Scientific Review Officer
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), NIH
Rebecca Garcia, Ph.D. joined the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) as a Scientific Review Officer in September, 2008. Dr. Garcia manages the review of a wide diversity of grant applications submitted to NIMH (topics include RDoC, computational psychiatry, human neuroimaging, clinical assessment, animal models, molecular neurobiology, electrophysiology, neural circuitry, and genetics, as well as career development, training grant, and center applications). She also serves an active role in reviewer training, science policy and peer review dissemination, and in outreach activities to the public regarding mental health issues. Dr. Garcia received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Yale University, and received postdoctoral training at the University of Sussex (United Kingdom), followed by a short stint in science writing at NIMH before beginning her current position in the Division of Extramural Activities, Review Branch.