Michael S. Scheeringa, M.D., M.P.H.

Venancio Antonio Wander Garcia IV, MD Chair in Psychiatry

Michael S. Scheeringa, M.D., M.P.H., a child and adolescent psychiatrist, the Remigio Gonzalez, MD Professor of Child Psychiatry, and an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Tulane University School of Medicine. Michael is carrying out a programmatic series of studies of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in youth, including preschool children. His initial studies pioneered assessment of the validity of the diagnostic criteria in young children. He has been awarded multiple NIMH research awards that have included large multimodal assessment studies and randomized clinical trials of youth with PTSD. Michael has also developed and validated one of the few diagnostic assessment interviews for young children, the Diagnostic Infant and Preschool Assessment (DIPA).  He has also validated a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) manual, Preschool PTSD Treatment, to treat preschool children with PTSD.  His latest project, funded by the Children’s Bureau, is to support the implementation of evidence-based screening, assessment, and treatment for trauma-related problems in the child welfare system in Louisiana.