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Harold Alan Pincus

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

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Harold Alan Pincus, M.D., is professor and vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry and codirector of the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He also serves as a senior scientist at the RAND Corporation. He is the national director of the Health and Aging Policy Fellowship (funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, West Health Institute, and Atlantic Philanthropies), and previously directed national programs for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation. Pincus has been appointed to the editorial boards of twelve scientific journals and has published more than 500 scientific publications on health and mental health policy and practice. He has been cochair of the national committee that reviews all U.S. health care quality measures under the Affordable Care Act, the World Health Organization’s ICD-11 Committee on Quality and Patient Safety, and vice chair of the Task Force on DSM-IV, among multiple other national/international committee appointments. Pincus earned his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and completed a psychiatry residency at George Washington University Medical Center.