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Kimberly Eaton Hoagwood, PhD, Named Cathy and Stephen Graham Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center

NYU Langone Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Kimberly Eaton Hoagwood, PhD, as the Cathy and Stephen Graham Professor and vice chair for research, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Hoagwood will lead the research efforts throughout NYU Langone's Child Study Center and Department, one of only two independent departments of child and adolescent psychiatry in the nation. With its internationally-recognized research expertise in the needs and development of young children from low income communities, pediatric neuroscience, trauma and resilience, anxiety, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the Department is poised to make significant strides in understanding the impact of psychiatric disorders on children and families, working towards prevention, better treatment and potential cures for childhood mental illness.

“Kimberly is the ideal person to lead our department’s research enterprise. She has an unparalleled track record of building world-class research programs. Her research focus on disseminating effective mental health interventions and services to the settings in which children and families typically receive care is a top priority of our department,” said Glenn Saxe, MD, director of the Child Study Center and chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. “Dr. Hoagwood’s focus on improving the service systems for families most in need is completely aligned with where our department is heading.”

Dr. Hoagwood joins NYU Langone from Columbia University, where since 2002 she held a joint position as Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry and as Research Scientist at New York State’s Office of Mental Health (OMH) specializing in child, adolescent and family services research. At NYU Langone she will continue her work with OMH, serving as a bridge between the medical center’s programs to benefit children and OMH’s research institutes and clinical facilities.

Dr. Hoagwood has collaborated with some of the most well-respected and established mental health interventionists and services researchers in the world and has worked with a diverse array of stakeholder groups – from family advocates to clinic directors to state policy leaders. She directs several centers funded by the Federal and New York State governments, has published more than 120 papers and books and is one of the country’s leading researchers of child mental health intervention and services. Her research targets service system, policy, and organizational and family contexts as a means of improving the reach and efficacy of services for children and families.

Dr. Hoagwood earned her undergraduate degree from American University, her master’s degree from Catholic University, and her doctorate degree in School Psychology from the University of Maryland.

The Child Study Center was founded in 1997 and has a mission of transforming the lives of children and families through collaborative science, education and practice.

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