Research Podcasts Series
Regulation of Emotion vs. Emotions Themselves
Joseph Biederman, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
The Impact of Treating ADHD: Pharmacotherapy and Stimulant Medicine
Tim Wilens, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
He has been the recipient of the American Psychiatric Association Blanche Ittelson Award for Excellence in Child Psychiatric Research, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Charlotte Norbert Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement. He has been inducted into the CHADD “Hall of Fame”. Dr Biederman has also been selected every year since its inception into the “The Best Doctors in America” compilation of the best physicians in the country.
Dr. Biederman has been a mentor to more than 15 junior investigators in the field. He is on the editorial board of multiple journals, a reviewer for most of the Psychiatric journals, and has served as a grant reviewer in the Child Psychopathology and Treatment Review Committee of the NIMH. Dr. Biederman is the author and co-author of close to 600 scientific articles, 650 scientific abstracts, and 70 book chapters.
In 2000, Dr. Biederman pioneered and established a Stanley Foundation Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital dedicated to the treatment of pediatric bipolar disorder. Dr. Biederman was the recipient of the 1998 NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist award. He was also the recipient of the 2002 NARSAD Senior Investigator award. Since 2002 Dr. Biederman has been Associate Editor and from 2005-2006 Deputy Editor for Child Psychiatry in Biological Psychiatry, ranked as the third most impactful scientific journal in Psychiatry. In 2005 Dr. Biederman was appointed Chair of the section on ADHD at the World Psychiatric Association. He was also recently selected by the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society Awards committee as the recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Psychiatrist Award for Research. In 2007, Dr. Biederman received the Excellence in Research Award from the New England Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He was also awarded the Mentorship Award from the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital in September.
As of March 2007, Dr. Biederman has been ranked as the second highest producer of high-impact papers in psychiatry overall throughout the world with 235 papers cited a total of 7048 times over the past 10 years as determined by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). The same organization ranked Dr. Biederman at #1 in terms of total citations to his papers published on ADD/ADHD in the past decade. Dr. Biederman's work is supported by multiple federal and pharmaceutical industry grants.
Dr. Timothy Wilens is chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is co-director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the MGH Trustees Chair in Addiction Medicine and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Wilens earned his MD at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor and completed his residency in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry at Mass General.
Dr. Wilens’ research interests include the relationship among attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and substance use disorders; embedded health care models, and the pharmacotherapy of ADHD across the lifespan. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, concerning these and related topics. He has also coedited more than 80 book chapters, 4 books, and 300 abstracts and presentations for national and international scientific meetings.
Dr. Wilens is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is on the editorial boards or is a scientific reviewer for more than 35 journals.