These renowned researchers and scholars have advised and supported the development of this certificate program at CIIS. The Council has representatives from the prominent U.S. and Canadian research centers that are funded by Heffter, MAPS, CSP and Usona. Many of the advisors will be teaching in the certificate and some will be guest lecturers in evening events at CIIS, co-sponsored by Public Programs and The Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research. Many local Bay Area experts in the field will be Certificate teachers as well.  

Anthony Bossis, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine; Director of Cancer and Palliative Care Research, New York University Psilocybin Cancer Project

Karen M. Cooper, RN, MA
Usona Institute Senior Clinical Research Nurse, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, Psilocybin Pharmacokinetic Study

Mary Cosimano, MSW
Study Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Nicholas Cozzi, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology, U. of Wisconsin; Director, Neuropharmacology Laboratory, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Fellow and Trustee, Alexander Shulgin Research Institute

Alicia Danforth, PhD
Researcher, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor-University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center

Rick Doblin, PhD
Founder and Executive Director, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

Donna Dryer, MD
Advisory Board Member & Primary Investigator, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Canada

Harris Friedman, PhD
Professor of Psychology (retired), University of Florida; Faculty of Psychology and Mental Health Counseling, Goddard College, Vermont

George Goldsmith, MA
Co-Founder, Compass Pathways; Consultant, Heffter Research Institute & Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

Elizabeth Gordon
Board Member, Heffter Research Institute; Trustee, California Institute of Integral Studies

George Greer, MD
Co-Founder, Medical Director, and Board Member, Heffter Research Institute; Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association; Past President, Psychiatric Medical Association of New Mexico

Roland Griffiths, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Charles Grob, MD
Co-Founder of Heffter Research Institute; Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine; Director & Chief of Div. of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Stanislav Grof, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness, California Institute of Integral Studies; Founding President, International Transpersonal Association 

Jeffrey Guss, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine; Director of Psychedelic Therapy Training, New York University Psilocybin Cancer Project

Diane Haug, MA, LPCC
Senior Staff, Grof Transpersonal Training; Adjunct Faculty, Southwestern College & Academy for the Love of Learning and California Institute of Integral Studies

Bob Jesse
Convener, Council on Spiritual Practices; a Former Vice President, Oracle; Co-Investigator, Johns Hopkins University Psilocybin Research Project; Member of the Board, Usona Institute

Matthew Johnson, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Gabor Mate, MD
Author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction and When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

Dennis McKenna, PhD
Co-founder, Director of Ethnopharmacology and Board Member, Heffter Research Institute; Assistant Professor, Center for Spirituality and Healing, University of Minnesota Academic Health Center

Ralph Metzner, PhD
Co-founder and President, Green Earth Foundation; Professor Emeritus of Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies

Annie Mithoefer, BSN, RN
Clinical Investigator for MDMA/PTSD Studies, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

Michael Mithoefer, MD
Clinical Investigator for MDMA/PTSD Studies, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

Daniel Muller, MD, PhD
Professor of Rheumatology, U. of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Principle Investigator, Psilocybin Pharmacokinetic Study

David Nichols, PhD
Co-Founder, President and Director of Pre-Clinical Research, Heffter Research Institute; Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Purdue University; Former Robert C. & Charlotte P. Anderson Chair of Pharmacology, Purdue University; Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Janis Phelps, PhD
Chair, Council of Advisors; Director, CIIS Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research; Professor of East-West Psychology, CIIS

William Richards, STM, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Stephen Ross, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine; Principal Investigator, New York University Psilocybin Cancer Project;  Clinical Director, New York University Langone Center of Excellence on Addiction; Director, New York University Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship   

Ann Shulgin
Founder,  Alexander Shulgin Research Institute 

Richard Yensen, PhD
Advisory Board Member & Researcher, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Canada; Founder and Director, Orenda Institute President, Salvador Roquet Foundation  

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