Welcome to the

Child Study Center

We help transform the lives of children and their families through collaborative science, education, and practice.

The Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, offers a wide range of mental health services for children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Whether your child has been diagnosed with a psychiatric illness, a learning disorder, or you are concerned about how he or she is functioning at home, in school, or with friends, we can help.

Dr. Yamalis Diaz and Patient at the Child Study Center

Dr. Yamalis Diaz works with a patient at the Child Study Center.

We work with your child and family to develop personalized treatment plans for conditions such as anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, feeding and eating disorders, gender and sexuality issues, mood disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, selective mutism, sleep-related disorders, stress, trauma, bereavement, learning disorders, and tic and Tourette disorders. Our goal is to set your child on a course for a better future.

Our team includes experts in child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, social work, education, and academic achievement. We conduct scientific research into the origins of and best treatments for autism, ADHD, anxiety, and traumatic stress. We also have unique expertise in using medication to treat many childhood psychiatric disorders. When used properly, pharmacological treatment can provide major relief from conditions such as anxiety and ADHD.  

Over the past decade, our research has appeared in more than 400 medical and scientific journals, and has been presented at thousands of national and international scientific conferences. Our approach to research does not stop there—we measure success based on the capacity of these findings to benefit the lives of children and their families.

Dr. Rebecca Berry and Patient

Dr. Rebecca Berry greets a patient at the Child Study Center.

We’re also training the next generation of experts: Our child psychiatry residency program, psychology internship, and postdoctoral fellowship programs are some of the most sought after in the country. We have built eight innovation networks that share best practices and knowledge with other children’s mental healthcare professionals. The networks—which are based on our research and clinical care—focus on trauma, autism, juvenile justice, child welfare, and resilience. They support 340 childhood mental health programs in 28 states. 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our care management team at 646-754-5000 or email us at services@aboutourkids.org.

More About Our Child Study Center

Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone

Our medical team specializes in providing expert care for children that is also focused on supporting the needs of the entire family.

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Our Team

Our clinicians include experts in child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health, neurodevelopment, and neuroscience.

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Our Leadership

  • Helen L. Egger, MD
    Director, Child Study Center | Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

    Dr. Egger is chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has made many contributions to the field of childhood mental health. She focuses on preschool mental health and developmental epidemiology.

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  • Jennifer Havens, MD
    Vice Chair for Public Psychiatry | Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

    Dr. Havens oversees New York City’s most comprehensive continuum of mental health services for children and adolescents at the Bellevue Hospital Center and the ACS Children’s Center.

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  • Glenn S. Hirsch, MD
    Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs | Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

    Dr. Hirsch has more than 30 years of experience in treating children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders. He directs a clinical practice with more than 50 clinicians and 28,000 patient visits each year.

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  • Kimberly Eaton Hoagwood at Child Study Center

    Kimberly Eaton Hoagwood, PhD
    Vice Chair for Research

    Dr. Hoagwood is one of the nation’s leading implementation scientists in child mental health. Her focus is on child, adolescent, and family service outcomes; parent engagement and activation; policy contexts; and quality metrics.

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  • Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH
    Vice Chair for Education | Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

    Dr. Shatkin supervises a continuum of medical education programs within the department that include undergraduate college instruction, medical student education, child and adolescent psychiatry residency training, and faculty development and mentorship.

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Our Locations

Child Study Center

One Park Avenue
7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Child Study Center—Long Island

1991 Marcus Avenue
Suite 104
Lake Success, NY 11042

Child Study Center—New Jersey

411 Hackensack Avenue
7th Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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