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UCLA Grand Challenges Leadership

Michelle Popowitz, JD, MPH
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Executive Director, UCLA Grand Challenges

Jill Sweitzer, MFA
Co-Director, UCLA Grand Challenges

Maureen Purcell
Special Projects Coordinator

Ann R. Karagozian, PhD
Interim Vice Chancellor for Research
Phone:  310-206-6734

Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Leadership

Mark Gold, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability

Cassie Rauser, PhD
Director of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge


Depression Grand Challenge Leadership

Nelson Freimer, MD
Maggie G. Gilbert Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Director, UCLA Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics
Associate Director, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Michelle Craske, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair
Director, Anxiety and Depression Research Center (formerly Anxiety Disorders Research Center)
Department of Psychology, UCLA