Steven E. Hyman
Steven E. Hyman, MD, is Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, a Core Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad. From 2001 to 2011, Hyman served as Provost of Harvard University, the university’s chief academic officer. As Provost, he had a special focus on establishment of collaborative initiatives in the sciences and engineering spanning multiple disciplines and institutions. From 1996 to 2001, he served as Director of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), where he emphasized investment in neuroscience and emerging genetic technologies and also initiated a series of large practical clinical trials that were a forerunner of comparative efficacy studies.
Hyman is President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (2018), past President of the Society for Neuroscience (2015) the leading global association of neuroscientists, was founding President of the International Neuroethics Society (2008-2014) and served as Editor of the Annual Review of Neuroscience (2002-2016). He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine where he served on the governing Council (2012-2018). For the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), he has chaired the Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders (2012-2018), which brings together industry, government, academia, foundations, and patient groups, and serves on the Governing Board of the National Research Council, the operating arm of NASEM. Hyman is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In 2016, he was awarded the Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health by the National Academy of Medicine.
He received his BA, summa cum laude, from Yale College, an MA from the University of Cambridge, which he attended as a Mellon fellow studying History and Philosophy of Science, and an MD, cum laude, from Harvard Medical School.