For Researchers

Outreach Committee

Outreach Committee

The committee consists of a member from each workgroup, as well as other ad hoc volunteer members. Activities that have been organized by the Outreach Committee include updates to Wikipedia pages for psychiatric and substance use disorders to improve the accuracy of content, workshops for researchers on science communication and media training, and managing the PGC twitter account. The committee is currently working on updating the PGC website to create a more informative and intuitive experience for researchers new to the PGC, and the creation and curation of a new section of content for the public.   


If you are interested in getting involved in the Outreach committee, or if you have materials that you would like to share to bring PGC research to the public, please contact either of the committee chairs or the outreach liaison for your workgroup.  

Outreach Committee, WCPG 2022, Florence, Italy
Outreach Committee, WCPG 2022, Florence, Italy

Outreach Committee Chairs


Jerry Guintivano, PhD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Helena Davies, PhD

CEDaR - Center for Eating and feeding Disorders Research


Outreach Committee Liaisons

Working GroupLiaison NameContact Information
Africa Working Group (AFR)Ofure
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Marieke
Alzheimer's Disease (ALZ)Ole
Anxiety (ANX) Abi Ter
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Melanie De
Bipolar Disorder (BIP) Jessica
Bipolar Disorder (BIP) Arianna Di
Cross-Disorder Group (CDG)Jordan Smoller
Cross-Population AnalysesRoseann
Copy Number Variation (CNV)Jonathan Sebat
Eating Disorders (ED) Natasha
Eating Disorders (ED) Grace
Latin American Genomics Consortium (LAGC)Estela
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Karmel Choi
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Tourette Syndrome (OCD/TS) Zachary Gerring (OCD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Tourette Syndrome (OCD/TS) Peristera "Perry" Paschou (TS)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Seyma
Schizophrenia (SCZ) Kimberley Kendall
Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Howard Edenberg
Suicide Working Group (SUI)Maria
Suicide Working Group (SUI)Emily