11271-Hulvershorn, Leslie

Leslie A. Hulvershorn, MD

Chair, Department of Psychiatry

GH 4800

Indianapolis, IN
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Dr. Hulvershorn was named Chair of the Department of Psychiatry in June 2022. She earned her medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed an academic track residency in General Psychiatry at the IU School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and a two-year research track Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at New York University.

Dr. Hulvershorn is an active researcher and clinician and has authored numerous publications on various topics in child psychiatry. She has received multiple grants to study the neurobiological basis of emotion regulation and addiction risk in children with externalizing disorders. In addition to being a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, she has also been boarded in Addiction Medicine, since 2012.

Titles & Appointments

  • Chair, Department of Psychiatry
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry
  • IU Health Scholar II
  • Adjunct Associate Professor in Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Chair, Department of Psychiatry
  • Education
    2005 MD Indiana University
    2001 MSC University of Oxford
    1999 BA Indiana University
  • Research

    My current research projects focus on child and adolescent mental health and addiction. Specifically, my current R01 examines the brain bases of the transition from the absence of drug use in childhood to the onset of problematic drug use and risky sexual behaviors in adolescence. I received pediatric neuroimaging training as a research track fellow at NYU for two years and then completed a 5-year K-award focused on neuroimaging, statistical and research methods as faculty at IUSM.

  • Clinical Interests

    I am primarily interested in the treatment of pediatric mood and substance use disorder. I am a proponent of the use of evidence based interventions and attempt to minimize psychotropic medications in youth, whenever possible.

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