Mary Margaret Gleason, MD, FAPP

Current Positions:
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Training Director, Tulane Triple Board and Child Psychiatry

Education and Training:
1989-1993 Amherst College
1994-1998 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
1998-2003 Resdency in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University
2003-2005 Infant Psychiatry Fellowship, Tulane University School of Medicine

Years at Tulane:
Since 2003

Dr. Gleason is a pediatrician and child and adolescent psychiatrist serves as the director for Tulane Infant Mental Health Services.She is interested in the clinical care of high risk young children and their families. In her academic work, Dr. Gleason is interested in early identification of childhood mental health disorders, early childhood mental health disorders in high risk children, especially reactive attachment disorder, and the factors that shape treatment decisions by families and providers. She has developed a screening tool to identify young children at risk for mental health concerns (Early Childhood Screening Assessment), that has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.She has also coordinated an effort to define the evidence base related to preschool medications and to develop evidence-informed treatment algorithms to guide responsible treatment decisions. In addition to other leadership positions in child psychiatry, she serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Early Brain and Child Development Leadership Workgroup, with colleagues, she received the 2011 Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement and is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Selected Publications :
Shonkoff JP, Garner AS, AAP Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption, and Dependent Care (MM Gleason, member) and Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Siegel BS, Dobbins MI, Earls MF, McGuinn L, Pascoe J, Wood DL (2012), The Lifelong Effects of Early Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress(Technical Report). Pediatrics 129: e232-e246

Gleason MM, Zamfirescu A, Egger HL, Nelson CA, Fox NA, Zeanah CH (2011), Epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in very young children in a Romanian pediatric setting. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 10: 527-535

Gleason MM, Fox NA, Smyke AT, Egger HL, Drury SS, Nelson CA, Gregas M, Zeanah CH (2011), The validity of evidence-derived criteria for reactive attachment disorder:indiscriminately social/disinhibited and emotionally withdrawn/inhibited types. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 50 (3):216-23

Gleason, M.M., Egger, H.L., Emslie, G.J., Greenhill, L.L., Kowatch, R.A., Lieberman, A.F., Luby, J.L., Owens, J.A., Scahill, L., Scheeringa, M.S., Stafford, B., Wise, B.K., & Zeanah, C.H. (2007) Psychopharmacological treatment for very young children: Contexts and guidelines. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46: 1532-1572.

Gleason, M.M., Fritz, G.K. (2009) The Triple Board Program: Innovative Training in Pediatrics, General Psychiatry, and Child Psychiatry. Academic Psychiatry

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Mary Margaret Gleason

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000