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Bennett L. Leventhal, MD
Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York University
Dr. Leventhal is an internationally renowned psychiatrist who has held academic appointments at the nation’s leading medical schools and leadership positions for state and federal commissions as well as national psychiatric and medical societies. Dr. Leventhal has been a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners for over a decade and was instrumental in redesigning the USMLE, the national medical licensing exam. In 2008 he received the George Tarjan Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Leventhal was the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Emeritus at the University of Chicago, where he worked for more than 25 years and also provided leadership as interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry for eight of those years. During his tenure as Chair he facilitated the expansion of the clinical and research programs of the Department. Immediately prior to joining the NYU Child Study Center, Dr. Leventhal was a tenured professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he served as Director of the Center for Child Mental Health and Developmental Neurosciences. He was also co-investigator of the University’s Center of Excellence on Autism and co-directed the Illinois Statewide Autism Program.
Recent and Noteworthy Publications
le Grange D, Crosby RD, Rathouz PJ, Leventhal BL. A randomized controlled comparison of family-based treatment and supportive psychotherapy for adolescent bulimia nervosa. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007 Sep;64(9):1049-56.
Corsello C, Hus V, Pickles A, Risi S, Cook EH Jr, Leventhal BL, Lord C. Between a ROC and a hard place: decision making and making decisions about using the SCQ. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2007 Sep;48(9):932-40.
Cross S, Kim SJ, Weiss LA, Delahanty RJ, Sutcliffe JS, Leventhal BL, Cook EH Jr, Veenstra-Vanderweele J. Molecular genetics of the platelet serotonin system in first-degree relatives of patients with autism. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2008 Jan;33(2):353-60.
Kim YS, Koh YJ, Leventhal B. School bullying and suicidal risk in Korean middle school students. Pediatrics. 2005 Feb;115:357-363.
Kim YS, Leventhal BL, Koh YJ, Hubbard A, Boyce WT. School bullying and youth violence: causes or consequences of psychopathologic behavior? Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2006 Sep;63(9):1035-41.
Wakschlag LS, Leventhal BL, Pine DS, Pickett KE, Carter AS. Elucidating early mechanisms of developmental psychopathology: the case of prenatal smoking and disruptive behavior. Child Dev. 2006 Jul-Aug;77(4):893-906.
Vice-Chair, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Deputy Director of Research, NYU Child Study Center
Deputy Director, Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
Recently Completed Research