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Angela M. Reiersen, MD, MPE

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

Complex neurodevelopmental disorders

Prodromal Schizophrenia

Neuropsychiatric Genetics

School Psychiatry


Areas of Research Interests
Epidemiology, genetics, and longitudinal course of childhood-onset psychiatric disorders, with emphasis on autism, ADHD, and tic disorders

Childhood precursors to schizophrenia

Early onset schizophrenia

Relationships between psychiatric disorders and neurological disorders

Neurodevelopmental mechanisms involved in psychiatric disorders

Neurological and psychiatric symptoms in Wolfram Syndrome

More articles and abstracts at the National Library of Medicine

Key Publications
Bischoff Allison N,Reiersen Angela M,Buttlaire Anna,Al-Lozi Amal,Doty Tasha,Marshall Bess A,Hershey Tamara, ,Selective cognitive and psychiatric manifestations in Wolfram Syndrome.2015 May 30;10:66;  Full Article ->

De Alwis Duneesha,Agrawal Arpana,Reiersen Angela M,Constantino John N,Henders Anjali,Martin Nicholas G,Lynskey Michael T,ADHD symptoms, autistic traits, and substance use and misuse in adult Australian twins.75:211-21;  Full Article ->

Reiersen Angela M,Todorov Alexandre A,Association between DRD4 genotype and Autistic Symptoms in DSM-IV ADHD.20:15-21;  Full Article ->

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 ->

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, 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 ->

Funded Research Projects
NIMH(Significant Contributor):Molecular Basis of Selected GxE Effects in Combined Type ADHD
NICHD(Significant Contributor):Tracking Neurodegeneration in Early Wolfram Syndrome
NIMH(Significant Contributor):The New Tics Study: A Novel Approach to Pathophysiology and Cause of Tic Disorders