The focus of the Public Education Committee is to improve and expand public education and outreach about anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders through webinars, blog posts, social media outreach and other collaborative educational projects. This year the committee, in collaboration with the Child and Adolescent SIG, has created two helpful outreach tools to address a need often voiced by ADAA clinical members: How can we inform parents and pediatricians about child anxiety?We are always looking for new and innovative ways to disseminate high quality information to mental health consumers.  Our committee values fresh ideas and trying out new communication strategies. 

  • Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA and Neal Sideman, Co-Chairs
  • Karen Cassiday, PhD, Board Liaison
  • Aarti Gupta, PhD
  • Amy Przeworski, PhD 
  • Andrea Umbach, PsyD 
  • Catherine Pittman, PhD 
  • Eli Lebowitz, PhD 
  • Jennice Vilhauer, PhD
  • Jenny Yip, PsyD 
  • Karen Martinez, MSc, MD 
  • Kathariya Mokrue, PhD 
  • Lynne Siqueland
  • Melanie VanDyke, PhD 
  • Sarah Knapp, MA 
  • Suma Chand, MPhil, PhD 
  • Jackie Bullis

Read the ADAA Committee Guidelines.

If you are interested in learning more about these committees and how you can be involved, please contact Helen Heymann, ADAA Senior Education Program Manager.

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