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
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
Ron Avi Astor, Ph.D.
Richard M. and Ann L. Thor Professor in Urban Social
Southern California Schools of Social Work and Education
Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey S. Bergmann, US Army
George Mason University, Ph.D.
Colonel Ryo Sook Chun, M.D., USA (Ret)
Director, Operation BRAVE Families program & School Behavior Health
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric service
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center-Bethesda
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.
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
Lt. Col. 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
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, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology & Philosophy
Texas Woman's University
Colonel Rebecca I. Porter, Ph.D., ABPP, US Army
Director, DiLorenzo TRICARE Health Clinic
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