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Dr. Joan Luby

Dr. Joan Luby joined the Department in 1990 after completing her general and child psychiatry training at Stanford. She became the associate director of the child and adolescent psychiatry training program in 1990. She became director of the program in 1994 and served in this position until 2005. In 1998, she became the founding director of the Early Emotional Development Program. In 2015, Dr. Luby was installed as the Samuel and Mae S. Ludwig Chair in Psychiatry at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is a pioneer in the description and validation of clinical depression in preschool age children and is an internationally known expert in the developmental psychopathology of depression.