Adam I. Kaplin, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
Chief Psychiatric Consultant, Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis and Transverse Myelitis Centers
Dr. Kaplin is the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Montel Williams MS Foundation, a Medical Advisor to the Cody Unser First Step Foundation (CUFSF), the Transverse Myelitis Association (TMA), the Johns Hopkins Project RESTORE, and the Nancy Davis MS Foundation, and a member of National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) Suicide Prevention Task Group.
Dr. Kaplin is the inventor of JHU Ref.: C10587 “Psychometric Assessment Gained by Electronic Sampling (PAGES), a Technology, to Ascertain, Organize and Monitor Patient’s Self-assessment of Various Subjective Mental Phenomena, and is the inventor and co-developer of Mood24/7 (www.mood247.com). He is also the C.E.O. and President of Altammune, a startup biotechnology company specializing in developing aggressive new therapies to put Autoimmune Diseases into long-term remission.
Justin C. McArthur, M.B.B.S., MPH, F.A.A.N.
Director of the Department of Neurology
Professor of Neurology, Pathology, Medicine, and Epidemiology
Neurologist-in-chief, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Dr. Justin McArthur received his medical degree from Guys Hospital Medical School at the University of London. He then completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. McArthur stayed at Johns Hopkins to complete a second residency in Neurology and to achieve a masters degree in public health.
Now a Professor of Neurology, Pathology, Medicine and Epidemiology, Dr. McArthur has become nationally and internationally recognized for his work in the epidemiology and treatment of HIV infection, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological infections and immune-mediated neurological disorders. He has been instrumental in the design and conduct of numerous clinical trials for these disorders. With Jack Griffin, he also developed a clinically-validated technique to use cutaneous nerves to study sensory neuropathies, including those associated with chemotherapy, HIV infection, and diabetes mellitus. He was recipient of the Department of Medicine Osler Housestaff Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to Housestaff teaching for four years, and the JHU Professor’s Award for Distinction in Teaching in the Clinical Sciences
Dr. McArthur is currently the Director of the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins, and is also the Director of the Johns Hopkins/National Institute of Mental Health Research Center for Novel Therapeutics of HIV-associated Cognitive Disorders. The Center is comprised of an experienced interdisciplinary research team who have pooled their talents to study the nature of HIV-associated cognitive disorders. The aim is to translate discoveries of the pathophysiological mechanisms into novel therapeutics.