Dr. Dennis McBride
Chief Strategy Officer, Source America, Vienna, VA, USA
Dennis K. McBride is a behavioral neuroscientist, currently serving as Chief Strategy Officer for Source America, a congressionally designated central nonprofit agency whose responsibility is the generation of job opportunities for people with disabilities, nationally. Dr. McBride is also Chief Scientist for the Center for Advanced Health Learning and Simulation – a startup organization focused on system-of-systems approaches in transforming our understanding of, and minimization of health/medical care errors. McBride served at six national high tech medical research laboratories, from bench scientist to National Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He was elected to professor with joint appointments in engineering and in arts & sciences in 1999, and is president emeritus of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. He serves as Senior Scientist for NeuroRx Pharma (developing small molecule compounds for PTSD and acute suicide-level depression), and since 2005, an affiliated professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he has co-directed two master’s degree program tracks in health related science and advocacy. Dr. McBride led the campaign that established the national B.R.A.I.N. project, now executed by NIH, DARPA, and NSF. His current focus includes the effects of employment and daily fulfillment on health outcomes, in particular for people who confront various intellectual, emotional, and physical barriers to work. Dennis received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Georgia, and M.S. in systems from the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California.