Steven E. Hyman
Neurobiologist; Psychiatrist; Educator; Government agency and academic administrator
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Educational and Academic Leadership
Steven E. Hyman is Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and a Core Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard where he directs the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research. The Stanley Center uses large-scale, unbiased studies of psychiatric genetics conducted globally as its intellectual platform. The Center uses human induced pluripotent cell technologies, brain organoids, single cell transcriptomics, and other technologies to convert genetic information into insights into disease mechanisms. From 2001 to 2011 Hyman served as Provost of Harvard University, the university’s chief academic officer. As Provost, he had a special focus on building collaborative initiatives in the sciences and engineering spanning multiple disciplines and institutions. From 1996 to 2001, he served as Director of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), where he emphasized investment in neuroscience and emerging genetic technologies and also initiated a series of large practical clinical trials to inform practice. Hyman was President of the Society for Neuroscience (2015), President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (2018) and was founding President of the International Neuroethics Society (2008-2014). He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. From 2001-2016 he was Editor of the Annual Review of Neuroscience; from 2012-2018 he chaired the Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In 2016, he was awarded the Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health by the National Academy of Medicine.