Allison B. Boothe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Allison B. Boothe, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. She is an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine and is the director of the Louisiana Quality Start Mental Health Consultation to Childcare Centers Program. Allison co-developed the Louisiana Quality Start early childhood mental health consultation model (ECMHC), which focuses on supporting young children’s social-emotional development in the context of child care centers. As director of the ECMHC program, Allison supervises mental health consultants across the state and provides on-going training and support. She is currently working on expanding this ECMHC model to kindergarten and first grade programs in New Orleans charter schools. Allison is a member of the steering committee for the Bridge to Quality Project of the Greater New Orleans Child Care Rebuild Collaborative. Her research interests include the impact of mental health consultation on child care quality, school readiness, clinical interventions, and identity development.