Anna T. Smyke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Anna T. Smyke, Ph.D., a developmental psychologist, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Tulane University School of Medicine. She is the Coordinator of the Foster Care Team which provides developmental and behavioral evaluation and treatment of very young foster children followed by the Tulane Infant Team. In addition, she is the co-director of the Tulane Parenting Education Program, established in March 2013, which provides parenting interventions for child-protection referred families. Dr. Smyke has worked on the Bucharest Early Intervention Project (BEIP). The BEIP examined the effects of institutionalization on children’s development and whether placing previously institutionalized children into foster homes can repair some of the behavioral, social-emotional, and cognitive difficulties associated with institutionalization. Dr. Smyke’s interests include  attachment disorders and disturbances, effects of maltreatment on young children, and efforts to ameliorate high-risk parenting.