John S. March, M.D., M.P.H.

John S. March, M.D., M.P.H.


Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Division of Neurosciences Medicine
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Duke University Medical Center

Dr. March’s life’s work is dedicated to determining how best to treat young people with a range of serious mental illnesses, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety and depression. Dr. March has been part of a group of people who have essentially built the current interventions evidence base over the last 20 years. He led and/or contributed to many large-scale, multiyear randomized clinical trials—such as MTA (Multimodal Treatment of ADHD), POTS (Pediatric OCD Treatment Study), CAMS (Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Study) and TADS (Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study)—that constitute a body of hard evidence showing the impact of different treatments and treatment combinations upon young people.

Dr. March received two B.A. degrees from the University of California, Riverside; an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley; and an M.D. and M.P.H. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

NARSAD Grants: Distinguished Investigator 2006