About Child and Family Mental Health and Developmental Neuroscience

About Child and Family Mental Health and Developmental Neuroscience

The Division of Child and Family Mental Health and Developmental Neuroscience in the Duke University School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is home to more than 100 clinical, research, and teaching faculty. We are dedicated to supporting the well-being of children, adolescents, young adults, and families. This commitment is reflected across our clinical, research, and educational initiatives:

Clinical services including individual, family, and group therapy, medical consultation, and medication management. The Duke Children’s Evaluation Center (DCEC) is the primary portal for new appointments.

Research centers in areas such as anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, developmental epidemiology, eating disorders, mood disorders, suicide prevention, substance use, and trauma. 

Educational opportunities including graduate clinical training; postdoctoral fellowships; child psychiatry fellowships; psychology internships; residency rotations. 

Our Division is committed to creating a unified continuum of care for our community's children and their families, as they grow from infancy to adulthood. The central goals of our Integrated Pediatric Mental Health (IPMH) initiative are to streamline access to care within the Duke system, and to work closely with Duke and community partners to address systemic challenges, provide support and share information. Our vision is to help Durham become a national model for effective and collaborative pediatric mental health care.

If you have questions please contact Kendra Rosa, Division Adminstrator. 

Division Leadership

Nicole Heilbron, PhD

Co-Chief, Division of Child and Family Mental Health & Developmental Neuroscience
Vice Chair, Integrated Pediatric Mental Health

Director, Integrated Pediatric Mental Health Clinical Practice Unit
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Gary Maslow, MD

Co-Chief, Division of Child and Family Mental Health & Developmental Neuroscience
Medical Director, Integrated Pediatric Mental Health Clinical Practice Unit
Training Director, Duke Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics

Kendra Rosa

Division Administrator
Division of Child and Family Mental Health & Developmental Neuroscience