Meet the Editorial Board of Clinical Psychiatry News

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Lee H. Beecher, M.D.

Dr. Beecher is an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota and a past president of the Minnesota Physician-Patient Alliance (www.physician-patient.org). He also is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and was the recipient of the inaugural First a Physician Award from the West Metro Medical Society in 2007. Dr. Beecher, who has written extensively for various psychiatric and medical journals, is in private practice in St. Louis Park, Minn.

Carl C. Bell, M.D.

Dr. Bell is president and chief executive officer of Community Mental Health Council Inc., Chicago. He also serves as director of public and community psychiatry, and clinical professor of psychiatry and public health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Bell, who has worked on public mental health programs around the world, has published more than 375 articles on mental health. He conceptualized "Prevention in Action" for CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY NEWS and serves as a key contributor to the column.

Daniel E. Casey, M.D.

Dr. Casey is professor of psychiatry and neurology at the Oregon Health and Science University, Portland. He has served as a member and chairman of the Food and Drug Administration's Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee. Dr. Casey also has served as chief of psychiatric research and psychopharmacology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Ore.

Paul J. Fink, M.D.

Dr. Fink is professor of psychiatry at Temple University, Philadelphia. He has delivered more than 900 lectures across the country and has written more than 200 articles on topics including human sexuality, creative arts therapy, psychoanalysis, psychiatric education, economic problems facing psychiatry and primary care, and violence prevention. He is director of the Blueprint for a Safer Philadelphia, chairman of the Youth Homicide Committee, and a member of the boards of the Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth, the Philadelphia Health Management Corp., and Cease-FirePA, among others. Dr. Fink writes the "Fink, Still at Large" column for CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY NEWS.

Mary Ellen Foti, M.D.

Dr. Foti is the deputy commissioner of clinical and professional services and the state medical director of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. She also is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts, Worcester, and at Tufts Medical School, Boston. Dr. Foti has published in numerous peer-reviewed professional publications and has obtained funding for research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Her areas of interest include the reduction of seclusion and restraint, end-of-life care for people with psychiatric disabilities, informed consent, and psychiatric advance initiatives.

Catherine A. Fullerton, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Fullerton is a postdoctoral fellow in the health care policy department at Harvard Medical School, Boston. She also is a research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital also in Boston, where she researches the cognitive effects of nicotine receptors in schizophrenia.

Thelissa A. Harris, M.D.

Dr. Harris teaches psychotherapy to residents at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital and is in private practice in Hartford, Conn. She also works as the psychiatric consultant to a continuing care retirement community and is a member of the People to People Ambassador Program. Dr. Harris, a former president of the Black Psychiatrists of America, is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. …

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