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Angela Reiersen, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Child)

Education and Training
Medical Degree: University of Southern California, 1999; Psychiatry Residency: Washington University, 2002; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship: Washington University, 2004; Master of Psychiatric Epidemiology (MPE): Washington University, 2006; NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Psychiatric Epidemiology, Washington University, 2004-2007.

Major Awards
Student Leadership Award, Academic Women's Network, Washington University School of Medicine, April 2006

The Eli Robins Award for excellence in clinical psychiatry, in teaching, and in research, Washington University Department of Psychiatry, 2004

Areas of Clinical Interest
Child and adolescent psychiatric disorders

Prodromal Schizophrenia


Areas of Research Interests
Genetics of childhood-onset psychiatric disorders, including autism, ADHD, and others

Childhood precursors to schizophrenia

Early onset schizophrenia

Relationships between psychiatric disorders and neurological disorders

Neurodevelopmental mechanisms involved in psychiatric disorders.

Key Publications
Ramtekkar UP, Reiersen AM, Todorov AA, Todd RD (2010 Mar). Sex and age differences in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms and diagnoses: implications for DSM-V and ICD-11. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 49(3): 217-28.e1-3.  Full Article ->

Kanne SM, Christ SE, Reiersen AM (2009 Jun). Psychiatric symptoms and psychosocial difficulties in young adults with autistic traits. J Autism Dev Disord. 39(6): 827-33.  Full Article ->

Reiersen AM, Constantino JN, Todd RD (2008 Jun). Co-occurrence of motor problems and autistic symptoms in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 47(6): 662-72.  Full Article ->

Reiersen AM, Todd RD (2008 Apr). Co-occurrence of ADHD and autism spectrum disorders: phenomenology and treatment. Expert Rev Neurother. 8(4): 657-69.  Full Article ->

Todd RD, Huang H, Todorov AA, Neuman RJ, Reiersen AM, Henderson CA, Reich WC (2008 Jan). Predictors of stability of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder subtypes from childhood to young adulthood. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 47(1): 76-85.  Full Article ->

Reiersen AM, Constantino JN, Volk HE, Todd RD (2007 May). Autistic traits in a population-based ADHD twin sample. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 48(5): 464-72.  Full Article ->

Funded Research Projects
NIMH(PI):The Intersection of Autism and ADHD
NICHD(Key Personnel):Autistic Traits: Life Course & Genetic Structure
NIMH(Key Personnel):Molecular Basis of Selected GxE Effects in Combined Type ADHD
NIMH(Key Personnel):Mapping Abnormal Neurodevelopment in Schizophrenia