Retired Col. Paul T. Bartone, PhD, is a consultant for
Operation: SAFETY. He serves currently as senior research fellow at
the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense
University. Bartone has taught strategic leadership at the
Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense
University, and at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, where he
also served as director of the West Point Leader Development
Research Center. As a U.S. Army research psychologist, Bartone also
served as the consultant to the surgeon general for research
psychology, and as the assistant corps chief for Medical Allied
Sciences. He is
a past-president of the American Psychological Association’s Division 19, Society for Military Psychology, a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and a charter member of the Association for Psychological Science.
Bartone’s research has focused on understanding and
measuring resilient or “hardy” responding to stress,
identifying underlying biomarkers for resilience,
and applying this knowledge to improve selection, training and leader development programs. He holds a Top Secret security clearance.
Jack R. Cornelius, MD, MPH, is a consultant for Operation: SAFETY. He is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh and has been a faculty member at the Veterans Administration (VA) Pittsburgh Healthcare System for the last 10 years. Additionally, he has served as the director of the VA Comorbidity Clinic and as a faculty member of the VA MIRECC Comorbidity center grant. Previously, he was the medical director of a 28-bed dual-diagnosis addiction psychiatry inpatient unit for 10 years. He has more than 25 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of adults and adolescents. Cornelius has been the principal investigator on a number of federally funded grants.
Stephen Maisto, PhD, is a consultant for Operation: SAFETY. He
is a professor in the Department of Psychology, Syracuse
University, and acting executive director of Veterans Integrated
Service Network (VISN) 2’s Center for Integrated Healthcare.
Maisto has more than 30 years of research and clinical
His current research program involves projects in the areas of clinical course and relapse of AUDs in adults and adolescents, treatment process and outcome, and the integration of the treatment of behavioral health problems in the primary care setting.