Harold Pincus, M.D. is a Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Co-Director of the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Pincus 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 and MacArthur Foundations. Dr. Pincus has been appointed to the editorial boards of twelve scientific journals and published over 500 scientific publications on health and mental health policy and practice. He has been co-chair of the national committee that reviews all US health care quality measures, the World Health Organization's ICD-11 Committee on Quality and Patient Safety and also was Vice Chair of the Task Force on DSM-IV among multiple other national/international committee appointments.