Senior Members

Senior BHI members are those Rutgers faculty who contribute to BHI's missions and goals by serving on its advisory board, faculty search committees and other committees.

Andrew P. Thomas, PhD

Senior Associate Dean, GSBS, Thomas P. Infusino Endowed Chair,

Professor and Chair of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, RBHS-NJMS, Website

April Benasich, PhD

Elizabeth H. Solomon Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience,

Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers- Newark. Website

Arnold Rabson, MD

Director, Child Health Institute, Laura Gallagher Endowed Chair of Developmental Biology,

Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, RBHS-RWJMS.  Website

Bonnie L. Firestein, PhD

Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, RU-NB-SAS. 


Cristine D. Delnevo, PhD, MPH

Vice-Dean and Director, Center for Tobacco Studies

Professor and Chair, Health Education & Behavioral Science, RBHS-SPH.  Website

S. David Kimball, PhD

Vice President, Innovation & Research Commercialization, Rutgers- Office of Research & Economic Development

Research Professor, Medicinal Chemistry, RBHS-SOP.  Website

David Vicario, PhD

 Professor I, Chair and Graduate Director

Psychology, RU-NB-SAS.  Website

Deborah Spitalnik, PhD

Executive Director, The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities

Professor, Pediatrics, RBHS-RWJMS.  Website

Denis Pare, PhD

Director, Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience

Distinguished Professor, CMBN, RU- Newark. Website

Dimitris Metaxas, PhD

Director, Center for Computational Biomedicine, Imaging and Modeling

Distinguished Professor, Computer Science, RU-NB-SAS. Website

Dipak Sarkar, PhD

Director, Endocrine Program

Distinguished Professor, Animal Sciences, RU-NB-SEBS. Website

Elizabeth Torres, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology, RU-NB-SAS. Website

Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom, M.D

Professor, Pediatrics, Neuroscience and Cell Biology, RBHS-RWJMS. Website

Frank A. Ghinassi, PhD, ABPP

President and Chief Executive Officer
Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.


Glenn J. Fennelly, MD, MPH


Professor, Pediatrics and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics.  Website

Huaye Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor

Neuroscience and Cell Biology, RBHS-RWJMS.  Website

Jay A. Tischfield, PhD, FFACMG

Duncan and Nancy MacMillan Professor of Genetics

Executive Director, Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey; Scientific Director & CEO, RUCDR-Infinite Biologics, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry.  Website

Jean Baum PhD,

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

RU-NB-SAS.  Website

Jill Williams, MD,

Director of Addiction Psychiatry

Professor, Psychiatry, RBHS-RWJMS.  Website

James H. Millonig, PhD

Senior Associate Dean, GSBS

Associate Professor, Neuroscience and Cell Biology, RBHS-RWJMS.  Website

Judith A. Barberio Ph.D, APN,C

Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Advanced Nursing Practice, Rutgers School of Nursing.


Karin Stromswold, MD, PhD

Professor of Psychology, RU-NB-SAS.


Lara Delmolino-Gatley, PhD, BCBA-D,

Executive Director, Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center

Clinical Professor, RU-NB-GSAPP.  Website

Laszlo Zaborszky, MD, PhD, DSc

Distinguished Professor, CMBN, RU-Newark. 


Lia Nower, JD, PhD

Director, Center for Gambling Studies Co-Director, Addiction Counselor Training Certificate Program

Professor, Rutgers- School of Social Work. Website

Linda Brzustowicz, MD

Distinguished Professor and Chair, Genetics, RU-NB- SAS.


Maral Mouradian, MD

William Dow Lovett Professor of Neurology and Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative and Neuroimmunologic Diseases.


Marco Zarbin, MD, PhD, FACS

Professor and Chair, Ophthalmology and Visual Science,

RBHS-NJMS. Website

Marsha Bates, PhD

Distinguished Research Professor,

RU-NB-SAS- Center for Alcohol Studies, Website

Matthew Menza, MD

Professor and Chair, Psychiatry

RBHS-RWJMS.  Website

Mauricio Delgado, PhD

Professor and Chair, Psychology

RU-Newark.  Website

Mike Kiledjian, PhD

Distinguished Professor and Chair, Cell Biology and Neuroscience

RU-NB-SAS.  Website

Monica Driscoll, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

RU-NB-SAS.  Website

Petros Levounis, MD

Professor and Chair, Psychiatry

RBHS-NJMS.  Website

Pierre­-Olivier Polack, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor, Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience

RU-Newark.  Website

Prabhas Moghe, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering

RU-NB-SOE.  Website

Renping Zhou, PhD

Professor, Chemical Biology

RBHS- School of Pharmacy.  Website

Stephen José Hanson, PhD

Professor, Psychology, Director of RUBIC

RU-Newark.  Website

Tibor Rohacs, MD, PhD

Professor, Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience

RBHS-NJMS.  Website

Wilma Friedman, PhD

Professor, Biological Sciences

RU-Newark.  Website

 Wise Young, MD, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Founding Director, W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience
Richard H. Shindell Chair in Neuroscience

RU-NB-SAS.  Website

 Wun Jung Kim, MD, MPH

Professor and Director Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

RBHS-RWJMS.  Website