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Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD, New President Elect of AACAP

Congratulations to Gabrielle Carlson, MD, who assumed the role of President Elect of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). Her term as President Elect commenced on November 1, 2017. Dr. Carlson is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist at Stony Brook Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. She founded and directed the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry until 2013. She has written over 280 papers and chapters on her specialty, mood disorders in children and adolescents. Dr. Carlson received her training at Cornell University Medical College, Washington University School of Medicine, the National Institute of Health and her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.

Clinically, Dr. Carlson is a tireless advocate on behalf of mental health services for young people and a leader in local mental health services. She works closely with Eastern and Western Suffolk BOCES, school districts and mental health agencies.

Dr. Carlson is the recipient of numerous awards including the American Psychiatric Association’s Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Prevention and its Blanche F. Ittleson Award for research in child and adolescent psychiatry, the New York Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Hulse Award, and the American Psychopathology Association’s Joseph Zubin Award and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s (AACAP) Virginia Q Anthony award for woman leadership. She has served as President of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology and chaired the AACAP's Program Committee. A tireless advocate on behalf of mental health services for young people and a leader in local mental health services. She works closely with Eastern and Western Suffolk BOCES, school districts and mental health agencies.