Mary Margaret Gleason, M.D., FAAP – a Pediatrician and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist serves as the director for Tulane Infant Mental Health Services. She is interested in the clinical care of high risk young children and their families. In her academic work, Dr. Gleason is interested in early identification of childhood mental health disorders, early childhood mental health disorders in high risk children, especially reactive attachment disorder, and the factors that shape treatment decisions by families and providers. She has developed a screening tool to identify young children at risk for mental health concerns (Early Childhood Screening Assessment), that has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has also coordinated an effort to define the evidence base related to preschool medications and to develop evidence-informed treatment algorithms to guide responsible treatment decisions. In addition to other leadership positions in child psychiatry, she serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Early Brain and Child Development Leadership Workgroup, With colleagues, she received the 2011 Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement and is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr Gleason was recently quoted in The New York Times for her work with The Early Childhood Supports and Services. Read here.