Areas of program responsibility include all research that combines different treatment modalities in which efficacy has been demonstrated in a single combined or comparative protocol (such as pharmacological plus psychosocial intervention).
Areas of Emphasis
- Research on the effectiveness of treatment interventions for childhood and adolescent mental and behavioral disorders in practice and community settings to determine the 'real life' therapeutic benefit short- and long-term.
- Research to prevent mental and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents.
- Research to build new methodologies that can be effectively used to evaluate the safety of interventions in community settings.
- Research to determine whether treatment of mental and behavioral disorders in children results in improved outcomes as adolescents and young adults and prevents the negative functional outcomes associated with those disorders (such as substance abuse, academic failure, higher medical costs, co-occurring mental disorders).
Benedetto Vitiello, M.D.
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