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The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry houses ongoing, competitively awarded research grants, including the CHAMPS Research Program.

CHild and Adolescent Metabolic and Psychotropic Medication Studies

Our Mission

  • Improve safe and appropriate psychotropic medication treatment of children and adolescents
  • Develop strategies to address obesity-related health concerns among individuals with serious mental illness

Our Approach

  • Engage community stakeholders at all phases of research (design, implementation, dissemination)
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary research experts and master clinicians
  • Support development of novel training/education, clinical service, and public policy initiatives through research dissemination

Topics of Interest

  • Metabolic side effects of antipsychotic medications
  • Healthy lifestyle interventions for youth with serious mental illness
  • Parent health/wellness and impact on child functioning
  • Medication oversight programs
  • Medical/health interventions for individuals in early stages of psychotic illness
  • Parent peer support strategies

For More Information

Please contact us to obtain more information on our current research projects:

Gloria Reeves, MD
Principle Investigator

CHAMPS Research Office
(410) 706-2688