J. Rebecca Weis, MD

Chief of Service, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Bellevue Hospital/NYU School of Medicine

J. Rebecca Weis, M.D. currently serves as the Chief of Service for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital and is a Clinical Associate Professor at NYU School of Medicine. In this role, she oversees a broad range of services for youth of all ages, including those seen in the departments ER, inpatient units, and outpatient services. Pertinent to this Zero-to-Three presentation, she has been involved in the 3-2-1IMPACT program since it’s launch at Bellevue in 2019. Due to her long-standing interest and experience in maternal and early childhood mental health, she has served as the co-facility lead for this project but has also been involved in direct provision of clinical care to mothers and dyads who are in prenatal and/or pediatric care at Bellevue.  Prior to her current role, Dr. Weis worked with ThriveNYC and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as Consulting Psychiatrist in Early Childhood Mental Health during 2016-2018 where she was involved with a variety of city-wide Thrive initiatives including those focused on establishing collaborative care programs in pediatrics in under-resourced areas across NYC as well as assisted with education and development efforts for the Early Childhood Mental Health Network as well as the Maternal Depression Learning Collaborative. She had built experience necessary to the role with Thrive through previous work at Bellevue/NYU, including as the Director of Early Childhood Mental Health starting in 2013. She worked on a variety of initiatives in that position which included expansion of early childhood therapy services in the child psychiatry clinic as well as collaborative care efforts in the pediatric medical clinic. She also collaborated extensively with the Women’s Mental Health team at Bellevue and provided psychiatric treatment to pregnant and parenting adolescents.  Dr. Weis completed Medical School at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 2000 and was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society while there. She moved to New York to complete her adult psychiatric residency at NYU/Bellevue before training at New York Presbyterian’s Cornell and Columbia medical centers in child and adolescent psychiatry. Aside from interests noted above, she is dedicated to public psychiatry and is the Co-Director of the NYU/NYC H+H Public Psychiatry Leadership Program. She participates in teaching at the undergraduate as well as postgraduate levels in the Child Psychiatry and Public Psychiatry Fellowship programs.