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Thomas Insel

Director, National Institute of Mental Health
Thomas R. Insel, M.D., is a neuroscientist and psychiatrist who has served as the director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) since 2002. His tenure at NIMH has been marked by a focus on mental disorders as brain disorders, integrating new research in genomics and neuroscience into the study of serious mental illness. Insel recently announced plans to move from NIMH to the Life Sciences Team at Alphabet (formerly Google) beginning January 2016.