Leslie A. Hulvershorn, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Dr.Hulvershorn completed her MD at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She then 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
- Adjunct Associate Professor in Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
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.
Reducing Depression and Suicide Among Children and Adolescents in Indiana: What Works? A Panel Discussion
Dr. Hulvershorn will be a guest panelist at this event hosted by the IUPUI Senior Academy and the IUPUI Office of Community Engagement. A topic that concerns all of us in the Senior Academy, suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth ages 15-24 in Indiana and, at 19%, the state has the nation’s highest rate of high school students contemplating suicide, according to the 2015 Teen Suicide Prevention Report and Recommendations for the Commission on Improving the Status of Children.
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