Cristiane S. Duarte
Dr. Duarte is the Ruane Professor Ruane Professor for the Implementation of Science for Child & Adolescent Mental Health in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI). Dr. Duarte is an expert on development of mental disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults with special emphasis on racially and ethnically minoritized youth. Her research has a strong focus on intergenerational processes that may lead to psychiatric disorders. Through the use state-of-the art sampling, recruitment, and culturally appropriate assessment methodologies, she generates population-based knowledge of relevance to diverse, often underserved and understudied populations. This work is described in more than one hundred publications in high impact journals in the fields of psychiatry and psychology. She is the Director of the Center for Intergenerational Psychiatry and leads the Boricua Youth Study, which studies how mental disorders develop from childhood to young adulthood among Puerto Rican families. She is committed to mentoring students, fellows and junior faculty, with special interest and experience in supporting trainees from low and middle income countries and from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in science.