The Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Fellows

The Foundation has selected its fellows from a highly competitive cohort of candidates. These fellows come from esteemed medical institutions across the country, and the vast majority of them have continued in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology. They continue to produce important research, win government and other grants, and they publish their findings in widely read and respected publications.

It is the Foundation’s hope that over time, our Fellows become leaders in the field, that they address the pressing need for research about child and adolescent mental health, and that they encourage M.D. and Ph.D. students to follow in their paths.

2015

Vitria Adisetiyo, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child and Adolescent ADHD

Mentor: Kevin M. Gray, M.D.

Mentor: 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

Dr. Adisetiyo’s 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

Dr. Lindhiem’s Project Summary

Jyoti Mishra, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child and Adolescent ADHD

Mentor: Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D.

Mentor: Keith McBurnett, Ph.D.

Institution: University of California San Francisco

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

Dr. Mishra’s Project Summary

Brady D. Nelson, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child and Adolescent Depression

Mentor: Greg Hajcak, Ph.D.

Mentor: Daniel N. Klein, Ph.D.

Institution: Stony Brook University

Project: A Prospective Examination of Neural Emotional Reactivity and Risk for Depression

Dr. Nelson’s Project Summary

Christian A. Webb, Ph.D.

Fellow in Child and Adolescent Depression

Mentor: Diego A. Pizzagalli, Ph.D.

Mentor: Erika E. Forbes, Ph.D.

Institution: McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Project: Towards Reward-Related Biomarkers of Adolescent Depression Vulnerability

Dr. Webb’s Project Summary

2014

Fellow: Sarah Ordaz, Ph.D.

Mentor: Ian Gotlib, Ph.D.

Mentor: Manpreet Singh, M.D., M.S.

Institution: Stanford University

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

Dr. Ordaz's Project Summary

Fellow: Margaret Sibley, Ph.D.

Mentor: William Pelham, Ph.D.

Mentor: Timothy Page, Ph.D.

Institution: Florida International University

Project: Optimizing Psychosocial Treatment Models for Adolescents with ADHD

Dr. Sibley’s Project Summary

Fellow: Judith K. Morgan, Ph.D.

Mentor: Erika Forbes, Ph.D.

Mentor: Jill Cyranowski, Ph.D.

Institution: University of Pittsburgh

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

Dr. Morgan’s Project Summary

2013

Fellow: Randy P. Auerbach, Ph.D.

Mentor: Diego A. Pizzagalli, Ph.D.

Institution: McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

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

Dr. Auerbach's Project Summary

Fellow: Ryan Bogdan, Ph.D.

Mentor: Joan Luby, M.D.

Institution: Washington University in St. Louis

Project: Biological Mechanisms Underlying the Link between Early Adversity and Depression

Dr. Bogdan's Project Summary

Fellow: Pamela K. Douglas-Gutman, Ph.D.

Mentor: Mark S. Cohen, Ph.D.

Institution: University of California, Los Angeles

Project: Data Mining and Interpretation of the ADHD 200 Data Set

Dr. Douglas-Gutman's Project Summary

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

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

Dr. Steven's Project Summary

2012

Fellow: Rachel H. Jacobs, Ph.D.

Mentor: Mani Pavuluri, M.D., Ph.D.

Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago

Project: Protecting Adolescents from Recurrent Depression by Targeting Rumination

Dr. Jacobs' Project Summary

Fellow: Agatha Lenartowicz, Ph.D.

Mentor: Sandra Loo, Ph.D.

Mentor: Mark S. Cohen, Ph.D.

Institution: UCLA Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

Project: Multimodal brain imaging of neural connectivity in ADHD

Dr. Lenartowicz's Project Summary

2011

Fellow: Victoria E. Cosgrove. Ph.D.

Mentor: Kiki D. Chang, M.D.

Mentor: Amy West, Ph.D.

Institution: Stanford University School of Medicine

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

Dr. Cosgrove's Project Summary

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

Mentor: Bradley S. Peterson. M.D.

Mentor: 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

Dr. Gerber's Project Summary

Fellow: Gregory Tau, M.D. Ph.D.

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

Dr. Tau's Project Summary

Fellow: Christopher Wall, M.D.

Mentor: Mark A. Frye, M.D.

Mentor: 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

Dr. Wall's Project Summary

2010

Fellow: Anne-Claude Bedard, Ph.D.

Mentor: Jeffrey H. Newcorn M.D.

Mentor: Kurt P. Schulz, Ph.D.

Mentor: 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

Fellow: Michael Gaffrey, Ph.D.

Mentor: Joan L. Luby, M.D.

Mentor: Deanna M. Barch, Ph.D.

Institution: Washington University in St. Louis

Project: Neural Circuitry of Preschool Onset Major Depressive Disorder

Dr. Gaffrey's Project Summary

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

Mentor: Christopher J. McDougle, M.D.

Mentor: Amit Anand, M.D.

Institution: Indiana University School of Medicine

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

Dr. Hulvershorn's Project Summary

Fellow: Dana McMakin Ph.D.

Mentor: David Brent, M.D.

Mentor: Ron Dahl, M.D.

Mentor: Greg Siegle, Ph.D.

Institution: University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

Project: Targeting Brain-Behavior Correlates of Positive Affect in Adolescent Depression

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

Mentor: Dr. Israel Liberzon, M.D.

Mentor: Dr. 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.

Dr. Swain's Project Summary

2009

Fellow: Brian Chu, Ph.D.

Mentor: John Abela, Ph.D.

Mentor: Theodore Petti, M.D.

Institution: Rutgers University

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

Dr. Chu's Project Summary

Fellow: Gretchen Gudmundsen, Ph.D.

Mentor: Elizabeth McCauley, Ph.D., ABPP

Mentor: Ann Vander Stoep, Ph.D.

Institution: The University of Washington School of Medicine

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

Dr. Gudmundsen's Project Summary

Fellow: Jonathan Posner, M.D.

Mentor: Bradley Peterson, M.D.

Institution: Columbia University

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

Dr. Posner's Project Summary

Fellow: Fei Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Mentor: Hilary Blumberg, M.D.

Institute: Yale University School of Medicine

Project: The Neural Circuitry of Adolescent Major Depressive Disorder: A Multi-modality Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study

Dr. Wang's Project Summary

2008

Fellow: Catherine Fassbender, Ph.D.

Mentor: Julie B. Schweitzer, Ph.D., 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

Dr. Fassbender’s Project Summary

Fellow: Tiago Maia, Ph.D.

Mentor: Bradley Peterson, M.D.

Institution: Columbia University

Project: Integrated Neurocomputational Modeling and Functional Imaging of Children with ADHD

Dr. Maia’s Project Summary

Fellow: Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel, Ph.D.

Mentor: Laura Mufson, Ph.D.

Institution: Columbia University

Project: Efficacy of Parent Involvement in the Treatment of Adolescent Depression

Dr. Gunlicks-Stoessel’s Project Summary

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

Mentor: Kiki Chang, M.D.

Institution: Stanford University

Project: Emotion Dysregulation in Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Singh’s Project Summary

2007

Fellow: Robert Althoff, M.D., Ph.D.

Mentor: James Hudziak, M.D.

Institution: University of Vermont

Project: Epigenetic Factors Associated with ADHD

Dr. Althoff’s Project Summary

Fellow: Anil Chacko, Ph.D.

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

Dr. Chacko’s Project Summary

Fellow: Richard Dopp, M.D.

Mentors: Cheryl King, Ph.D., John Greden, M.D.

Institution: University of Michigan

Project: Improving Patterns of Physical Activity and Sleep in Youth with Depression

Dr. Dopp’s Project Summary

Fellow: Tiffany Farchione, M.D.

Mentor: Boris Birmaher, M.D.

Institution: University of Pittsburgh

Project: Identifying Neurodevelopmental Correlates of Disease in Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Farchione’s Project Summary

Fellow: Lisa Pan, M.D

Mentor: David Brent, M.D.

Institution: University of Pittsburgh

Project: Neural Circuitry Underlying Early-Onset Suicide Attempt

Dr. Pan’s Project Summary

2006

Fellow: Jessica Kalmar, Ph.D.

Mentor: Hilary Blumberg, M.D.

Institution: Yale University

Project: Developing Neurobehavioral Endophenotypes to Dissociate Pediatric Major Depressive and Bipolar Disorders

Dr. Kalmar’s Project Summary

Fellow: Rongrong Tao, M.D.

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

Dr. Tao’s Project Summary

2005

Fellow: Bowen Chung, M.D.

Mentor: Bonnie Zima, M.D.

Institution: UCLA

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

Dr. Chung’s Project Summary

Fellow: Arin M. Connell, Ph.D.

Mentor: Thomas J. Dishion, Ph.D.

Institution: University of Oregon

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

Dr. Connell’s Project Summary

Fellow: Deirdre Logan, Ph.D.

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

2004

Fellow: Nadine M. Melhem, MPH, Ph.D.

Mentor: David A. Brent, MD

Institution: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Project: Genetic Linkage Study of Suicidal

Fellow: Amy Garrett, Ph.D.

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

Fellow: Solay Unal, M.D.

Mentor: David A. Mrazek, M.D.

Institution: Mayo Clinic Dept. of Psychiatry and Psychology

Project: Brain Choline and Neurocognitive Functioning in Depressed Adolescents: In vivo detection of potential effects of fluoxetine therapy using MRI

2003

Fellow: Erika E. Forbes, Ph.D.

Mentor: Ronald E. Dahl, M.D.

Institution: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Project: The Neurobiology of Positive Affect in Childhood Depression

Fellow: James Waxmonsky, M.D.

Mentor: William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D.

Institution: The State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY)

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

Fellow: 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)

2002

Fellow: Fellow: Laura Richardson, M.D., MPH

Mentor: Elizabeth McCauley, Ph.D.

Institution: University of Washington School of Medicine

Project: Management of Child and Adolescent Depression in Primary Care Settings

Fellow:Stephanie Riolo, M.D., MPH

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

Fellow: V. Robin Weersing, Ph.D.

Mentors: David A. Brent, M.D. and James F. Leckman, M.D.

Institution: Western Psychiatric Institute/ Yale University

Project: Development and Dissemination of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescent Depression

2001

Fellow: Melissa P. DelBello, M.D.

Mentor: Stephen M. Strakowski, M.D.

Institution: University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Project: The Neurochemistry and Treatment of Adolescent Bipolar Depression

2000

Fellow: Kiki Chang, M.D.

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)

Fellow: Eva Szigethy, M.D.

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

Fellow: Eyal Shemesh, M.D.

Mentor: Jeffrey H. Newcorn, MD

Institution: The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Project: Early Detection and Treatment of Depressive Disorders in Medically Ill Children

1999

Fellow: Anne L. Glowinski, M.D.

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

Fellow: Maria del Mar Sanchez, Ph.D.

Mentor: Paul Plotsky, Ph.D.

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

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

1998

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

Mentor: Nelson B. Freimer, M.D.

Institution: University of California, San Francisco

Project: Functional Characterization of Genes for Severe Bipolar Affective Disorder

Fellow: Desmond Kaplan, M.B., Ch.B.

Mentor: Mark Riddle, M.D.

Institution: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Project: Depression in Children and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy