columbia University from 1981 to 2002, becoming Lieber Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology, and Director of the Lieber Center for Schizophrenia Research. In 2002, he became Klingenstein Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Professor of Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gorman was elected a fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, has authored or co-authored more than 400 scientific articles and chapters, and was continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for his research from 1981 until 2006. He has won numerous awards for his research and service to psychiatry from organizations including the American Psychiatric Association, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and Society for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is one of the most frequently cited authors in the psychiatry and neuroscience literatures. Dr. Gorman is co-editor of the textbooks Treatments that Work, now in its fourth edition, and Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry, with its second edition now in preparation, and author of the popular book The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs, which appeared in its fourth edition in 2007.

Dr. Gorman has been married for 40 years to New York City psychiatrist Dr. Lauren Kantor Gorman and is the father of two daughters, Dr. Rachel Moster and Dr. Sara Gorman. He currently devotes substantial time to work with philanthropic organizations.

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