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 Chairs


Jerry Guintivano, PhD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Danielle Dick, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University



Cynthia Bulik, PhD FAED

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Founding Chair

Outreach Committee Liaisons

Working GroupLiaison NameContact Information
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Christie Burton
Alzheimer's Disease (ALZ)Iris Jansen
Anxiety (ANX) Rosa
Anxiety (ANX) Thalia
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Tinca Polderman
Bipolar Disorder (BIP) Arianna Di
Cross-Disorder Group (CDG)Jordan Smoller
Cross-Population AnalysesRoseann
Copy Number Variation (CNV)Jonathan Sebat
Eating Disorders (ED) Jessica Baker
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Karmel Choi
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Tourette Syndrome (OCD/TS) Christie Burton (OCD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Tourette Syndrome (OCD/TS) Peristera "Perry" Paschou (TS)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Murray Stein
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Seyma
Schizophrenia (SCZ) Kimberley Kendall
Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Howard Edenberg