He is also a Senior Scientist at the RAND Corporation, and the National Director of the Health and Aging Policy Fellowship (supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation, West Health Policy Institute and Atlantic Philanthropies). Among multiple other national/international committee positions, he is the Co-Chair of the National Quality Forum Standing Committee on Behavioural Health and the World Health Organization’s ICD-11 Committee on Quality and Patient Safety.
Harold had previously held Vice-Chair positions at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh and of the Task Force on DSM-IV. Dr Pincus has also contributed to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), by having held positions of the Deputy Medical Director and the Founding Director of the Office of Research at the APA. Earlier, he was also the Director of the RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute, Special Assistant to the director of the National Institute of Mental Health, served as the Clinical Scholar at the White House and congressional staff, and directed national programs for the Robert Wood Johnson and MacArthur Foundations.
Previously, he was the Director of the RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute and the Executive Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, the Deputy Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the Founding Director of the APA’s Office of Research. Dr Pincus was also the Special Assistant to the director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and served on the White House and congressional staff as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar.
Dr Pincus has been appointed to the editorial boards of 12 scientific journals and published more than 500 scientific publications in health services research, science policy, research career development, quality of care and diagnosis, classification, and treatment of mental disorders. He had led research and research training programs totalling over $250 Million in external funding.