Pablo Vidal-Ribas Belil is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States. He is part of the Social and Behavioral Science Branch, led by Dr. Stephen E. Gilman. His research focuses on using clinical, epidemiological, and neuroimaging approaches to identify risk and protective factors of mood disorders in young people, including depression, anxiety, irritability, and suicidality. Dr. Vidal-Ribas earned two master’s degrees in Child and Adolescent, and in Adult Psychopathology while undertaking a 4-year training as a Clinical Psychologist in Barcelona, Spain. He later completed his Ph.D. in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King’s College London in the United Kingdom, for which he was awarded the King’s College London Outstanding PhD Thesis Prize. Before working at the NICHD, Dr Vidal-Ribas was part of Dr. Argyris Stringaris’ research group, the Mood Brain and Development Unit, at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
As Joint Editor at JCPP Advances, Dr Vidal-Ribas is committed to facilitate the submission process for authors at any stage of their careers, while providing high-standard reviews and prompt decisions, of high quality and clinically relevant reports aimed at improving the life of children and adolescents with mental health problems and their families.