• Chandlee C. Dickey, MD
  • Barbara Cannon, MD
  • John C. Bradley, MD
  • Gary B. Kaplan, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Associate Chief of Psychiatry for Education, VA Boston Healthcare System

Chandlee C. Dickey, M.D. received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis after completing a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies (Chinese) from Oberlin College. She served as Chief Resident during her psychiatry residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She subsequently moved to Boston to pursue two fellowships at Harvard Medical School: a clinical fellowship in neuropsychiatry and a research fellowship in neuroimaging.

For many years Dr. Dickey’s investigated functional, structural, and social cognition abnormalities in schizotypal personality disorder (SPD), with NIHM, VA, and foundation support. Her contributions in the field have been significant. She was the first to demonstrate a gray matter abnormality in any personality disorder, and described deficits in facial emotional expression and prosody in SPD.

In 2010, she increased her involvement in medical education to become the HSS Training Director. As Director, Dr. Dickey designed an innovative leadership training track for the residents, one of few nationally. This work received the designation of Model Curriculum from the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT). She speaks nationally and internationally on graduate medical education innovation and further disseminates her ideas through publications.

Associate Training Director, Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency Training Program

Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

Barbara Cannon, M.D. is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, she completed her psychiatry residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. After starting her career in community psychiatry, Dr. Cannon joined the VA Boston Healthcare System in 2010. She provides psychiatric care in the outpatient clinics at the Brockton and Jamaica Plain campuses.

In addition to supervising in the outpatient mental health clinic and her administrative role as Associate Training Director, Dr. Cannon serves as faculty administrator for Morning Report (HSS’s all-resident weekly meeting), directs a course in Women’s Mental Health, and provides formal mentorship to several HSS residents. Dr. Cannon is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Chief of Psychiatry & Deputy Director, Mental Health Service VA Boston Healthcare System, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, Lecturer on Psychiatry Harvard Medical School.

John C. Bradley, M.D. received his medical training at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine and completed residency training in Psychiatry at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, California. Dr. Bradley retired from the U.S. Army Medical Corps where he served as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Chair at Uniformed Services University. His military career included operational assignments for peacekeeping, stability and support operations, and combat operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Dr. Bradley has been honored to serve on a number of national committees and advisory councils. He is co-chair of the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Suicidal Behavior. He served as the clinical subcommittee chair and Army representative for the DoD Task Force for the Prevention of Suicide by Members of the Armed Forces, and co-investigator for the Army Study To Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (ArmySTARRS). He served as an advisor to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Board on the Health of Select Populations. Dr. Bradley has provided expert testimony to the US Congress and served on numerous scientific advisory committees. He has published extensively on the treatment of combat trauma and PTSD, the management of Suicide, and on the American Revolution.

Gary B. Kaplan
Director, Mental Health Service VA Boston Healthcare System Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology Boston University School of Medicine Lecturer on Psychiatry Harvard Medical SchoolGary B. Kaplan, M.D. (www.kaplanlab.org) is the Director of Mental Health of the VA Boston Healthcare System and a Professor in Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Psychology at Boston University School of Medicine. He received his medical training at Hahnemann University School of Medicine. His residency training in Psychiatry at Tufts-New England Medical Center was followed by a postdoctoral research fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Previously, Dr. Kaplan had served as Chief of the Mental Health and Behavioral Science Service at the Providence VA Medical Center and as Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Human Professor and Molecular Pharmacology at Brown Medical School. Dr. Kaplan has established a national reputation as a preclinical and clinical researcher in the area of the neurobiology of addiction and comorbid psychiatric disorders. His basic research examines the role of midbrain neurotransmitter systems on motivational neural circuitry and behavior in opiate addiction models. His clinical research examines the psychopharmacology of co-morbid addictive disorders in schizophrenia. He has been a teacher for undergraduates, medical students and residents in areas of psychiatry, neuroscience and pharmacology. He has also achieved national recognition for teaching in psychiatry and neuroscience via the publication of an important textbook with American Psychiatric Press Inc., and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.