James D. Churchill, Ph.D.
James D. Churchill joined the National Institute of Mental Health in August 2007. Dr. Churchill is currently serving as the Program Officer for Army STARRS after having managed the New Soldier Study component of the project for two years. Before joining the Army STARRS team, Dr. Churchill was the Director of Research Training and Career Development Programs for the Developmental Division of NIMH. Prior to the NIMH, Dr. Churchill was an Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University where he conducted research investigating the brain mechanisms of learning and memory. Dr. Churchill earned his Ph.D. at Indiana University where he studied brain structural and functional changes following nerve injury and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois where his research focus was on brain mechanisms of aging and Fragile X Syndrome. Dr. Churchill served in the United States Marine Corps for six years before pursuing his degrees.