ADAA Welcomes Luana Marques, PhD as President-Elect

ADAA is pleased to announce that Luana Marques, PhD has been elected President-Elect of the ADAA Board of Directors and will assume the Board Presidency in January of 2020. Dr. Marques has been an active member of ADAA since 2008 and has served on the board since 2016. Dr. Marques is an ADAA Clinical Fellow, serves as the board liaison to the ADAA Annual Conference Committee, the Professional Education Committee, the PTSD Special Interest Group and the Multicultural Advances Special Interest Group. 

Dr. Marques is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Massachusetts and New York and an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She is the director and founder of Community Psychiatry Program for Research in Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments (Community Psychiatry PRIDE), and an associate professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Community Psychiatry PRIDE is a dissemination and implementation psychiatry research center that focuses on reducing mental health disparities in communities. The program is designed to study the process by which evidence-based treatments (EBTs) can be effectively disseminated to community clinics, which in turn leads to increased access and quality of care across a wide range of psychiatric disorders. 

Dr. Marques' major clinical and research interests include the treatment of anxiety and trauma-related disorders, with a particular focus on the implementation of empirically supported treatments for patients suffering from the various anxiety disorders in community health clinics. Her research goal is to decrease disparities in care for psychiatric patients, especially among low-income and ethnic minority patients. "The Board of Directors and I congratulate Dr. Marques on her appointment and look forward to working collaboratively with membership and staff to ensure ADAA's ongoing success," says Dr. Beth Salcedo, ADAA Board President. 

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ADAA's unique interlinked consumer and professional mission is focused on improving quality of life and reducing stigma for those struggling with anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders. ADAA, an international nonprofit organization, strives to improve patient care by promoting the implementation of evidence-based treatments, best practices and research across disciplines through continuing education and trainings and accelerating dissemination of research into practice. Visit www.adaa.org  to learn more.
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