Tulane University 1973 B.A.
Tulane University School of Medicine 1977 M.D.
University of Virginia School of Medicine 1978 Internship in Pediatrics
Duke University Medical Center 1980 Residency in General Psychiatry
Stanford University School of Medicine 1982 Residency in Child Psychiatry
Stanford University School of Medicine 1984 Research Fellow in Child Psychiatry
My major academic interest has been in the area of infant mental health and adverse early experiences. I conduct research on the effects of abuse, neglect, serious deprivation and exposure to violence on young children and on interventions designed to help them recover. I also have studied approaches to understanding and classifying disorders of early childhood, especially disorders of attachment and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Zeanah, C.H. & Sonuga-Barke, E. (2016). The effects of early trauma and deprivation on human development: From measuring cumulative risk to characterizing specific mechanisms. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56(10), 1099-1102.
Zeanah, C.H., Chesher, T. & Boris, N.W. and the AACAP Work Group on Quality Issues (2016). Practice parameters for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with reactive attachment disorder of infancy and early childhood and disinhibited social engagement disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 55, 990–1003.
Humphreys, K.L., Nelson, C.A., Fox, N.A. & Zeanah, C.H. (2017). Signs of reactive attachment disorder and disinhibited social engagement disorder at age 12 years: Effects of institutional care history and high-quality foster care. Development and Psychopathology, 29, 677–686.
MacKenzie, M.J., Bosk, E. & Zeanah, C.H. (2017). Separating families at the border—consequences for children’s health and well-being. New England Journal of Medicine, 376, 2314-2315.
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