Charles H. Zeanah Jr., MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Tulane University School of Medicine

Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., MD, is the Mary Peters Sellars Polchow Chair of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Tulane University School of Medicine and Director of the Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.

Dr. Zeanah is widely recognized for his leadership in the field of infant mental health. He has had a focus on early childhood psychopathology and the factors important in helping children recover from serious adversity. He has advocated for a more developmentally informed approach to foster care for young children, asserting that foster care in early childhood should be considered a different intervention than foster care for older children and adolescents.

Special Guest Discussant

Track 6: Approaching IECMH Diagnosis and Diagnostic Systems from a Multicultural Social Justice Perspective