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Dr. Richard Todd

Dr. Todd joined the Department as an assistant professor in 1986 after completing his child and adolescent psychiatry training at Washington University. He became a full professor in 1993. Dr. Todd received his MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio and PhD from the University of Texas - Dallas. In 1995, he was appointed the Director of the Division of Child Psychiatry and installed as the Blanche F. Ittleson Professor in Child Psychiatry. In addition to being a national leader in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Todd was known internationally for his research investigating genetic and environmental influences related to psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Todd passed away in August 2008. For a list of Directors of the Division of Child Psychiatry, click here.