Treatment Advances in Pediatric Anxiety Disorders
Dr. Moira Rynn is an internationally-renowned expert in the treatment of pediatric mood and anxiety disorders. She is currently professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. At the former, she serves as director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division in the Department of Psychiatry and medical director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. At the latter, she is director of the Children's Research Day Unit. Dr. Rynn has spent her career focused on improving treatments for children, adolescents, and young adults with treatment refractory mood and anxiety disorders. Her most recent studies have examined novel augmentation treatment strategies for pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and treatment models for adolescent depression in the primary care setting. Dr. Rynn received her medical degree from Rutgers University. She completed her internship and residency in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and served as chief resident. After completing her adult psychiatry training, she completed a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia followed by an NIMH-sponsored neuropsychopharmacology research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. On July 1st, she will become Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences here at Duke.