Triple Board Faculty

Sheryl Scott HellerSheryl Scott Heller, PhD

Current Positions:
Associate Professor Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology
Research Coordinator and Senior Mental Health Consultant

Phone: (504) 988-8686
Fax: (504) 988-4264

Education and Training:
Bachelor of Arts, University of New Orleans, May 1991
Master of Science, University of New Orleans, December 1994
Doctorate of Philosophy, University of New Orleans, August 1997

Years at Tulane:
Since 2003.

Research Interests:
Sherryl Scott Heller, Ph.D., an applied developmental psychologist, is currently a senior mental health consultant on a statewide initiative focused on improving the quality of child care centers through the development of a quality rating system and mental health consultation services for child care programs statewide. She currently provides reflective supervision to the mental health consultants who provide consultation to child care centers throughout the state. Dr. Heller has long-standing clinical and research interests in the effects of maltreatment on child development; the development of attachment and attachment disturbances in very young children; child care; gender development and disturbances; the effects of violence on child development; perinatal loss, and reflective supervision.

Selected Publications:
Robinson, L.R., Morris, A.S., Heller, S.S., & Boris, N.W (in press) Relations between Emotion Regulation,Parenting, and Psychopathology in Young Maltreated Children in Out of Home Care. Journal of Child and Family Studies.

Larrieu, Julie A.; Heller, Sherryl S.; Smyke, Anna T.; Zeanah, Charles H.; Infant Mental Health Journal, Vol 29(1), Jan-Feb 2008. Special issue: Forensic issues in infant mental health. pp. 48-60.

Beeber, L., Chazan-Cohen, R., Squires, J., Harden, B., Boris, N., Heller, S., Malik, N. (2007). The Early Promotion and Intervention Research Consortium (E-PIRC): Five approaches to improving infant/toddler mental health in Early Head Start. . Infant Mental Health Journal, 28(2), 130-150.


1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112