Welcome to the

Child Study Center

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

Caring for children who have mental health and development disorders requires a team approach that meets children where they are—emotionally, behaviorally, and physically.

VIDEO: The Child Study Center team finds solutions for children and families who are coping with emotional or behavioral challenges.

At the Child Study Center, our diverse team of psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, social workers, developmental pediatricians, nurse practitioners and other mental health professionals are leaders in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. Our knowledge and skill ensure that your child receives evidence-based care aimed at improving your child and family’s quality of life.

As part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, we care for children and their families on an outpatient basis through our specialized programs. Sometimes a mental health issue appears or is heightened during a hospital stay, and our team is available to provide inpatient psychiatric care and support for the whole family.

Dr. Rebecca Berry with Patient

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

Conditions We Treat

We treat mental health conditions that affect children, from infancy through to adulthood. They include the following:

Our physicians also have expertise in using state-of-the-art, evidence-based medication to treat many childhood psychiatric disorders. When used properly, pharmacological treatment can provide major relief from conditions such as anxiety and ADHD.

Research and Education

The Child Study Center is part of NYU Langone’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, which is one of only two independent child and adolescent psychiatry departments within an academic medical center in the nation. The department provides clinical care for children and adolescents at the Child Study Center, as well as at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center, and other locations.

Our scientific research programs span basic, clinical, systems, and population science to study the causes, course, identification, and treatment of mental health and developmental challenges from birth through young adulthood.

We are also committed to developing and using innovative technologies to care for and engage with families across the globe. Our goal is to advance the science of child development and mental health through telepsychiatry, digital health apps, and cutting-edge data analytical tools.

Our education program trains and inspires the next generation of child and adolescent psychiatry residents and fellows, scientists, child psychologists, undergraduates, medical and nursing students, postdoctoral fellows, interns, and social work candidates. We also host frequent community-based trainings, webinars, and workshops for parents and healthcare and educational professionals.

More About Our Child Study Center

More About Our Child Study Center

Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone

Our pediatric experts provide the best care possible for children with conditions ranging from minor illnesses to complex, more serious conditions.

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Our Team

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

Meet Our Doctors

Our Leadership

  • Helen L. Egger at Child Study Center
    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.

  • Jennifer Havens at Child Study Center
    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 NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue and the Administration for Children’s Services Children’s Center.

  • Glenn S. Hirsch at Child Study Center
    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.

  • 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.

  • Jess P. Shatkin at Child Study Center
    Vice Chair for Education | Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

    Dr. Shatkin directs one of the largest residency training programs in child and adolescent psychiatry in the country.

Plan Your Visit

Child Study Center

Child Study Center

One Park Avenue
7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Child Study Center—Long Island

Child Study Center—Long Island

1991 Marcus Avenue
Suite 104
Lake Success, NY 11042

Child Study Center—New Jersey

Child Study Center—New Jersey

411 Hackensack Avenue
7th Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601