Jane Roskams, PhD, Appointed New Deputy Director of Research
The Child Mind Institute is proud to welcome Jane Roskams, PhD as the new Deputy Director of Research. Dr. Roskams is an influential leader in the fields of neuroinformatics, next-generation neuroscience training, public-private partnerships, and Open Science.
Based in the Child Mind Institute’s New York office, Dr. Roskams will work closely with the Vice President of Research, Dr. Michael Milham, to help provide direction, guidance, and oversight for the Child Mind Institute’s multifaceted Science Program across all locations. She will also work with leadership on strategic planning, as well as create and lead the alliances, partnerships, DEI-focused initiatives, and relationships critical to changing the current landscape of youth mental health.
“It’s an exciting time for the Child Mind Institute’s science team. With several large, collaborative, multi-channel initiatives coming down the pipeline, we feel very fortunate to have Dr. Roskams joining us,” says Dr. Milham. “Jane’s diverse experiences and interests mirror the many focus areas our science team currently is pursuing, making her the perfect fit for this leadership role.”
About Dr. Roskams
Dr. Roskams brings a unique background and a wealth of experience to her work with the Child Mind Institute. She is a distinguished professor of Neuroscience with appointments (now adjunct) at the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington. Dr. Roskams has been on the executive teams of several leading neuroscience organizations, including the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), Society for Neuroscience (SFN), and the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF). She also served on the multi-council advisory group that oversaw the launch of the U.S. BRAIN initiative with the Obama administration. Additionally, Dr. Roskams worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a global platform for understanding what children need to thrive during the first 1000 days of development.
Dr. Roskams holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University College of Swansea, a master’s degree in communications and journalism from the University of Idaho, and a PhD in Neuroscience from Penn State University College of Medicine. She completed postdoctoral fellowships at the National Institutes of Health and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.