Paula D. Zeanah, PhD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Pediatrics (since 1998)
Co-Director of Pediatric-Psychiatry Liaison Service (since 1998)
Director, Louisiana Nurse Family Partnership, and Mental Health Consultant, LA Office of Public Health, Maternal Child Health
Faculty member, Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Interim Chief, Psychology Division, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology
Education and Training:
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 1992 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Brown University Clinical Psychology 1991-92 Internship in Clinical Psychology
Internship Consortium, Providence, RI Child/Pediatric Track
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 1979 M.S.N.
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 1975 B.S.N.
Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing, Atlanta, GA 1973 Diploma in Nursing
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 1975 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
I have worked with children and their families with significant medical and psychiatric issues, as well as healthy children and families, throughout my career as a pediatric nurse and clinical child psychologist. I provide direct services, clinical supervision, and training for the pediatric-psychiatry consultation-liaison program, which is a required component of the child psychiatry training and a core rotation for the child psychology internship program. In my work with the LA Office of Public Health, I provide overall clinical direction for the NFP program. I am also involved in program development, professional training, and other initiatives that involve mental health issues related to pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood, including perinatal depression, perinatal loss, mental health screening and consultation, and parent-infant assessment. My research interests include mental health issues in non-mental health settings, implementation issues in nurse home visiting, chronic illness in childhood, professional development, and sexual self-esteem. I have published numerous articles and chapters, and present frequently at local, state, national, and international professional meetings.
Zeanah, P. D. & Gleason, M. M. (in press). Infant mental health in pediatric primary caresettings. In C.H. Zeanah (Ed.), Handbook of Infant Mental Health (3 rd Edition), New York, Guilford Press.
Hinshaw-Fuselier, S., Larrieu, J., & Zeanah, P. D. (in press). Training in infant mental health. In C.H. Zeanah (Ed). Handbook of Infant Mental Health (3 rd Edition), New York, Guilford Press.
Zeanah, P. D., Gleason, M. M. & Zeanah, C. H. (2007). Infant mental health. Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development, Oxford, Elsevier Press.
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