Conference Speaker Biography
Jay N. Giedd
Chief of Brain Imaging at the Child Psychiatry Branch
National Institute of Mental Health
Jay Giedd is chief of Brain Imaging at the Child Psychiatry Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health, where he is using magnetic resonance imaging to study brain development in healthy and unhealthy children and adolescents. He is also a practicing clinician and is board certified in General Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Giedd has written extensively in medical and science journals on the biological basis of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional disturbances, and lectures nationally and internationally on these topics. His publications include works on autism, depression, dyslexia, eating disorders, learning disabilities and pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcus, Sydenham's chorea, and Tourette's syndrome. He has also published seminal papers in the areas of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and childhood-onset schizophrenia. Dr. Giedd's recent work has focused on healthy brain development and the factors that guide and influence this process.