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Our mission is to bridge the gap between the academic study of bipolar disorder and the bipolar patient population. Through research and collaboration, we strive to improve the lives of those affected by this disorder. We hope to empower and support patients to become more involved in their treatment teams. 


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Meet The Team

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Katrin I. Kutlucinar, MA, LGPC Founder & Director

Katrin I. Kutlucinar, MA, LGPC

is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor. She is also a research associate for the world-renowned researcher and neuropsychopharmacologist, Dr. Robert M. Post of the Bipolar Collaborative Network and professor of Clinical Psychiatry at George Washington University. Her current research focuses on bringing awareness of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (PBD) to clinicians to close the 5 to 10-year gap between the onset of the disorder to diagnosis and first treatment.
She is the founder and director of the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization “Research and Conversations About Bipolar Disorder.”
The mission of the non-profit is to bridge the gap between the academic study of bipolar disorder and the bipolar patient population, their family members, and clinicians, to help patients become more involved in their treatment teams, and to educate clinicians on the complexities of this disorder.

Katrin also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Medical Research and has published several peer-reviewed articles on Bipolar Disorder, the role of Astrocytes on depression, child growth patterns from the use of stimulant medications, and the effects of COVID-19 on mental health.

Kate is a sociologist by training and is interested in medical and mental health sociology. She has published in a wide variety of sub-disciplines in sociology, including papers about dating and social meme theory, gender and cancer, mental health, culturally relevant teaching, and the history of medical technology.

Her most recent publication appears in the journal London Journal of Humanities and Social Science. She owns a small consulting business that focuses on helping early-career scholars who are either finishing their dissertations and their
first publishing experience, or working with newly appointed assistant professors who are engaging in their first projects after their dissertation. She is the editor of a volume about medical technology and society.

She also was a contributor to an open-access textbook series for undergraduates and teaches sociology classes for undergraduates and graduate students ranging from Intro, to advanced courses in Mental Health sociology, gender, disability and classical and mid-century sociological theory. She attended a small liberal arts college in Portland, Oregon for her undergraduate degree, and did all her requirements for her PhD at Rutgers University in New Jersey and finished her dissertation at

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Dr. Kathryn Burrows, PhD
Director of Networking & Outreach 


Tess Brown


Lisa Rose


Kevin Nye


Alex Young

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