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UCLA Grand Challenges Leadership

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

Maureen Purcell
Special Projects Coordinator, UCLA Grand Challenges

Roger Wakimoto, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Research

Emailgrandchallenges@ucla.edu
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

Email: sustainablela@ucla.edu

Depression Grand Challenge 

Nelson Freimer, MD
Director, Depression Grand Challenge
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
Co-Director, Depression Grand Challenge
Professor and Vice Chair
Director, Anxiety and Depression Research Center (formerly Anxiety Disorders Research Center)
Department of Psychology, UCLA

Email: depressionGC@ucla.edu

Depression Grand Challenge External Partnerships
Christopher Douglas
Partnership Strategist
Email: depressionGC@ucla.edu and cdouglas@conet.ucla.edu

Depression Grand Challenge Media Contact
David Olmos
Director, News Strategy and Editing
Email: depressionGC@ucla.edu and dolmos@mednet.ucla.edu