Julianna Finelli, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

LAMHPP Medical Director
School of Medicine
Julianna Finelli, MD

Education & Affiliations

Johns Hopkins University, B.A. 2005, Psychology
Tulane University School of Medicine, M.D. 2012
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Residency in General Psychiatry 2012-2016
Tulane University School of Medicine, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2016-2018
Tulane University School of Medicine, Fellowship in Infant and Early Childhood Psychiatry 2018-2019


Dr. Finelli is board certified in general psychiatry and in child and adolescent psychiatry. Her academic and clinical interests focus on infant and early childhood mental health and perinatal psychiatry. She serves as medical director for the Louisiana Mental Health Perinatal Partnership (LAMHPP), and supervises residents, fellows, and medical students at the Tulane Infant Mental Health Services (TIMHS) at Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD).



Zeanah, C.H., Finelli, J., Gleason, M.M. (2019). Effective mental health treatment for children in foster care. Lancet Child and Adolescent Health 3(3): 136-137.

Finelli J., Zeanah C.H. (2019). Psychopathology in Children and their Caregivers Following America’s Hurricane Katrina. In Tyano S, Hoven C, Amsel L (Eds.), An International Perspective on Disasters and Children’s Mental Health. NY: Springer.        

Finelli J., Zeanah C.H., Smyke, A. (2019). Attachment disorders in early childhood. In CH Zeanah (Ed.) Handbook of Infant Mental Health. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Finelli J., Gleason M. (2019). Assessing for the Use of Medications in Young Children. In Frankel K, Harrison J, Njoroge W (Eds.), Clinical Guide to the Psychiatric Assessment of Infants and Young Children. NY: Springer.    

Sullivan, M., Finelli, J., Marvin, A., Garrett-Mayer, E., Bauman, M., Landa, R. (2007). Response to joint attention in toddlers at risk for autism spectrum disorder: A prospective study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 37(1):37-48.