Calendar of Event
 Event Title: Parent and Child Mental Health After 9/11
 Date: 9/11/2009      Time: 11:00 - 12:30pm
Place: NYS Psychiatric Institute - 1st Flr. Auditorium - 1051 Riverside Drive, NYC 10032

Speaker: Christina Hoven, Dr. P.H.
Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology (in Psychiatry),
Columbia University


Dr. Christina Hoven is a Child Psychiatric Epidemiologist in the Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health and the Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and a Research Scientist in the Division of Child Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute.

Starting as a clinician, she later expanded this idiographic approach to a nomothetic interest in understanding psychopathology in populations. She went on to receive MPH, MS and DrPH from the Mailman School of Public Health.

Dr. Hoven has devoted much of her career to studying the distribution of mental health problems in children to identify determinants of child psychopathology. Hallmarks of her research include collaboration across disciplines, institutions, organizations and countries, employing rigorous research methodology, always with an eye toward informing public policy.

Dr. Hoven is known internationally for her expertise in designing and conducting epidemiological investigations, often with difficult to recruit populations and/or in challenging circumstances. On September 11, 2002, one year after the World trade Center attack, Dr. Hoven presented preliminary post-9/11 findings to this Department during a special, anniversary Grand Rounds.

This 2009 presentation, on the eighth anniversary, will focus on research that continues to address issues raised by the preliminary findings.