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Klein, Rachel

Biographical Sketch:

Rachel G. Klein, Ph.D., is the Fascitelli Family Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and Director of the Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders at the NYU Child Study Center. Dr. Klein has been an active researcher in child psychiatry and was continuously funded by the NIMH-funded for several decades. Her research has spanned rigorous investigations of interventions in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Depression. Her longitudinal studies of childhood psychiatric disorders document specificity of outcome – results that point to the need for tailored approaches to prevention and long-term care.

Dr. Klein has been a leader in defining psychiatric diagnoses for the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM-III, DSM-III R, DSM-IV, DSM-IV) and is now a key contributor to the upcoming DSM-V revision, due in 2013. She has mentored many of the nation’s leading researchers in child and adolescent mental health, including Howard Abikoff, Ph.D., Laurie Brotman, Ph.D., and Daniel Pine, M.D. (Chief, Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience, NIMH).

Dr. Klein received her B.A. in comparative literature from the City College of New York and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Columbia University Teachers College. Prior to joining the NYU Child Study Center in 1999, Dr. Klein was a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University, and Director of Clinical Psychology at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Klein is the recipient of the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression's annual Joy and William Ruane Prize for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Merit Award. She has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Klein has authored over 200 articles and seven books.

Klein, Rachel
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Interview History:

Dates: Dec-98
Interviewer: D.Healy



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