Our Team

Child Mental Health Disparities & Development Group

Our Team

Cristiane Duarte, PhD, MPH
Director, Child Mental Health Disparities and Development Group
John P. Lambert, MD, Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry
Co-Director, NewYork-Presbyterian Youth Anxiety Center in Washington Heights

Dr. Cristiane Duarte is the director of the Child Mental Health Disparities and Development Group. She is also the Lambert Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI)/Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), and co-director of the NewYork-Presbyterian Youth Anxiety Center in Washington Heights.

Dr. Duarte's research is based on innovative population-based studies about the development of mental disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Duarte’s research group uses state-of-the-art sampling, recruitment/retention, and culturally appropriate assessment methodologies to generate knowledge of relevance to diverse, often underserved, and understudied populations in the U.S. and abroad.

Dr. Duarte is an active faculty member at CUMC and NYSPI. She is part of the leadership teams of three research training programs in psychiatry: Translational Child Psychiatry, Global Mental Health NIH T32 programs, and a Fogarty International program in Mozambique. She is also a collaborator of the Mailman School of Public Health Substance Abuse Epidemiology training program and a member of the NYSPI Diversity and Inclusion Committee.