Mary Margaret Gleason MD Mary Margaret Gleason, MD

Current Positions:
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Training Director, Tulane Triple Board and Child Psychiatry

Education and Training:
1989-1993 Amherst College
1994-1998 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
1998-2003 Residency in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University
2003-2005 Infant Psychiatry Fellowship, Tulane University School of Medicine

Years at Tulane:
Since 2003

As a pediatrician and child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Gleason’s areas of specialty are infant and early childhood mental health and the  integration of mental health services into primary care.  Currently, she is the clinical director of two early childhood mental health consultation programs, a locally-funded program in the greater New Orleans area providing consultation in primary care settings and a SAMSHA-funded program providing consultation in primary care, child care, and early intervention settings.  She supervises residents in primary care mental health and early childhood mental health clinical settings and has been training director or associate training director for child psychiatry and triple board for the last 10 years.  She is an active advocate for access to quality mental health services, especially in primary care settings.  

Her academic interests focus on the early identification of childhood mental health disorders, early childhood mental health disorders in high risk children, and mental health consultative approaches.
In addition to other leadership positions in child psychiatry and pediatrics, she serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Early Brain and Child Development Leadership Workgroup, with colleagues, she received the 2011 Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement and is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Selected Publications :
Zeanah CH, Gleason MM (2015) Annual research review: Attachment disordersin early childhood- clinical presentations, causes, correlates, and treatment. J Child Psychol Psychiatry 56(3): 207-22.  

Gleason MM, Fox NA, Drury SS, Smyke AT, Nelson CA, Zeanah CH (2014) Indiscriminate behaviors in previously institutionalized young children.  Pediatrics 133(3): e657-65.  

Shonkoff JP, Garner AS, AAP Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption, and Dependent Care (MM Gleason, member) and Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Siegel BS, Dobbins MI, Earls MF, McGuinn L, Pascoe J, Wood DL (2012), The Lifelong Effects of Early Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress(Technical Report). Pediatrics 129: e232-e246

Gleason M.M., Fox NA, Smyke AT, Egger HL, Drury SS, Nelson CA, Gregas M, Zeanah CH (2011), The validity of evidence-derived criteria for reactive attachment disorder:indiscriminately social/disinhibited and emotionally withdrawn/inhibited types. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 50 (3):216-23

Gleason, M.M., Egger, H.L., Emslie, G.J., Greenhill, L.L., Kowatch, R.A., Lieberman, A.F., Luby, J.L., Owens, J.A., Scahill, L., Scheeringa, M.S., Stafford, B., Wise, B.K., & Zeanah, C.H. (2007) Psychopharmacological treatment for very young children: Contexts and guidelines. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46: 1532-1572.


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