Mary C. Blehar, PhD
Dr. Blehar has served for more than 20 years in research and executive leadership roles within the NIMH. Her area of specialty is research and training grants program administration and development. She has extensive experience on review committees and has acted as a Scientific Review Administrator in the areas of education, conferences, interventions, and translational research as well as special review committees such as the NIH/NICHD Autism Centers of Excellence grants special review. Her service record includes work on Advisory Panels like the HRSA Healthy Start Program Advisory Panel, and she participated in the revision of priorities of the Office of Research in Women's Health. She is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association and The American Journal of Psychiatry among other scientific journals.
- Health Science Administrator, Office of Extramural Activities, National Institute of Mental Health
- Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD
- PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Experimental-Developmental Psychology
- Blehar, M. C. (2006). Women's mental health research: The emergence of a biomedical field. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 2,135-160.
- Blehar, M. C., & Strete, C. (2005). The National Cancer Institute's Cancer Education (R25E) Grants Program: An update. Journal of Cancer Education, 20(2), 67-69.
- Blehar, M. C. (2003). Public health context of women's mental health research. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 26(3),781-799.
- Meinert, J. A., Blehar, M. C., Peindl, K. S., Neal-Barnett, A., & Wisner, K. L. (2003). Bridging the gap: Steps toward recruitment of African-American women into mental health research. Academic Psychiatry, 27(1),21-28.
- Blehar, M. C., & Keita, G. P. (2003). Women and depression: A millenial perspective. Journal of Affective Disorders, 74(1),1-4.
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