Fellowship Program Grantees

ABOUT THE KLINGENSTEIN THIRD GENERATION FOUNDATION’S FELLOWS

The Foundation has selected its fellows from a highly competitive cohort of candidates. These awardees come from esteemed academic institutions across the country, and the vast majority continue to produce important research, win government and other grants, and publish their findings in widely read and respected publications. Many of our past fellows have become leaders in the field, breaking new ground in child and adolescent mental health, and mentoring other early career investigators to follow in their paths.

Grantees

Vitria Adisetiyo, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent ADHD

Mentors

  • Kevin M. Gray, M.D.
    Joseph A. Helpern, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Medical University of South Carolina

Project

  • Differential and Predictive Brain Biomarkers of ADHD with High Risk for Substance Use Disorders

Project Summary

Robert Althoff, M.D., Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent ADHD

Mentor

  • James Hudziak, M.D.

Institution

  • University of Vermont

Project

  • Epigenetic Factors Associated with ADHD

Project Summary

Anne B. Arnett, Ph.D.

Fellow in ADHD

Mentors

  • Mark Stein, Ph.D. A.B.P.P.
    Scott Murray, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of Washington

Project

  • Stability of Neurophysiological Biomarkers of ADHD

Project Summary

Lauren Asarnow, Ph.D.

Fellow In Access To Care

Mentors

  • Rachel Manber, Ph.D.
    Manpreet Singh, M.D., M.S.

Institution

  • Stanford University

Project

  • Improving Access to Care: Testing an Integrated Care Mobile Health Intervention to Improve Sleep and Mental Health in Adolescents

Project Summary

Randy P. Auerbach, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Diego A. Pizzagalli, Ph.D.

Institution

  • McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Project

  • Predicting Adolescent Major Depressive Disorder: A Multimodal Brain Imaging Approach

Project Summary

Anne-Claude Bedard, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent ADHD

Mentors

  • Jeffrey H. Newcorn. Ph.D.
    Kurt P. Schulz, Ph.D.
    Jeffrey M. Halperin, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Project

  • The Neural Correlates of Visual-Spatial Working Memory in Children and Adolescents with and without ADHD: An fMRI Study of Brain Activation

Project Summary

Emily Belleau, Ph.D.

Fellow In Depression

Mentor

  • Diego A. Pizzagalli, Ph.D.

Institution

  • McLean Hospital

Project

  • Neural underpinnings of acute stress and stress recovery in adolescent depression

Project Summary

Alexandra Bettis, Ph.D.

Fellow In Access To Care

Mentors

  • Margaret Benningfield, M.D.
    Autumn Kujawa, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Vanderbilt Medical School

Project

  • Mobile Health Intervention to Improve Access to Care After a Psychiatric Emergency Department Visit

Project Summary

Ryan Bogdan, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Joan Luby, M.D.

Institution

  • Washington University in St. Louis

Project

  • Biological Mechanisms Underlying the Link between Early Adversity and Depression

Project Summary

Katie L. Burkehouse, Ph.D.

Fellow In Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentors

  • K. Luan Phan, M.D.
    Bruce E. Compas, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of Illinois at Chicago

Project

  • Targeting Biomarkers of Risk among Offspring of Depressed Parents through Family Cognitive Behavioral Preventive Intervention

Project Summary

Anil Chacko, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent ADHD

Mentor

  • Jeffrey Newcorn, M.D.

Institution

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Project

  • Enhancing Interventions for Preschool Children with ADHD within the Context of Head Start

Project Summary

Kiki Chang, M.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Alan L. Reiss, M.D.

Institution

  • Stanford University School of Medicine

Project

  • Investigation of the Role of ADHD in Childhood Bipolar Disorder by Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

Brian Chu, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentors

  • John Abela, Ph.D.
    Theodore Petti, M.D.

Institution

  • Rutgers University

Project

  • The Function of Avoidance in Depressed Behavior and a Pilot of Transdiagnostic Behavioral Activation Therapy

Project Summary

Bowen Chung, M.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Bonnie Zima, M.D.

Institution

  • University of California Los Angeles

Project

  • Factors associated with psychotropic medication prescription in children and adolescents with depression and co-morbid disorders

Project Summary

Arin M. Connell, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Thomas J. Dishion, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of Oregon

Project

  • Development of an ecologically-based family intervention program for adolescent depression

Project Summary

Victoria E. Cosgrove, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentors

  • Kiki D. Chang, M.D.
    Amy West, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Stanford University

Project

  • Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Alter Stress-Induced Inflammatory Response in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder?

Project Summary

Maria Del Mar Sanchez, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Paul Plotsky, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GAP

Project

  • Molecular and Cellular Consequences of Adverse Early Experience in Primates: Focus on HPA and HPT Functions

Melissa P. DelBello, M.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Stephen M. Strakowski, M.D.

Institution

  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Project

  • The Neurochemistry and Treatment of Adolescent Bipolar Depression

Richard Dopp, M.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • John Greden, M.D.
    Cheryl King, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of Michigan

Project

  • Improving Patterns of Physical Activity and Sleep in Youth with Depression

Project Summary

Pamela K. Douglas-Gutman, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent ADHD

Mentor

  • Mark S. Cohen, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of California Los Angeles

Project

  • Data Mining and Interpretation of the ADHD 200 Data Set

Project Summary

Pamela K. Douglas-Gutman, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent ADHD

Mentor

  • Mark S. Cohen, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of California Los Angeles

Project

  • Data Mining and Interpretation of the ADHD 200 Data Set

Project Summary

Jennifer Dwyer, M.D., Ph.D.

Fellow In Depression

Mentors

  • Michael Bloch, M.D., M.S.
    Gerard Sanacora, M.D., Ph.D.

Institution

  • Yale University

Project

  • Ketamine for severe adolescent depression: intermediate-term safety and efficacy

Project Summary

Tiffany Farchione, M.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Boris Birmaher, M.D.

Institution

  • University of Pittsburgh

Project

  • Identifying Neurodevelopmental Correlates of Disease in Bipolar Disorder

Project Summary

Catherine Fassbender, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent ADHD

Mentors

  • Julie B. Schweitzer
    Cameron Carter, M.D.

Institution

  • University of California Davis Medical School

Project

  • Response Preparation, Alerting and Performance Monitoring Processes in ADHD Combined with Primarily Inattentive Subtypes

Project Summary

Adina Fischer, M.D., Ph.D.

Fellow in Depression

Mentors

  • Manpreet K. Singh, M.D., M.S.
    Alan Schatzberg, M.D.

Institution

  • Stanford University

Project

  • Investigating the neurobiological effects of cannabis in adolescent depression

Project Summary

Erika E. Forbes, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Ronald E. Dahl, M.D.

Institution

  • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Project

  • The Neurobiology of Positive Affect in Childhood Depression

Michael Gaffrey, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentors

  • Joan L. Luby, M.D.
    Deanna M. Barch, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Washington University in St. Louis

Project

  • Neural Circuitry of Preschool Onset Major Depressive Disorder

Project Summary

Amy Garrett, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Allan L. Reiss, M.D.

Institution

  • Stanford University School of Medicine

Project

  • Sustained neural responses to emotional stimuli in depressed adolescents with and without a history of trauma

Andrew J. Gerber, M.D., Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentors

  • Bradley S. Peterson, M.D.
    Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Columbia University

  • The New York State Psychiatric Institute

Project

  • The Use of a Brain-Based Biomarker in the Prevention and Treatment of Adolescents at Risk for Major Depression

Project Summary

Charles E. Glatt, M.D., Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Nelson B. Freimer, M.D.

Institution

  • University of California San Francisco

Project

  • Functional Characterization of Genes for Severe Bipolar Affective Disorder

Anne L. Glowinski, M.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentors

  • Andrew Heath, D.Phil.
    Richard Todd, M.D., Ph.D.

Institution

  • Washington University School of Medicine

Project

  • Depression in a Female Adolescent Twin Population

Leandra Godoy, Ph.D.

Fellow in Access To Care

Mentors

  • Adelaide Robb, M.D.
    Matthew Biel, M.D.

Institution

  • Children’s National Healthcare System

Project

  • Linking Primary Care to Community Based Mental Health Resources via Family Navigation Support

Project Summary

Gretchen Gudmundsen, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentors

  • Elizabeth McCauley, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
    Ann Vander Stoep, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of Washington School of Medicine

Project

  • Evaluating Coping and Stress Reactivity to Improve Behavioral Intervention for Adolescent Depression

Project Summary

Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel, M.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent ADHD

Mentor

  • Laura Mufson, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Columbia University

Project

  • Efficacy of Parent Involvement in the Treatment of Adolescent Depression

Project Summary

Danella M. Hafeman, M.D., Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentors

  • Tina R. Goldstein, Ph.D.
    J. David Creswell, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of Pittsburgh

Project

  • Mindfulness-Based Intervention to Target Mood Lability in Youth at Risk for Bipolar Disorder

Project Summary

Tiffany C. Ho, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Ian H. Gotlib, Ph.D.
    Manpreet K. Singh, M.D., M.S.

Institution

  • Stanford University

Project

  • Understanding the Course of Adolescent Depression: Cytokines, Glutamate, and Glutathione

Project Summary

Leslie A. Hulvershorn, M.D., M.Sc.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent ADHD

Mentors

  • Christopher K. McDougle, M.D.
    Anit Anand, M.D.

Institution

  • Indiana University School of Medicine

Project

  • The Impact of Methylphenidate Treatment on Emotion Regulation in ADHD: A Functional Connectivity Analysis

Project Summary

Kathryn L. Humphrey, Ph.D., Ed.M.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Ian H. Gotlib, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Stanford University

Project

  • Accelerated Cellular Aging as Mechanism Linking Early Adversity with Risk for Adolescent Depression

Project Summary

Rachel H. Jacobs, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Mani Pavuluri, M.D., Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of Illinois at Chicago

Project

  • Protecting Adolescents from Recurrent Depression by Targeting Rumination

Project Summary

Heather M. Joseph, D.O.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent ADHD

Mentors

  • Brooke Molina, Ph.D.
    Erik Thiessen, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of Pittsburgh

Project

  • Reaction time variability in Infants at risk for ADHD

Project Summary

Jessica Kalmar, M.D., Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Hilary Blumberg, M.D.

Institution

  • Yale University

Project

  • Developing Neurobehavioral Endophenotypes to Dissociate Pediatric Major Depressive and Bipolar Disorders

Project Summary

Desmond Kaplan, M.B., Ch.B.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Mark Riddle, M.D.

Institution

  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Project

  • Depression in Children and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy

Traci M. Kennedy, Ph.D.

Fellow in ADHD

Mentors

  • Brooke S.G. Molina, Ph.D.
    Sarah L. Pedersen, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of Pittsburgh

Project

  • Developing a Mobile-Health Intervention to Reduce Impairment in Young Adults with ADHD

Project Summary

Autumn Kujawa, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentors

  • James Waxmonsky, M.D.
    Koraly Perez-Edgar, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Penn State College of Medicine

Project

  • Neural Predictors of Response to Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Adolescent Depression

Project Summary

Agatha Lenartowicz, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentors

  • Sandra Loo, Ph.D.
    Mark S. Cohen, Ph.D.

Institution

  • UCLA Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

Project

  • Multimodal brain imaging of neural connectivity in ADHD

Project Summary

Oliver J. Lindhiem, Ph.D.

Fellow in Access To Care

Mentor

  • David Kolko, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of Pittsburgh

Project

  • Improving Access to Care via mHealth Technology

Project Summary

Deirdre Logan, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • William Beardslee, M.D.

Institution

  • Children’s Hospital Boston

Project

  • School functioning among adolescents with chronic pain disorders: Exploring the role of depression in the pain-disability relationship

Project Summary

Tiago Maia, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent ADHD

Mentor

  • Bradley Peterson, M.D.

Institution

  • Columbia University

Project

  • Integrated Neurocomputational Modeling and Functional Imaging of Children with ADHD

Project Summary

Dana McMakin, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentors

  • David Brent, M.D.
    Ron Dahl, M.D.
    Greg Siegle, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Project

  • Targeting Brain-Behavior Correlates of Positive Affect in Adolescent Depression

Project Summary

Nadine M. Melhem, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • David A. Brent, M.D.

Institution

  • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Project

  • Genetic Linkage Study of Suicidal

Jyoti Mishra, Ph.D.

Fellow In Child & Adolescent ADHD

Mentors

  • Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D.
    Keith McBurnett, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of California San Francisco

Project

  • A Novel Cognitive Brain Computer Interface (cBCI) for Attention Deficit Disorder

Project Summary

Judith K. Morgan, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentors

  • Erika Forbes, Ph.D.
    Jill Cyranowski, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of Pittsburgh

Project

  • Development of Adolescent Depression: Role of Mother-Child Concordance of Reward and Oxytocin Systems

Project Summary

Brady D. Nelson, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentors

  • Greg Hajcak, Ph.D.
    Daniel N. Klein, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Stony Brook University

Project

  • A Prospective Examination of Neural Emotional Reactivity and Risk for Depression

Project Summary

Emily Olfson, M.D., Ph.D.

Fellow In ADHD

Mentor

  • Thomas V. Fernandez, M.D.

Institution

  • Yale University

Project

  • Whole-Exome Sequencing Study of Parent-Child Trios with ADHD

Project Summary

Sarah Ordaz, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentors

  • Ian Gotlib, Ph.D.
    Manpreet Singh, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Stanford University

Project

  • Neural Functional Connectivity in Adolescent Depression: Mediating the Effects of Parental Warmth on Clinical Course

Project Summary

Lisa Pan, M.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • David Brent, M.D.

Institution

  • University of Pittsburgh

Project

  • Neural Circuitry Underlying Early-Onset Suicide Attempt

Project Summary

Jonathan Posner, M.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent ADHD

Mentor

  • Bradley Peterson, M.D.

Institution

  • Columbia University

Project

  • Inhibitory Control and Emotional Regulation: An fMRI Study of the Neural Heterogeneity of ADHD

Project Summary

Laura Richardson, M.D., M.P.H.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Elizabeth McCauley, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of Washington School of Medicine

Project

  • Management of Child and Adolescent Depression in Primary Care Settings

Stephanie Riolo, M.D., M.P.H.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • John F. Greden, M.D.

Institution

  • University of Michigan

Project

  • A Study of the Impact of Stigma and Self-Efficacy in Treatment Adherence Among Depressed Youth

Anjali Sankar, Ph.D.

Fellow in Depression

Mentor

  • Hilary P. Blumberg, M.D.

Institution

  • Yale University

Project

  • An early targeted psychobehavioral intervention for depressed adolescents at risk for bipolar disorder

Project Summary

Eyal Shemesh, M.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Jeffrey H. Newcorn, M.D.

Institution

  • Mount Sinai Medical Center

Project

  • Early Detection and Treatment of Depressive Disorders in Medically Ill Children

Margaret Sibley, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent ADHD

Mentors

  • William Pelham, Ph.D.
    Timothy Page, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Florida International University

Project

  • Optimizing Psychosocial Treatment Models for Adolescents with ADHD

Project Summary

Manpreet K. Singh, M.D., M.S.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Kiki Chang, M.D.

Institution

  • Stanford University

Project

  • Emotion Dysregulation in Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder

Project Summary

Adriane Soehner, Ph.D.

Fellow In Depression

Mentors

  • Mary L. Phillips, M.D., M.D. (Cantab)
    Daniel J. Buysse, M.D.

Institution

  • University of Pittsburgh

Project

  • Rapid-Acting Antidepressant Effects of Selective Slow Wave Sleep Deprivation in Depressed Youth

Project Summary

Hanna E. Stevens, M.D., Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent ADHD

Mentor

  • David Reiss, M.D.

Institution

  • Yale University School of Medicine

Project

  • Gene-environment interaction and ADHD: translation between rodent and human models of prenatal stress, genetic risk, and postnatal environment

Project Summary

Hanna E. Stevens, M.D., Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent ADHD

Mentor

  • David Reiss, M.D.

Institution

  • Yale University School of Medicine

Project

  • Gene-environment interaction and ADHD: translation between rodent and human models of prenatal stress, genetic risk, and postnatal environment

Project Summary

James E. Swain, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentors

  • Israel Liberzon, M.D.
    James F. Leckman, M.D.

Institution

  • University of Michigan

Project

  • Effects of Depression and Anxiety on the Functional Neuroanatomy of Adolescent Parenting and Child Development

Project Summary

Eva Szigethy, M.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • William Beardslee, M.D.

Institution

  • Children’s Hospital Boston

Project

  • Treatment of Major Depression in Adolescents with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis or Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Rongrong Tao, M.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • Graham Emslie, M.D.

Institution

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Project

  • An fMRI Study of Amygdala Activation at Pre- and Post-Fluoxetine Treatment among Adolescents with Major Depressive Disorder

Project Summary

Gregory Tau, M.D., Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent ADHD

Mentor

  • Bradley Peterson, M.D.

Institution

  • Columbia University

  • The New York State Psychiatric Institute

Project

  • An fMRI Study of Reward-Based Learning and Memory in Youth with ADHD and Cannabis Abuse

Project Summary

M. Pilar Trelles, M.D.

Fellow in Access to Care

Mentor

  • Alexander Kolevzon, M.D.

Institution

  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Project

  • Improving Access to Care for Minority Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder Using a Family Peer Advocate Model

Project Summary

Solay Unal, M.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • David A. Mrazek, M.D.

Institution

  • Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry & Psychology

Tamara Vanderwal, M.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent ADHD

Mentors

  • Linda C. Mayes, M.D.
    F. Xavier Castellanos, M.D.

Institution

  • Yale University

Project

  • The use of movies to assay brain network dynamics in ADHD

Project Summary

Rachel Vaughn-Coaxum, Ph.D.

Fellow In Depression

Mentors

  • Tina Goldstein, Ph.D.
    Alison Hipwell, Ph.D., Clin.Psy.D.

Institution

  • University of Pittsburgh

Project

  • Investigating the effects of childhood adversity on the engagement of depression treatment targets

Project Summary

Christopher Wall, M.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentors

  • Mark A. Frye, M.D.
    Shirlene Sampson, M.D.

Institution

  • Mayo Clinic

Project

  • An Open-Label Eight-Week Trial of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Depressed Adolescents: Mechanisms of Response

Project Summary

James Waxmonsky, M.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentor

  • William E. Pelham Jr., Ph.D.

Institution

  • The State University of New York at Buffalo

Project

  • The Impact of Depressive and Other Affective Symptomology on the Multimodal Treatment of Pediatric ADHD

Christian A. Webb Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentors

  • Diego A. Pizzagalli, Ph.D.
    Erika E. Forbes, Ph.D.

Institution

  • McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Project

  • Towards Reward-Related Biomarkers of Adolescent Depression Vulnerability

Project Summary

V. Robin Weersing, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child & Adolescent Depression

Mentors

  • David A. Brent, M.D.
    James F. Leckman, M.D.

Institution

  • Western Psychiatric Institute/Yale University

Project

  • Development and Dissemination of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescent Depression

Tony Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

Mentor

  • Gregory G. Brown, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of California, San Diego

Project

  • Investigation of Adolescent Dysthymic Disorder by Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)