Graham Emslie, M.D.

Professor

Endowed Title: Charles E. and Sarah M. Seay Chair in Child Psychiatry

Department: Psychiatry, Pediatrics

Graduate Programs: Clinical Psychology

Biography

Dr. Emslie obtained his undergraduate degree and M.D. at Aberdeen University in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1974. Dr. Emslie did his internship at Aberdeen Hospitals, Scotland in general medicine and neurosurgery. He did his residency training in general psychiatry at the University of Rochester, NY and child psychiatry at Stanford University, where he also completed a research fellowship. Dr. Emslie joined the U.T. Southwestern Faculty in 1981. He has served as Director for both the inpatient and outpatient units of Children’s Medical Center’s Psychiatry Division. Currently, Dr. Emslie is the Chief of Adolescent Psychiatry program at UT Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Dr. Emslies clinical expertise is in the area of child and adolescent depression. Dr. Emslies research foci are in the areas of conducting efficacy and effectiveness trials with medications and psychotherapy for children and adolescents with depression, anxiety disorders, and attention-deficit disorder. He is also involved with developing and evaluating medication algorithm protocols for children and adolescents with depression. Dr. Emslie is active in the following professional organizations: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, Society of Biological Psychiatry, and the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. He is also on several committees, including the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Interventions Committee, NIMH Child Council Work Group, and the Corporate Contributions and Research Committee for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In addition, he serves on the editorial board for the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He also past President for the Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Emslie has written over 60 papers and 17 chapters. He is known internationally for his work in the treatment of pediatric depression. In 2003, he was awarded the Klingenstein Third generation Foundation Award for his work in this field.

Education

Medical School Aberdeen University (1974)
Internship Aberdeen General Hospitals (1975), General Medicine/neurosurgery
Residency Rochester Psychiatric Center (1978), Psychiatry
Residency Stanford University Hospital (1980), Child Psychiatry
Residency Stanford University Hospital (1981), Child Psychiatry
Fellowship Stanford University Hospital (1981), Child Psychiatry

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Depression
  • Pediatric Psychopharmacology
  • Teen Suicide

Research Interests

  • Integration of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in the treatment of pediatric depression
  • Pediatric depression
  • Pharmacological treatment of depression in children and adolescents
  • Suicidal behavior in youth
  • Treatment-resistant depression

Publications

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A feasibility study of the Childhood MDD Medication Algorithm: The Texas Children`s Medication Algorithm Project (CMAP).

Emslie, GJ, Hughes CW, Crismon ML, Lopez, M, Pliszka S, Toprac, M, Boemer C. Journal of the American Academy Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2004 43(5) 519-27

Predictors of response to treatment in children and adolescents with mood disorders.

Emslie GJ, Mayes TL, Laptook RS, Batt M. The Psychiatric clinics of North America. Depression: Recent Developments and Innovative Treatments. Rosenbaum JF, Dunner DL (eds.). W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA 2003 435-456

Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS): Rationale, design, and methods

Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study Team Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2003 42 531-542

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Honors/Awards

  • Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Award for Research in Depression or Suicide
    (2003)
  • Joseph Fischhoff, M.D., Honorary Lectureship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Children`s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University
    (2002)
  • Mental Health Association`s Pamela Blumenthal Memorial Prism Award
    (2000)
  • ADDA-SR Award
    (1996)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry
  • Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians