Kate Keenan, Ph.D.

Program in

Developmental Psychopathology

Dr. Keenan received a B.A. from Williams College in 1986, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1995. She completed her clinical internship at the Children’s Memorial Hospital at Northwestern University and then joined the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago, where she is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Dr. Keenan's program of research in developmental psychopathology spans several developmental periods and phenotypes. The integrative thread running through each study is the aim of identifying the earliest appearing individual differences that connote risk for psychopathology, and the factors that are associated with the transition from risk to the expression of a disorder. The work is designed to be relevant to the understanding of causal mechanisms and to the development of prevention interventions.

Dr. Keenan’s research is funded through the National Institute of Mental Health and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.  She is past-President of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.

Additional support comes from the University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine and the Clinical and Translation Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh

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