Steven E. Hyman

Steve Hyman

Steven E. Hyman is director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a core member of the Broad, and Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology.

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 the development of 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. He also initiated a series of large practical clinical trials, including an emphasis on children, a population about which little was known.

Hyman is the editor of the Annual Review of Neuroscience, founding president of the International Neuroethics Society (2008-2014), and president of the Society for Neuroscience (2015), the leading professional organization for neuroscientists with approximately 40,000 members. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the U.S. National Academies where he serves on the Governing Council and Board of Health Science Policy. He also chairs the IOM’s Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders, which brings together industry, government, academia, patient groups, and foundations. Hyman is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, as well as a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Hyman received his B.A. summa cum laude from Yale College, a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Cambridge, which he attended as a Mellon fellow, and an M.D. cum laude from Harvard Medical School.

Last updated date: May 2015