Behavioral health organization Centerstone recently announced Richard C. Shelton, MD, has been named the chief science officer for the organization and Jennifer Lockman, PhD, has been tapped to lead Centerstone's Research Institute as CEO. The new positions took effect June 1.
Shelton served as CEO for the Research Institute for three years, during which time he elevated the role of science in the care being delivered around the nation. A graduate of the University of Louisville Medical School, he is currently the Charles Byron Ireland Professor, vice chair for Research, and head of the Mood Disorders Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Jennifer Lockman, PhD
Lockman joined Centerstone in 2007 and most recently oversaw the Research Institute's clinical research program, serving as a liaison with external researchers and creating new methods for measuring clinical outcomes. After completing her doctorate in counseling psychology from Purdue University, she completed her psychology internship at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a competitive research postdoctoral fellowship at the VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention. She maintains a research program and professional practice in suicide prevention.