Scott Stroup, MD, MPH is a Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is Director of the Program for Intervention Effectiveness Research and Associate Director for Adult Services of the Division of Mental Health Services and Policy Research. Before joining the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and the New York State Psychiatric Institute in 2009, he was Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Stroup’s research focuses on the effectiveness of interventions and services for people with severe and persistent mental illnesses. He was Co-Principal Investigator of the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE) study. He is the Principal Investigator of the NIMH-sponsored Schizophrenia Trials Network and in this capacity directs several studies examining treatment strategies for schizophrenia. He is also a mental health services researcher with experience examining the impact of managed care on Medicaid recipients with severe mental illness. His interests include the dissemination of evidence-based practices and other efforts to improve quality of care. Dr. Stroup earned his medical and public health degrees at the University of North Carolina. He completed his psychiatry residency at The Cambridge Hospital at Harvard Medical School and a research fellowship in mental health services research at the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and Harvard University.