Angela Keyes, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Associate Director, Tulane Mental Health Consultation Services; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Department of Psychiatry
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School of Medicine
Angela Keyes PhD

Education & Affiliations

Xavier University of Louisiana: 1993 B.S.
University of New Orleans: 2002 M.S.
University of New Orleans: 2004 Ph.D.
Tulane University School of Medicine: 2005 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Infant Mental Health


Years at Tulane:
Since 2002

Dr. Keyes's major academic interest has been in the area of infant and early childhood mental health consultation. She co-directs an infant and early childhood mental health consultation program for early childhood education providers throughout the state. She has a strong interest and background in multicultural issues, particularly around supporting mental health professionals in recognizing how clients' differences (e.g., race, culture, socioeconomic status, gender, spirituality) impact the therapeutic relationship and the development of a culturally humble approach to working with diverse clients.  Dr. Keyes's research interests include quality of care and its effects on children’s development, positive discipline, and diversity, equity and inclusion.


Presentations Given:

  • Trigg, A. B., Keyes, A. W., Plessy, K., Samaha, H., & Black, C. (July, 2021). What to expect when you’re receiving mental health consultation. Presented at the Jefferson Parish Community Action Program Head Start professional development seminar, Kenner, LA.
  • Keyes, A., Townsend, C., Hunnycutt, J., & Roland, C. (May, 2021). Mental health and wellness lunch and learn. Presented to employees of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans.
  • Keyes, A. W. (May, 2021). Walking the walk: Cultural humility in work with children and families. Presented to the Oklahoma Children’s Behavioral Health Conference via Zoom.
  • Trigg, A. B. & Keyes, A. W. (May, 2021). Supporting young children and understanding their behavior. Webinar presented to Louisiana Department of Education early childhood professionals.
  • Keyes, A. W. (April, 2021). Teacher, teacher what do you see: Exploring unconscious bias in the classroom. Webinar presented to Louisiana Department of Education early childhood professionals.
  • Osofsky, J. D., Trigg, A. B., Keyes, A., Dickson, A., & Mamon, L. (February, 2021). Supporting young children and families using telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented as Zero to Three webinar.
  • Trigg, A. B. & Keyes, A. W. (January, 2021). Tulane mental health consultation services: Supporting educators, children and families. Webinar presented to Louisiana Department of Education early childhood lead agencies.


Vaughn, K. M., Keyes, A. W., & Trigg, A. (2022). Supporting post-pandemic preschool social-emotional development. In M. Haoucha (Ed.), Policies and procedures for the implementation of safe and healthy educational environments: Post COVID-19 perspectives (pp. 22-38). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Keyes, A. W. & Love, R. (2020).  The social and emotional health of young children. In M. Gleason & A. Trigg (Eds.), Managing behavioral issues in child care and schools (pp. 5-18). Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Trigg, A. B., & Keyes, A. W. (2019). Infant mental health in early care and education. In C. Zeanah (Ed.), Handbook of Infant Mental Health, Fourth Edition (pp. 599-609). New York: The Guilford Press.

Vaughn, K. V., Boothe, A. B., & Keyes, A. W. (2015). Reflective supervision as a key support for counselors. Louisiana Journal of Counseling, XXII, 33-41.

Keyes, A. W., Smyke, A. T., Middleton, M., & Black, C. L. (2015). Parenting African-American children in the context of racism. Zero to Three, 35(4), 27-34.

Heller, S. S., Rice, J., Boothe, A., Sidell, M., Vaughn, K., Keyes, A. W., & Nagle, G. A. (2012). Social-emotional development, school readiness, teacher-child interactions, and classroom environment. Early Education and Development, 23(6), 919-944.

Heller, S.S., Boothe, A. Keyes, A., & Mailk, N. (2011). Infant mental health consultation in early childhood classrooms. In S.J. Summers & R. Chazan-Cohen (Eds.), Understanding early childhood mental health: A practical guide for professionals (pp. 179-198). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co.

Heller, S.S., Boothe, A., Keyes, A., Nagle, G., Sidell, M., and Rice, J. (2011). Implementation of a mental health consultation model and its impact on early childhood teachers' efficacy and competence. Infant Mental Health Journal, 32(2), 143-164.

View more of Dr. Keyes' publications at PubMed.