JCP Editor Profiles

Editor in Chief Profile

Marlene P. Freeman, MD

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Contact: mfreeman@psychiatrist.com

Marlene P. Freeman, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is the Associate Director of the Center for Women’s Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Abra Prentice Foundation Chair in Women’s Mental Health at MGH. She is the Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Network and Institute at MGH.

Dr Freeman completed medical school at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, residency at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program in Boston, and a research fellowship in the Biological Psychiatry Program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Dr Freeman is the Editor in Chief for The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Listen to Dr Freeman’s introduction to JCP in her Insights Video in which she briefly discusses writing, reviewing, and publishing scientific articles.

Dr Freeman also serves as the Section Editor for JCP’s Focus on Women’s Mental Health section. The objective of this collection is to recognize and address the need for gender-based research. We encourage authors to review the scope of this section and submit papers for consideration. Please contact Marlene P. Freeman, MD, at mfreeman@psychiatrist.com.

Section Editor Profiles

Joseph F. Goldberg, MD, Early Career Psychiatrists

Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York

Contact: jgoldberg@psychiatrist.com

Joseph F. Goldberg, MD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He attended college at the University of Chicago, graduate school in neuroscience at the University of Illinois, and medical school at Northwestern University. He completed his residency and chief residency in psychiatry, and fellowship in psychopharmacology, at the Payne Whitney Clinic, New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he later served on the faculty and was site Principal Investigator at Weill-Cornell Medical Center for the NIMH STEP-BD program.

Dr Goldberg has published over 220 peer-reviewed papers on topics related mainly to the treatment and clinical features of bipolar disorder, as well as 4 books on bipolar disorder and psychopharmacology, most recently, Practical Psychopharmacology: Translating Findings From Evidence-Based Trials into Real-World Clinical Practice, published in 2021 by Cambridge University Press.

Dr Goldberg has served on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology and is on the editorial boards for a number of peer-reviewed journals. His research has been awarded funding from NARSAD, NIMH, the Stanley Foundation, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Dr. Goldberg is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has been listed for many years in Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors.

Dr Goldberg also serves as the Section Editor for JCP’s Early Career Psychiatrists section. The objective of this collection is to encourage the academic development of early career psychiatrists. Manuscripts selected for this section will be those deemed through the review process to represent excellent work from the next generation of researchers in psychiatry. We encourage authors to review the criteria for this section and submit papers for consideration. Please contact Joseph F. Goldberg, MD, at jgoldberg@psychiatrist.com.


Karen D. Wagner, MD, PhD, Focus on Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health

Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

Contact: kwagner@psychiatrist.com

Karen Dineen Wagner, MD, PhD, is the Titus H. Harris Chair, Harry K. Davis Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Dr Wagner received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia.  She completed her residency in psychiatry with Harvard Medical School at Beth Israel Hospital and completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry with Harvard Medical School at McLean Hospital.

Dr Wagner is an internationally recognized expert in the pharmacological treatment of childhood mood disorders. Her work has led to the development of evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents with major depression and bipolar disorder.

Dr Wagner is the recipient of numerous honors, including receipt of an Honorary Doctorate from State University of New York; Klerman Senior Investigator Award from Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance; Blanche F. Ittleson Award for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association; Colvin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation; and the Mood Disorders Research Award from the American College of Psychiatrists.

Dr Wagner has served in leadership positions in professional organizations and has been a member of the National Advisory Mental Health Council of the National Institutes of Health. She is Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr Wagner also serves as the Section Editor for JCP’s Focus on Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health section. The objective of this collection is to encourage scientific studies regarding the mental health of children and adolescents, promote excellent clinical care of children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders, and help keep the psychiatric community informed about the latest research developments. We encourage authors to review the scope of this section and submit papers for consideration. Please contact Karen D. Wagner, MD, PhD, at kwagner@psychiatrist.com.


Gary W. Small, MD, Focus on Geriatric Psychiatry

Affiliation: Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack University Medical Center Edison, New Jersey

Contact: gsmall@psychiatrist.com

Gary W. Small, MD, is Chair of Psychiatry at Hackensack University Medical Center, and Behavioral Health Physician in Chief for Hackensack Meridian Health, Edison, New Jersey. Dr Small was previously Professor of Psychiatry, the Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging, and Director of the Longevity Center at UCLA.

Dr Small was among the team that discovered the major known genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease, APOE-4, and was the first to combine such genetic risk data with neuroimaging findings to assist in the detection of the first signs of brain aging and dementia years before patients show symptoms. He is a co-inventor of the first positron emission tomography scanning method that can provide images in living people of the abnormal brain proteins in Alzheimer’s disease: amyloid plaques and tau tangles. In addition to testing medications and supplements that may benefit cognitive abilities and possibly delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms, Dr Small has studied and developed lifestyle and memory training programs for improving cognition and healthy aging, which have been made available throughout the United States and abroad in senior centers, hospitals, and other community sites.

Dr Small has authored over 500 scientific works and has received numerous awards and honors, including the Weinberg Award for Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. Scientific American magazine named him one of the world’s top 50 innovators in science and technology. He is the author of 12 popular books on brain health and aging, including The New York Times bestseller, The Memory Bible.

 

Jordan F. Karp, MD, Focus on Geriatric Psychiatry

Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Contact: jkarp@psychiatrist.com

Jordan F. Karp, MD, is the Department Chair and Professor of Psychiatry at the College of Medicine, University of Arizona, where he also serves as both Clinical Service Chief for Behavioral Medicine and Medical Director for Behavioral Health Technology at Banner University Medical Center and Group–Tucson. He is expert in the fields of geriatric psychiatry, depression treatment, chronic pain, and suicide prevention. Prior to joining the University of Arizona, Dr Karp served as a professor of psychiatry, anesthesiology, and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he directed the Late-Life Depression Prevention and Treatment Research Program, served as Director of Medical Student Mental Health Services, and was program director for the geriatric psychiatry fellowship.

Dr Karp is a prolific author and has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) since 2006.

Dr Karp is committed to providing rapid reviews of submitted manuscripts, selecting only the highest quality psychiatric clinical science for publication, and engaging trainees, early career clinicians, and clinical scientists in the mission and activities of JCP.

Drs Small and Karp also serve as the Section Editors for JCP’s Focus on Geriatric Psychiatry section. The objective of this collection is to encourage scientific studies relating to the mental health of older adults. We encourage authors to review the scope of this section and submit papers for consideration. Please contact Jordan F. Karp, MD, at jkarp@psychiatrist.com, or Gary W. Small, MD, at gsmall@psychiatrist.com.


Ann K. Shinn, MD, MPH,  Focus on Psychosis

Affiliation: Psychotic Disorders Division, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, Belmont, Massachusetts

Contact: ashinn@psychiatrist.com

Dr Shinn serves as the Section Editor for JCP’s Focus on Psychosis section. The objective of this collection is to promote scientific research that impacts the clinical care of individuals with psychotic disorders and related conditions.

We encourage authors to review the scope of this section and submit papers for consideration. Please contact Ann K. Shinn, MD, MPH, at ashinn@psychiatrist.com.


Philippe Courtet, MD, PhD, Focus on Suicide

Affiliation: FondaMental Fondation, Créteil, France

Contact: pcourtet@psychiatrist.com

Dr Courtet serves as the Section Editor for JCP’s Focus on Suicide section. The objective of this collection is to promote scientific research into the causes and prevention of suicide and identification of risk and protective factors related to suicidal behavior.

We encourage authors to review the scope of this section and submit papers for consideration. Please contact Philippe Courtet, MD, PhD, at pcourtet@psychiatrist.com.