Rachel G. Klein, Ph.D.

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Rachel G. Klein, Ph.D.

FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL

Professor of Psychiatry
Fascitelli Family Professor of Child Adolescent Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders
New York University Child Study Center

Dr. Klein has conducted research with children and adolescents for several decades. Her initial work, guided by a developmental model of schizophrenia, showed that poor social adjustment in early childhood was an important negative predictor of the lifelong course of adults with schizophrenia. Her studies of psychological and pharmacological treatments for anxiety disorders, depression, specific learning disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder have enhanced knowledge of effective treatments for children and adolescents. They have shown that the adult outcome of childhood brain and behavior disorders differs markedly; therefore efforts to curtail long-term liability must be tailored to specific aspects of development depending on the disorder.

Before joining NYU, Dr. Klein was a Professor at Columbia University and Director of Clinical Psychology at New York State Psychiatric Institute and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

NARSAD Grants: Distinguished Investigator 1995

Foundation Prizes: 2004 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research