Triple Board Faculty

Geoffrey NagleGeoffrey A. Nagle, PhD, MPH, LCSW

Current Positions:
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Director, Tulane University Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
State Director, BrightStart - Louisiana's Early Childhood Advisory Council
Policy Fellow, Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs - Manship School of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA

Phone: (504) 988-8241
Fax: (504) 988-1686

Education and Training:

Tulane University, 2002, Ph.D. (Mental Health Policy Research)
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1997, M.P.H.
Tulane University School of Social Work, 1996, M.S.W.
Duke University, 1987, B.A.

Years at Tulane:
Since 2000.

Research Interests:
Geoff works closely with state government leaders to enhance Louisiana's early childhood system and to increase the opportunities to provide high quality early care and education. This advocacy has resulted in Quality Start, Louisiana's child care quality rating system, and new laws that create an Early Childhood System Integration Budget, the School Readiness Tax Credits, and for the future phased-in expansion to universal pre-k. His research interests are in the economic benefits of prevention and how the results of research in early childhood influence public policy decisions.

Selected Publications:
Heller, S. S., Boothe, A., Keyes, A., Nagle, G., Sidell, M., & Rice, J. (2011). Implementation of a mental health consultation model and its impact on early childhood teachers' efficacy and competence. Infant Mental Health Journal, 32(2), 1-22.

Nagle, G. A. (2009). The economics of infant mental health. In C. Zeanah (Ed.), Handbook of infant mental health (3rd ed.). NY: Guilford Press.

Boris, N. W., Larrieu, J. A., Zeanah, P. D., Nagle, G. A., Steier, A., & McNeill, P. (2006). The process and promise of mental health augmentation of nurse home-visiting programs: Data from the Louisiana Nurse-Family Partnership. Infant Mental Health Journal, 27, 26-40.

Zeanah, P. D., Larrieu, J. A., Boris, N. W., & Nagle, G. A. (2006). Nurse home visiting: Perspectives from nurses. Infant Mental Health Journal, 27, 41-54.


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