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Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee Roster

Applying for Membership on FDA Advisory Committees

As part of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) ongoing efforts to recruit qualified experts with minimal conflicts of interest who are interested in serving on FDA advisory committees, FDA is requesting nominations for members to serve on its advisory committees. More info (Posted 2/27/2007)

Current Number of Vacancies = 1
The committee consists of a core of 9 voting members.

Rajesh Narendran, MD
Expertise: Psychiatry
Term: 8/25/2021 - 6/30/2025
Attending Psychiatrist
Resolve Crisis Services
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Professor in Radiology and Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Psychiatric Molecular Imaging Program
200 Lothrop Street
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Designated Federal Officer
Joyce Frimpong, PharmD
Division of Advisory Committee and Consultant Management
Office of Executive Programs
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20993-0002
Phone: (301) 796-9001
Fax: (301) 847-8533
E-mail: PDAC@fda.hhs.gov

**Carla M. Canuso, MD
Expertise: Neuropsychiatry
Term: 2/15/2024 –10/31/2027
Vice President, Head of Neuropsychiatry Clinical Development
Janssen Research and Development, LLC
1125 Trenton-Harbourton Road
Titusville, New Jersey, 08560

Walter S. Dunn, MD, PhD
Expertise: Psychiatry
Term: 8/25/2021 – 6/30/2025
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California Los Angeles
Department of Psychiatry
Director, Mood Disorders Section
Director, Interventional Psychiatry Service
West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90073

Jess G. Fiedorowicz, MD, PhD
Expertise: Psychiatry
Term: 8/25/2021 -6/30/2025
Head and Chief, Department of Mental Health
The Ottawa Hospital
Professor and Senior Research Chair in Adult Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry
University of Ottawa
501 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6

Satish Iyengar, PhD
Expertise: Statistics
Term: 7/1/2016 -6/30/2024
Chair and Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics
University of Pittsburgh
230 S. Bouquet Street, 1800 Wesley Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260

Jessica K. Jeffrey, MD, MPH, MBA
Expertise: Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry
Term: 7/1/2016 – 6/30/2024
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Director, Division of Population Behavioral Health
Nathanson Family Resilience Center
University of California Los Angeles
UCLA Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior
760 Westwood Plaza, A7-384B
Los Angeles, California 90024

Sonia L. Krishna, MD, FAPA, DFAACAP
Expertise: Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychiatry and Integrative Holistic Medicine
Term: 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2024
Mind Medicine PLLC
3201 Bee Caves Road #120, 
P.O. Box 162523, Austin Texas 78746

Patrick S. Thomas, Jr., MD, PhD
Expertise: Psychiatry
Term: 8/30/2022 – 6/30/2026
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Baylor College of Medicine, Menninger Clinic
12301 S. Main Street
Houston, Texas 77035

*Kim O. Witczak
Expertise: Consumer Representative
Term: 8/30/2022 – 6/30/2024
Co-Founder, Executive Director
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

*Consumer Representative
** Industry Representative (non-voting)


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