Affiliated Faculty

Paul T. Bartone, PhD

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

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

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 experience.
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.