Meet the Faculty

The Institute’s multidisciplinary faculty has expertise in working with infants and young children and families. In addition to this shared focus, they offer different perspectives on development and developmental psychopathology and other critical issues in early childhood mental health. The faculty is based at Tulane University Health Sciences Center and includes child psychiatrists, clinical and developmental psychologists, clinical social workers, pediatricians, and nurses.

  • /wp-content/uploads/2014/03/CZeanah_web1-wpcf_83x125.jpgExecutive Director

    Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., M.D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist, is Sellars-Polchow Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, and Vice-Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He serves as Executive Director of the Institute of… Continue Reading »

  • http://www.infantinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/bailey1_1.jpgAssistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

    Letia O. Bailey, L.C.S.W., a licensed clinical social worker, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Tulane University School of Medicine. She is a senior clinician and core team member with the Tulane Infant Team, a multi-disciplinary… Continue Reading »

  • http://www.infantinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/bootheweb_1.jpgAssistant 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… Continue Reading »

  • http://www.infantinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/AngieBreidenstineWeb_1.jpgAssistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

    Angela S. Breidenstine, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She works as a psychologist wit… Continue Reading »

  • /wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Drury-wpcf_100x125.jpgAssociate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Dr. Stacy Drury explores how the interaction of genetic and epigenetic factors with early experience shapes neurodevelopment and long term health outcomes in children.  Her clinical practice and translational research focuses on improving long-term out… Continue Reading »

  • http://www.infantinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/gleasonw_1.jpgAssociate Professor of Psychiatry

    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 aca… Continue Reading »

  • /wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Kimberly-Gordon1-e1377269488909-wpcf_77x125.jpgAssistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

    Kimberly Gordon, M.D., is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine.  She is currently serving the Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association as Early Career Psychiatrist R… Continue Reading »

  • http://www.infantinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/hellerw.jpgAssociate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

    Sherryl Scott Heller, Ph.D., an applied developmental psychologist, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Tulane University School of Medicine. She is currently a fellow in ZERO… Continue Reading »

  • /wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Angela-KeyesWeb_4-wpcf_121x125.jpgAssociate 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 developm… Continue Reading »

  • http://www.infantinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/larrieu_1.jpgProfessor of Clinical Psychiatry and Pediatrics

    Julie Larrieu, Ph.D., a developmental and clinical psychologist, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Tulane University School of Medicine. She is the Interim Director of the Psychology Division at the School of Medicine. Dr. Lar… Continue Reading »

  • /wp-content/uploads/2013/09/MLewis-Photo-wpcf_100x125.jpgAssociate Professor

    Marva L. Lewis is an Associate Professor at Tulane University with a Ph.D. in Sociocultural Psychology. Her past clinical experience includes work psychotherapist on an interdisciplinary team working with high risk infants placed in foster care in Colo… Continue Reading »

  • http://www.infantinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/mascowiDSC_0734w_1.jpgAssistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

    Katie L. Maskowitz, L.C.S.W., a clinical social worker, is an Assistant Professor at the Tulane University School of Medicine. She is a clinician at the Tulane Infant Mental Health Services clinic, an early childhood intervention program.  She also pro… Continue Reading »

  • http://www.infantinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/miron_1.jpgLicensed Psychologist and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

    Devi Miron Murphy, Ph.D.is a licensed psychologist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Miron received her doctoral degree in School Psychology from Tulane Unive… Continue Reading »

  • http://www.infantinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Scheeringa_1.gifVenancio 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 p… Continue Reading »

  • http://www.infantinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/settles_1.jpgClinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

    Lisa Settles, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Tulane University School of Medicine. She has a specialization in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, with a primary interest in Autism and Dev… Continue Reading »

  • http://www.infantinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/smykew.jpgAssociate 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 development… Continue Reading »

  • /wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Catherine-TaylorWeb-wpcf_112x125.jpgAssociate Professor

    Catherine A. Taylor, PhD, MPH, LCSW, is trained in clinical social work and public health and is an Associate Professor in Tulane’s Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences. Her work aims to inform the development of strategies to… Continue Reading »

  • /wp-content/uploads/2013/09/THEALL-wpcf_83x125.jpgAssociate Professor

    Katherine Theall, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Director of the Mary Amelia Women’s Center.  She received her MPH in… Continue Reading »

  • http://www.infantinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/vaughn1_1.jpgLicensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Assistant Professor

    Krystal M. Vaughn, PhD, L.P.C., N.C.C. is a Licensed Professional Counselor working as a Clinical Instructor at Tulane University School of Medicine and the Tulane Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. She holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Ed… Continue Reading »

  • http://www.infantinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/wjohnston_1.jpgAssistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

    Valerie A. Wajda-Johnston, Ph.D. a clinical psychologist, is an Assistant Professor at the Tulane University School of Medicine. Valerie is a training coordinator for the Infant Mental Health Training, that is offered through the Institute of Infant an… Continue Reading »

  • http://www.infantinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/zeanahpw.jpgProfessor of Clinical Psychiatry and Pediatrics

    Paula Zeanah, Ph.D., M.S.N. Dr. Zeanah is  a clinical psychologist, registered nurse, and professor at the Tulane University School of Medicine. She serves as Chief of the Psychology Division within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences…. Continue Reading »