Steven Hyman, MD - Harvard University
Professor Steven E. Hyman, MD, is Director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
The goal of the Stanley Center
is decrease the burden of serious neuropsychiatric disorders through research.
Hyman is also Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology.
He was Provost of Harvard University from 2001 to 2011.
As Provost, he was instrumental in the development of cross school and regional interdisciplinary initiatives, especially in the sciences.
From 1996 to 2001, Hyman was the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
supports neuroscience and the knowledge needed to understand, diagnose, and treat brain disorders.
has worked to open psychiatric classifications to fundamental rethinking including the recognition that many mental disorders are quantitative deviations from health rather than categorically different.