|School||University of California, San Diego|
|Address||9500 Gilman Drive #0949|
CA La Jolla 92093
|University of North Dakota||BS||Natural Sciences||1982|
|University of North Dakota||BA||Philosophy||1982|
|University of North Dakota||BA||Mathematics||1982|
|University of North Dakota||MD||School of Medicine||1986|
|Society for Neuroscience||2012||Society for Neuroscience Science Educator Award|
|American Psychiatric Association||2013||Blanche F. Ittleson Award for Research in Child Psychiatry|
|Brain and Behavior Research Foundation||2013||Ruane Prize for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research|
BiographyDr. Giedd completed his undergraduate medical education at the University of North Dakota Medical School in 1986, and entered the Residency Program at the Menninger School of Psychiatry in 1986. He transferred to the Barrow Neurological Institute in 1988, and completed his residency in Psychiatry in 1989. He was a postgraduate fellow in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program at Duke University School of Medicine from 1989 to 1991, and then accepted a position as Clinical Staff Fellow at the Child Psychiatry Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). He was promoted to Senior Staff Clinician at the NIMH in 1997, and he was named the Chief of the Brain Imaging Section in 2001; in 2010 he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Giedd is board certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1992), with added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry (1994), and by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Research InterestsDr. Giedd’s recent work has focused on how new insights from pediatric neuroscience can be used to optimize the environment for healthy brain development, particularly regarding education and the use of digital technologies that have transformed the way youth learn, play, and interact with each other. Over the past 23 years he has combined brain imaging, genetics, and behavioral analysis to explore the path and influences of brain development in health and illness. As one of the most highly cited neuroscientists of his generation, his over 200 scientific publications have had a transformative impact on medicine, psychology, education, judicial, and public policy. In addition to his numerous academic awards Dr. Giedd’s work has been prominently featured in the general media with cover stories in Time, National Geographic, and national newspapers as well as over 30 television documentaries. For his outreach to students of all ages and frequent talks to parents, teachers, mental health workers, legislators, and the general public, Dr. Giedd was honored as co-recipient of the 2012 Society for Neuroscience’s Science Educator Award.
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