Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Graduate Medical Sciences Stephen Brady, PhD, has been named an Assistant Dean for GMS, effective Aug. 1.
During Brady’s 25 years of service to Boston University he has held a number of senior clinical and administrative leadership roles on the Medical and Charles River Campuses. In 2004 he assumed a leadership position in the GMS as Director of the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program and it remains one of the Division’s most robust masters programs. In addition, Brady has made significant contributions to GMS as a long-standing member of the GMS Faculty Forum, formerly GMS Faculty Senate. His leadership at BU extends beyond GMS as he is the immediate past Chair of the Boston University Faculty Council and former ex-officio member of the Trustees of Boston University.
Brady is active beyond the classroom where his scholarly and clinical efforts are directed toward HIV and mental disorders. He has led a number of federally sponsored projects, most recently an NIH-NIMH study examining Motivational Approaches for HIV prevention for mentally ill and homeless adults. In collaboration with the Dr. Lena Lungren at BU School of Social Work, Brady is currently the Co-PI of a SAMSHA-funded substance abuse multidisciplinary training grant.
Brady served as past chair of the American Mental Health Counseling Associations Professional Development Committee and past chair of the APA Counsel on AIDS. In addition, he is a member of the American Association of State Counseling Boards, American Counseling Association, International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress and New England Aids Education and Training Center Advisory Committee.
Brady received his BA in Sociology from the University of Florida in Gainesville, and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
He will continue to lead the Master’s Program in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine while he joins the front office Division as Assistant Dean.