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Neil W. Boris, MD

Current Positions:
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology,
Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
Co-clinical director Early Childhood Support and Services (ECSS)

Education:
Grinnell College, 1980-1984: B.A.(Biology)
Honors: Partial Academic Scholarship (1980-1981)
Tufts University School of Medicine, 1984-1988: M.D.
Honors: Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society.

Training:
Combined Residency in Pediatrics and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Brown University affiliated hospitals, 1988-1993

Years at Tulane:
Since 1998.

Research Interests:
My primary interest is in developmental psychopathology and clinical intervention for preschool-aged children. I’ve had the pleasure of working on several grants. In Louisiana, for example, I’ve worked with multidisciplinary teams studying the impact of nurse home visiting on young, first time mothers and their infants. I’ve also studied how parenting education programs stack up against more intensive parenting therapy in helping young mothers manage their preschool-aged children. Internationally, I’ve studied mentoring interventions for orphaned youth who care for younger children in Rwanda and community-support programs for orphaned children in rural Malawi.

Selected Publications:
Boris, N. W., Zeanah, C. H. and the Work Group for Quality Issues of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. (2005) Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of reactive attachment disorder, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 44, 1206-19.

Boris, N. W., Larrieu, J., Zeannah, P .D., Nagle, G. A., Steier, A., McNeill, P. The process and promise of mental health augmentation of nurse home-visiting programs: Data from the Louisiana Nurse-Family Partnership, Infant Mental Health Journal (Special Issue), 27, 26-40, 2006

Boris, N.W., Brown, L. A., Thurman, T. R., Rice, J. A., Snider. L. M., Ntaginira, J., Nyirazinyoye, L. Depressive symptoms among youth heads-of-household in Rwanda: Correlates and implications for intervention, Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 162:836-43, 2008

Phone: (504) 988-5405
Fax: (504) 988-4264
nboris@tulane.edu

Neil Boris, MD

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000 website@tulane.edu