Angela Keyes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Angela Keyes, Ph.D., an applied developmental psychologist, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Tulane University School of Medicine. For the past 8 years, Dr. Keyes has been involved in the development and implementation of Quality Start: Louisiana’s Child Care Rating System and served on the state Steering Committee. She is the Director of the Quality Start assessment team and is responsible for supervising the administration of the standardized observations tools that are used to evaluate quality in child care centers. Dr. Keyes has developed and facilitated trainings on the Environment Rating Scales and Classroom Assessment Scoring System for child care providers and other interested stakeholders.  She also conducts trainings in infant mental health and reflective supervision. Dr. Keyes helped to develop a model for mental health consultation to assist centers in fostering children’s social-emotional development, and serves as a reflective supervisor to mental health consultants across the state. Dr. Keyes facilitates courses for psychology and psychiatry trainees on cultural competence in clinical practice and parenting.  Her research interests include quality of child care and its effect on children’s development, school readiness, positive discipline, cultural competence and parenting