Rodrigo Muñoz, M.D., FAPA
About The Author:
Rodrigo Muñoz, M.D., is the 127th president of the American Psychiatric Association. He currently works at the University of California San Diego as a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and has his own private practice in San Diego, California. Dr. Muñoz actively participates in programs working to better healthcare for the indigent, the homeless, and those who suffer from chronic mental illness.
Born and raised in Colombia, Dr. Muñoz obtained his medical degree at the University of Cauca in Popayan. After completing his first residency at the Mental Hospital in Medellin, Colombia, Dr. Muñoz moved to the states where he completed two more rounds of residency, one at Fairfield Hills Hospital in Newton, Connecticut, and another at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Since his time at Washington University, Dr. Muñoz has worked for a number of hospitals, healthcare centers, and universities as a physician and teacher.
The medical community has heavily thanked Dr. Muñoz for his commitment to mental healthcare. A few granted honors include the 1990 Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Scientific Contributions from the Physicians Association of Clinics, Hospitals, and Annex (PACHA), the 1997 Physician of the Year Award from the San Diego County Medical Society, and the 2000 Simon Bolivar Award from The Committee of Hispanic Psychiatrists in the APA.
Carla Nasca, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral fellow of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at the Rockefeller University, New York. Dr. Nasca received her B.A. in Molecular Biology and her M.S. in Electrophysiology from the University of Palermo in Italy. She earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Pharmacology from the University Sapienza in Rome, Italy, before moving to The Rockefeller University under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce McEwen.