Face It aims to offer services that are both evidence-based and complementary to clinical practices. To accomplish this, we rely on the guidance of our medical and scientific advisory board.
The advisory board is comprised of six internationally recognized experts in the treatment of depression and anxiety. These professionals help us ensure that our support offerings align with the latest research and clinical evidence about depression.
JOHN R. ADLER, MD
Dr. John Adler is a neurosurgeon, the Dorothy and Thye King Chan Endowed Professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and Vice Chair for Innovation and Technology in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Adler is a pioneer in the field of radiosurgery and the inventor of the CyberKnife Radiosurgical System. He currently focuses on the use of the CyberKnife to help those suffering from refractory major depression and bipolar disorders.
MACARAN BAIRD, MD, MS
Macaran Baird, MD, MS, is professor emeritus and retired department head in the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Dr. Baird began his career as a family physician and family therapist in rural Wabasha, Minnesota, in 1978. He co-authored his first book, Family Therapy and Family Medicine, in 1983. Dr. Baird is focusing his interests in environmental and mental health causes and volunteers to provide primary care for a free clinic near Lake City, Minnesota. He is currently the president of the board of directors of the Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center, a multi-center non-profit organization that provides mental health services to five counties in southeastern Minnesota. He is also a member of the Health Professionals for a Health Climate, HPHC, based in the Minneapolis/St Paul MN Metro Area. Dr. Baird and Mark Meier have collaborated on multiple public presentations on the role of Peer-Support for the management of Mood Disorder and Suicide Prevention.
MARK FRYE, MD
Dr. Mark Frye, MD is a psychiatrist and Past-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Frye has a research focus on genomics, brain imaging, and neuroendocrinology of mood disorders and alcoholism, complementing his clinical interests in bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism. Dr. Frye receives research support from the National Institute of Mental Health, Mayo Clinic’s Samuel C. Johnson Genomics of Addiction Program, SC Johnson Giving, Inc., the Marriott family and the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. He has also received funding from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Dr. Frye and Mark Meier have collaborated on multiple public presentations on the role of Peer-Support for the management of Mood Disorder and Suicide Prevention.
IAN H. GOTLIB, PH.D
Ian H. Gotlib is the Marjorie Mhoon Fair Professor and Director of the Stanford Neurodevelopment, Affect, and Psychopathology (SNAP) Laboratory at Stanford University. From 2005-2010, Dr. Gotlib served as Senior Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, and he served as Chair of the Psychology Department at Stanford from 2012-2018. In his research, Dr. Gotlib examines psychobiological factors that place individuals at increased risk for developing depression and engaging in suicidal behaviors, as well as processes that are protective in this context. More specifically, Dr. Gotlib examines neural, cognitive, social, endocrinological, and genetic factors in depressed individuals and applies findings from these investigations to the study of predictors of depression and suicide risks.
JOHN GREDEN, MD
Dr. John F. Greden is the Rachel Upjohn Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences in the Department of Psychiatry, Active Emeritus; Founder of the Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and Family Depression Center and served as its executive director from 2001-21; Founding Chair, National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC); and Research Professor Emeritus in the Michigan Neurosciences Institute. He joined the faculty at the University of Michigan Medical School in 1974 and served as Chair of the University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry from 1985 to 2007, when he stepped down to focus on directing the Depression Center and developing the NNDC.
MADHUKAR TRIVEDI, MD
Madhukar Trivedi is Professor of Psychiatry, Chief of the Division of Mood Disorders, and Director of the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He earned his MBBS and MS in Baroda, India, completing his residencies in Psychiatry at University General Hospital, Baroda, India and Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.Dr. Trivedi’s research over the last 25 years has focused on understanding the neurobiology and psychology of depression and bipolar disorder, with a particular focus on developing an empirical basis for improving treatment of depression. Dr. Trivedi and his team have been involved in many of the pivotal studies involving the establishment of efficacy of antidepressant treatments (medications, psychotherapy, exercise, complimentary treatments, devices, etc.), examining next steps in treatment resistant depression to develop algorithms and guidelines, and developing and validating biomarkers in order to reach the goal of precision medicine for mood disorders.