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Centerstone Announces New VP for Research

Nashville, Tenn. — Centerstone, Middle Tennessee’s leading provider of behavioral health services, has named Thomas W. Doub, Ph.D., as vice president for research.

Doub provides leadership for research activity within Centerstone. His responsibilities include establishing linkages with scholarly researchers across the nation, developing infrastructure to support research, advocating the interests of consumers in research and seeking external funding for mission-related research and service activities. He also facilitates the efforts of Centerstone’s Institutional Review Board, which safeguards the rights and well-being of clients who take part in the organization’s research.

Centerstone’s research program comprises a broad array of nationally known research investigators with diverse interests. Studies at Centerstone include development of pharmacotherapies for schizophrenia, treatment for depression and prevention and mental health services for children.

“The addition of Dr. Doub to our staff affirms Centerstone’s commitment to making an impact with research on a national level,” said David Guth, CEO of Centerstone. “His extensive study in the behavioral health field and network of contacts will place our research department in an advantageous position to further our mission as a mental health care provider.”

Doub most recently served as director of research and development for Dual Diagnosis Management and previously was a senior research scientist for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. His many years of experience include consulting for ACCESS International in Washington, DC, and numerous research projects as a research assistant at Vanderbilt University’s Department of Psychology and Human Development. Doub completed research fellowships at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ and at Armstrong Laboratories at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. He is a visiting fellow for the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical and Quantitative Psychology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.