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Michael DeBellis, MD, MPH

Michael DeBellis, MD, MPH

Duke - UNC Brain Imaging and Analysis Center
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, School of Medicine
DIBS Faculty, D-CIDES Member

Research Description

Dr. De Bellis is the Director of The Healthy Childhood Brain Development and Traumatology Research Program, which provides psychiatric evaluations of children and parents affected by maltreatment. The mission of the Program is to better understand the causes and consequences of maltreatment on brain development.

Active studies include:

Factors Influencing Childhood Brain Development

Life Events and Childhood Brain Development

Treatment of Pediatric Posttraumatic Stress Disorder