Robert worked as a newspaper reporter for a number of years, covering medicine and science. He is the author of two books about psychiatry, Mad in America and Anatomy of an Epidemic, and co-author of a third, Psychiatry Under the Influence.
A former filmmaker, Kermit is trained in dialogical therapies, and has extensive experience working with people in psychotic states. He was Mad in America's editor for several years (2012 - 2014), and currently is director of our online webinars and educational efforts.
Louisa is an organizer and supporter of numerous efforts related to psychiatric reform and the promotion of alternative treatments. Having trained in dialogical therapy, she employs this approach in her work with families and individuals in crisis.
Olga has worked as a psychiatric nurse and been a patient of the self-same system.
As an Art historian, Claudia is a firm believer in the healing power of beauty and kindness. She is a founding member of the JAEC Foundation.
Jeremy is an experienced healthcare management professional who has worked closely with hospitals and healthcare systems to develop strategies for improving healthcare delivery.
Stefan brings to the table lived experience in both addiction and psych drug usage.
Justin is the lead research news editor for Mad in America. He completed his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Peter comes from a background in the humanities. Before earning a graduate degree in psychology, he studied English, philosophy, and art.
Bob is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Public Psychiatry Training Program at Oregon Health and Science University.
Miranda is a longtime journalist, media critic, and book editor specializing in health, science, and social justice.
Emmeline is a longtime activist, artist and psychiatric survivor whose experiences with psychiatry started as a foster child.
James produces and hosts the Mad in America podcast. He has undergraduate and masters degrees in the environmental sciences.
Steve is a mental health professional, advocate and author who has worked for over 30 years in social services.
Amanda is journalist, editor, health advocate and Navy veteran with firsthand experience of VA healthcare. She's also an avid endurance athlete and classically trained chef.
Derek served 12 years in the United States Air Force and Michigan Air National Guard, and deployed three times to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.
Shira is an Assistant Editor for Mad in America Continuing Education.
Zenobia is a critical-liberation psychologist and psychology professor who received her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Bernalyn is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Research Training in Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses at UCLA.
Hannah is completing her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at UMass Boston.
Sadie is a doctoral student and researcher within the Counseling and School Psychology program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Rebecca is a doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Massachusetts Boston and has a Master’s degree in Psychology.
Jessica is a doctoral student in the Counseling and School Psychology program at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Gavin is a Research Assistant at the University of Washington studying how to prevent addiction-related suicide.
Tim is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Landmark College in southern Vermont.
Micah is a doctoral student in Psychology: Consciousness and Society at the University of West Georgia, and he holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from the same program.
Ayurdhi is assistant professor of psychology at Mount Mary University.
Ashley is a doctoral student in Point Park University’s PsyD in Clinical Psychology program, and has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.
Po is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at University of Massachusetts in Boston.
Madison is a master’s level psychotherapist and current doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
José is a Clinical Psychology PhD student at Duquesne University with a background in public health.
Ana is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health.
Samantha has a background in philosophy, bioethics, and social justice.
Javier is a graduate student-trainee in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at UMass Boston.
Amy, a longtime journalist covering the arts, film and other topics, has also published memoirs of grief following suicide.
Emaline received her doctorate in Psychology from the University of West Georgia in 2019.
Karin is a fine artist, writer and psychiatric survivor labeled Bipolar at 21. She has worked in web development and digital marketing for various non-profit arts organizations since the early 2000s.
Richard teaches psychology at West Georgia Technical College and is studying to receive a PhD in consciousness and society from the University of West Georgia.
Jenny is an Associate Faculty member at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and a PhD student in law at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Ben is currently a doctoral student in Psychology at the University of West Georgia.
Liam graduated from Bard College as a Biology/Psychology double major in 2021 and has a background in ecology and art.
Álvaro is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston and has an MSW from Columbia University.
Julia is a Clinical Psychology doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, studying the social and contextual factors that shape youth mental health and pathways to care.
Tsotso is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Carina Ruggiero is coordinator of MIA’s webinars. She has extensive experience in administrative operations, project management, and human resources in the fields of high-growth technology, immigration law, and education.