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Stony Brook Professor Elected to Governing Council of Child Psychiatry Organization
Dr. Gabrielle Carlson, a leading psychiatry clinician and scholar, called a “tireless advocate” for child and adolescent psychiatry
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Dr. Gabrielle Carlson

STONY BROOK, N.Y., August 12, 2014 – Gabrielle Carlson, MD, a Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Stony Brook Medicine, has been elected to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) governing Council. Dr. Carlson will serve a three-year term on the Council, which is the AACAP’s board of directors. Her term begins in October 2014.

The AACAP is a professional organization composed of more than 8,600 child and adolescent psychiatrists. Its mission is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through research, training, prevention, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.

Dr. Carlson is recognized nationally for her scholarly activities and advocacy on behalf of children and families. She is the Founder of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. In this position, she established a 10-bed in patient child psychiatry unit, an outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry service, and initiated a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

“Dr. Carlson is a tireless advocate for child and adolescent psychiatry and a star in our organization,” said Heidi Buttner Fordi, CAE, Executive Director of the AACAP. “Because of her national prominence and frequent requests to speak and consult in other child and adolescent psychiatry, she has a clear vision about the current and future state of our specialty.”

The author of more than 250 papers and book chapters and a co-author of two books, Dr. Carlson has been honored by the American Psychiatric Association, the New York Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychopathology Association. She has served as President of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology and for the past four years has been chair of the AACAP Program Committee.

Consistently ranked as the AACAP’s most requested speaker, Dr. Carlson is also responsible for the scientific content of the annual AACAP meeting.