President and Chief Executive Officer
John W. Newcomer, M.D. is President and CEO of Thriving Mind South Florida, the non-profit organization that oversees safety net mental health and substance use treatment services for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, with funding of over $135 million per year from Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF), as well as other federal, state, local and private sources. Dr. Newcomer is a board-certified psychiatrist with over 30 years of inpatient and outpatient experience delivering evidence-based and measurement-based practices. During two decades at Washington University in St. Louis, he became the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Medicine and served in leadership roles for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded General Clinical Research Center, the Clinical Translational Science Award and the Center for Clinical Studies, and he remains Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University. He also previously served as Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and as Executive Vice Dean for the College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. In 2014 he was named to the Thomson Reuters List of Highly Cited Researchers. In the public sector, he was consecutively appointed by Governors from both parties to serve as Chair for the Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board for the State of Missouri for 13 years, providing oversight for $1.2 billion per year in drug expenditures.
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