Mental Health & Addiction (MHA) Community

Mental illness and addiction affect at least 1 in 5 adults in the US and represent a substantial burden to individuals and their family as well as to society. The goal of this Community is to increase awareness in topics relevant to the pharmacological treatment of mental health and addiction, increase diversity in the society by attracting new members, and inspire our current members to think more critically about developing research towards understanding the etiology, targeting novel therapeutic approaches, and personalized therapy for these debilitating illnesses.
ASCPT 2019 Annual Meeting
Mental Health & Addiction and Infectious Diseases Joint Community Meeting
Thursday, March 14 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Coolidge Room
Come join us to hear about common challenges in developing therapeutics for mental illness, addiction, and infectious disease at the Infectious Diseases and Mental Health & Addiction joint Communities meeting. Our agenda will include brief talks by leaders in the field exploring the role of the CNS in therapies for both infectious disease and mental health, highlighted trainee presentations from both Communities, and open discussion on activities to enable these two Communities to flourish and make ASCPT a more welcoming/attractive venue for therapeutic area aligned Communities.

Mental Health & Addiction Community Hosted Lunch Table
Friday, March 15 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
Washington 2-6
Grab your lunch and join ASCPT Network, Community and Journal leaders for small group, informal networking discussions over the lunch break. Learn more about ASCPT initiatives, the Family of Journals, 2020 planning, how you can become more involved in the Society, and much more!

Kristin Bigos, PhD

Community Chair


Vijay Ramchandani, PhD

Community Vice Chair


Balmiki Ray, MD

Community Vice Chair


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