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Thomas Insel    

Neuroscientist and Psychiatrist; Former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health; President of Mindstrong Health

Thomas R. Insel, M.D, Founder and President of Mindstrong Health, is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist. From 2002-2015, Dr. Insel served as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) committed to research on mental disorders. Most recently he led the Mental Health Team at Verily.

Prior to his appointment at the NIMH, Dr. Insel was a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at Emory University School of Medicine. He also served as Director of the Center for Autism Research and is a member of the scientific advisory board at the Autism Science Foundation. Dr. Insel is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and has received numerous national and international awards including honorary degrees in the U.S. and Europe.

Speech Topics

Behavioral Health and the Use of Technology


'Mind Fixers' Review: There Has to Be a Better Way - WSJ
Perhaps the biggest bombshell was dropped by the psychiatrist Thomas Insel, then the director of the NIMH. Just as the new manual was appearing, ...
Erasing The Stigma : TED Radio Hour : NPR
Many of us either cope with mental illness or know someone who does. But we still have a hard time talking about it. This hour, TED speakers explore ways to ...
Thomas Insel: Why Are We Afraid To Discuss Mental Illness, If Many ...
Last year, about one in five were affected by a mental illness. Thomas Insel says we know how to give the right kind of care, but we're not doing it. He argues the ...

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