Jean A. Frazier, MD

Executive Director, UMass Medical School Shriver Center

In addition to her role as Executive Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, Dr. Jean Frazier is the Robert M. and Shirley S. Siff Chair in Autism, and Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is Vice Chair and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and holds a faculty appointment in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. As Co-Director of the Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopment Initiative (CANDI), Dr. Frazier directs a broad research program that addresses a variety of scientific problems relevant to advancing the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders such as early onset bipolar disorder (BPD), schizophrenia and autism.

Dr. Frazier graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is board certified in Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Her clinical interests include Autism spectrum disorders, early onset schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, neuroimaging and psychopharmacology.

With expertise in Child Psychopharmacology, Autism, Early Onset Bipolar Disorder, and Early Onset Schizophrenia, Dr. Frazier has published 116 peer-reviewed journal articles and 19 book chapters. In addition, she has received numerous honors and awards, including:

  • Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (2015)
  • Top Doctors, U. S. News & World Report (2012-2014)
  • Best Doctors in America (2010-2014)
  • Step up for Kids, Inc. Leadership Award (2007)
  • New England Educational Institute's Outstanding Educator Award for Mental Health Education (2006)
  • Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (2006)
  • Massachusetts Psychiatric Society-Outstanding Psychiatrist Award for Research (2003)
  • National Alliance For The Mentally Ill- Annual Exemplary Psychiatrist Award (2002)

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