• Research Faculty

  • A photo of Michael Sorter.

    Michael T. Sorter, MD Director, Division of Psychiatry

    is a clinical and administrative psychiatrist whose career focus has been the expansion, improvement, and administration of clinical psychiatric services for children and families. In 2013, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is the largest pediatric hospital child psychiatric service in the country that offers a full continuum of care, including inpatient, residential, and partial hospital.


    A photo of Drew Barzman.

    Drew H. Barzman, MD Director, Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry Service

    and his child forensic research team developed the Brief Rating of Aggression by Children and Adolescents (BRACHA), a reliable instrument for predicting aggression and violence in the hospital. His team has also studied salivary biomarkers associated with future aggression by children. Currently, his team is combining fMRI, salivary biomarkers and the BRACHA to better predict pediatric aggression and violence. In addition, his child forensic team has developed one the largest databases on pediatric aggression and violence for analysis.


    A photo of Sergio Delgado.

    Sergio V. Delgado, MD Medical Director of Outpatient Services, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    is a clinical investigator who has clinical trial research programs in depression in the Division of Psychiatry.


    A photo of Craig Erickson.

    Craig A. Erickson, MD

    conducts translational research focused on targeted treatment development in autism spectrum disorders and fragile X syndrome.
    Visit the Erickson-Wink Lab.


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    Elana Harris, MD, PhD

    is a neuroscientist with basic and translational interest in the neurophysiological underpinnings of obsessive-compulsive disorder. She uses magnetoencephalography to examine the frequency of oscillations in various components of the circuitry that supports this condition. Predicting treatment outcome is another focus of the lab.


    A photo of Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus.

    Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, PhD Program Director, Reading and Literacy Discovery Center

    focuses on the role of executive functions in oral and written language in typically developing children and in children with a variety of reading disorders (dyslexia, ADHD, psychiatric disorders, Epilepsy, etc.). Using fMRI analysis methods, she characterizes the neural circuits related to executive functions, oral language and reading in children and examines the effect of different interventions on these neural circuits.

    Visit Dr. Horowitz-Kraus' lab website.


    A photo of Brian Kurtz.

    Brian P. Kurtz, MD Attending Psychiatrist, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    is the director of the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service at Cincinnati Children's. Prior to joining the faculty in 2011, he was the director of the Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.


    A photo of Logan Wink.

    Logan K. Wink, MD

    is an assistant professor for the UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience who specializes in autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities. Her clinical research include descriptive studies and drug trials in Angelman syndrome and autism spectrum disorders.
    Visit the Erickson/Wink Lab website.