Professor Charles H. Zeanah

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Prof. Charles Zeanah
Prof. Charles Zeanah

Professor Charles H. Zeanah is Sellars-Polchow Professor in Psychiatry and Professor in Clinical Pediatrics, and Vice-Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Tulane University, USA. He is also a member of the board of directors for Zero to Three.

Dr. Zeanah is widely recognized for his leadership in the field of infant mental health. He has had a focus on early childhood psychopathology and the factors important in helping children recover from serious adversity. He has advocated for a more developmentally informed approach to foster care for young children, asserting that foster care in early childhood should be considered a different intervention than foster care for older children and adolescents.


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JCPP Editorial: Volume 61, Issue 11, November 2020

“For crying out loud: Infant signaling and parental responsiveness” by Charles H. Zeanah

JCPP Editorial: Volume 60, Issue 11, November 2019

“Navigating the science‐practice gap in child maltreatment” by Charles H. Zeanah

JCPP Editorial: Volume 59, Issue 11, November 2018

“Autistic social behaviors and the half‐empty, half‐full cup” by Charles H. Zeanah

JCPP Editorial: Volume 58, Issue 11, November 2017

“Minding the gap – research on sexual minority and gender nonconforming children and adolescents” by Charles H. Zeanah & Myo Thwin Myint

JCPP Editorial: Volume 57, Issue 10, October 2016

“The effects of early trauma and deprivation on human development – from measuring cumulative risk to characterizing specific mechanisms” by Charles H. Zeanah, Edmund J.S. Sonuga-Barke

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