Susan Stone, JD, MD, joined the PRA Team as a Senior Project Associate in October 2012. Susan lives in the Austin, Texas area and has worked with the GAINS Center for many years. She will continue to work with the Criminal Justice division in a variety of capacities.

Dr. Stone is a licensed attorney, board-certified psychiatrist, board certified forensic psychiatrist. She maintains an active psychiatric practice, but spends most of her time doing public policy consultation.  Among other things, Dr. Stone is the Executive Coordinator of the Mental Health Task Forces in both Travis and Fayette Counties, expert for the US Department of Justice, and the lead consultant on the Texas Mental Health Code Project.

Dr. Stone graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, with Honors, with a Bachelor’s Degree in History.  She graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1985, and has been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 1986.  She graduated from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center Medical School in 1990, and went on to complete her psychiatric residency at that same institution, serving as Chief Administrative Resident in her final year.  She is the former Associate Medical Director and Director of Forensic Services at the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and former Ethics Advisor for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.