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Cassie D. Karlsson, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
I am the Associate Training Director of the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program and the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at IU School of Medicine. My areas of interest in resident education include child psychotherapy, quality improvement, and developing specialized training to prepare residents and fellows to care for both children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. I currently see children and adolescents in the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at Riley Hospital for Children, and adults with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders at the Adult Psychiatry Clinic at IU Neuroscience Center. As Medical Director of the Simon Skjodt Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit at Riley Hospital for Children, I also serve as the primary attending psychiatrist for the inpatient neurobehavioral team, serving children with neurodevelopmental disorders and severe psychiatric illness and problem behaviors.
My research interests focus on severe self-injurious behavior in individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as developing best practices for acute inpatient pediatric neurodevelopmental/neuropsychiatric treatment.