Professor Peter Whybrow MD, DPM, MB, FRCP chairs the Scars of War Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Whybrow is the Judson Braun Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California in Los Angeles. Born in England, Dr. Whybrow received his training in endocrinology and psychiatry in London and was a member of the scientific staff of the British Medical Research Council before migrating to America in the 1970s. He was Executive Dean of the Dartmouth Medical School and later Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania before being recruited to the University of California.
The Semel Institute, a pre-eminent neuroscience research, education and treatment centre, is heavily invested in programmes complimentary to those of the Scars of War Foundation with funding from the Department of Defense, the Veterans Administration and the Katz Family Foundation.
Dr. Whybrow is an international authority on mood disorders and the effects of thyroid hormone on brain and human behavior. A frequent advisor to universities, foundations, and government agencies Dr Whybrow is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the author of over 300 scientific papers and seven books, including, A Mood Apart; The Thinker’s Guide to Emotion and its Disorder, which is widely acclaimed as the definitive guide to the experience and science of disordered mood, written expressly for the general public.