Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving behavioral healthcare through research and information technology, today announced that Tom Doub, Ph.D., has been named Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Doub previously served as Chief Operating Officer of CRI.
“Tom is, in many ways, the founder of Centerstone’s research infrastructure,” said David Guth, CEO of Centerstone. “He led the formal creation of our research department nearly 10 years ago and has played an integral role in establishing and growing Centerstone Research Institute. With his unique combination of research expertise, clinical experience and passion for behavioral health, Tom is the ideal candidate to lead CRI into the future and help the organization achieve new and exciting breakthroughs in the prevention and cure of mental health and addiction disorders.”
Dr. Doub joined Centerstone in 2003 as Vice President of Research. He established Centerstone’s research department, which later evolved into CRI and ultimately blended a wealth of research history, expertise, and accomplishments from Tennessee and Indiana. He was named Chief Operating Officer in 2008. In his tenure at Centerstone and CRI, Dr. Doub has focused on creating a bridge between researchers and healthcare providers. He has helped CRI develop influential partnerships with prominent universities such as Vanderbilt, Columbia, Duke, and Texas Southwestern, and behavioral healthcare agencies in several states, including Tennessee, Michigan and Indiana. He also was an important leader in the creation of the Knowledge Network, a collaborative of researchers and healthcare providers around the country which focuses on evidence-based treatment, bioinformatics and expediting the science-to-service cycle.
“Tom has been an essential driver in advancing CRI since the organization was formed,” said Steve Bryant, chair of the CRI board of directors. “His dedication to CRI’s mission, staff and collaborators have contributed to CRI’s growth in Tennessee and Indiana as well as its recognition as a national leader in innovation in behavioral healthcare. Our board looks forward to working with Tom to further chart CRI’s expansion in the months and years to come.”
Prior to joining Centerstone, Dr. Doub held positions at Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in Psychology from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. He received his M.S. in Clinical Psychology and Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology from Vanderbilt University. He holds professional memberships with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI).
About Centerstone Research Institute
Centerstone Research Institute (CRI) is a unique not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving mental healthcare through research, information technology and clinical informatics. CRI conducts service and clinical studies and partners with leading research institutions to advance knowledge of mental health and addiction disorders and discover innovative treatments. The organization maintains an Institutional Review Board and manages the Knowledge Network, a technology-based, partner-driven alliance to facilitate the translation of research to practice. CRI also offers Behavioral Pathway Systems, a best practices benchmarking service. CRI is a recipient of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare’s Innovation Award, the Best Practices Award by The Data Warehousing Institute, and the SAMHSA Science and Service Award. For more information about CRI, please visit centerstoneresearch.org.