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Science Advisory Board

Richard M. Lerner, Ph.D. – Co-Chair
MCEC Board Member
Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science
Director, Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development
Tufts University
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Colonel Stephen J. Cozza, M.D., USA (Ret) – Co-Chair
Professor, Department of Psychiatry USUHS
Associate Director Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Uniformed Services University
School of Medicine
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Ron Avi Astor, Ph.D.
Richard M. and Ann L. Thor Professor in Urban Social
Southern California Schools of Social Work and Education
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Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey S. Bergmann, US Army
George Mason University, Ph.D.

Lieutenant Colonel Eric M. Flake, M.D., FAAP, US Air Force
Assistant Professor Uniformed Services University
Chief of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Madigan Army Medical Center

Sarah L. Friedman, Ph.D.
Research Professor
Department of Psychology
The George Washington University

Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., MS ED
Professor of Pediatrics
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine
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Leanne Knobloch, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Graduate Study
Department of Communication, University of Illinois
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Lieutenant Colonel Keith M. Lemmon, M.D., FAAP, US Army
Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Madigan Army Medical Center

Jacqueline V. Lerner, Ph.D.
Professor of Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology
Lynch School of Education
Boston College

Gregory Leskin, Ph.D.
Director, Military and Veteran Families Program
UCLA/Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Los Angeles, CA

Ann Masten, Ph.D.
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
of Child Psychology and the Director of Project Competence
University of Minnesota

Michael D. Matthews, Ph.D.
Professor of Engineering Psychology                    
U.S. Military Academy Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership

Ronald S. Palomares-Fernandez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology & Philosophy
Texas Woman's University

Colonel Rebecca I. Porter, Ph.D., ABPP, US Army
Commander, Public Health Command Europe

Paula K. Rauch, M.D.
Director, Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time Program
Chief, Child Psychiatry Consultation Service to Pediatrics
Massachusetts General Hospital
Family Team Program Director, Red Sox Foundation/MGH Home Base Program

Michelle D. Sherman, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

Patrick H. Tolan Ph.D.
Director, Youth-Nex | The UVA Center to Promote Effective Youth Development
and Professor, Curry School of Education and
Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
University of Virginia