• Research Faculty

  • A photo of Michael Sorter.

    Michael T. Sorter, MD Director, Division of Child and Adolescent 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.


    A photo of Richard Gilman.

    Richard C. Gilman, PhD Psychologist, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    is a licensed psychologist who conducts research on risk and resiliency factors in physical and mental health. His work focuses on how environmental factors such as schools, families, and peers, play an important role in psychological and social functioning.


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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 Emily Harris.

    Emily Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP Psychiatrist, Division of Psychiatry

    is a general pediatrician within the primary care centers associated with the Division of General and Community Pediatrics. She also works as a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the College Hill outpatient campus. Her interests include working toward integration of mental health into primary care practice.

    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 Daniel Medeiros Almeida.

    Daniel Medeiros Almeida, MD Attending Psychiatrist, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    investigates long-chain omega-3 fatty acid (omega-3) levels and cognitive functions, primarily declarative memory, in adolescents with depressive disorders. The goal of this research is to target modifiable risk factors for poor academic outcomes in this population. The role of omega-3 fatty acids in neuronal differentiation, synaptogenesis and synaptic function has been gaining increasing scientific interest.


    A photo of Ernest Pedapati.

    Ernest Pedapati, MD, MS, FAAP

    is the director of the Cincinnati Children's Interventional Psychiatry Research Laboratory which is a non-surgical brain stimulation research program investigating childhood neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. This laboratory represents an expansion of the well-established child neurology Gilbert TMS Lab.
    Visit the Gilbert / Wu / Pedapati Lab.


    A photo of Suzanne Sampang.

    Suzanne J. Sampang, MD Director of Residency Training, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


    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.