Dr. Tom Insel Joins ASF Board of Directors
Former NIMH Director Dr. Thomas R. Insel, president and co-founder of Mindstrong Health, has joined the board of directors of the Autism Science Foundation.
"Tom is one of the world's leading authorities in neuroscience and has been a strong and respected voice advocating for excellence and urgency in the field of autism research," said Alison Singer, president and co-founder of the Autism Science Foundation. "His insight has been invaluable as a member of our SAB, and we are delighted that he will be playing an expanded role in helping to chart the course for our organization and its research agenda."
Most recently, Dr. Insel co-founded Mindstrong Health, an innovative startup that is redefining behavioral healthcare by developing technologies to diagnose and treat brain disorders. Its technology will give patients and providers a method to objectively and continuously measure mood, cognition, and behavior both at home and at work, delivering insights not possible with traditional clinical, neuropsychological, and imaging techniques.
"I am pleased to take on this new role as an ASF board member because I support the mission and the results-oriented approach of this impressive organization," said Dr. Insel. "This is an exciting time for ASF as it continues to expand its influence and deepen its reputation as a critical funder of innovative autism research and I am thrilled to be a part of it."