Triple Board Faculty

Stacy DruryStacy Drury

Current Positions:
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Directorship, Pediatric Consult Liaison Psychiatry, Tulane Hospital for Children
Tulane Cancer Center, Contributing Member
John F McDermott, Assistant Editor-in-Residence Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department of Psychiatry Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department of Pediatrics

Phone: (504) 988-5402
Fax: (504) 988-4264

Education and Training:
University of Virginia , B.A, 1993, Religious Studies and Biology
University of Michigan , M.S. 1996, Human Genetics
Louisiana State University Health Science Center , Ph.D. 2000, Genetics and Biometry Louisiana State University Health Science Center , 2002, M.D.
Tulane School of Medicine, Residency in General Psychiatry, 2002-2005.
Tulane School of Medicine, Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2005-2007.

Years at Tulane:
Since 2002.

Research Interests:
Dr. Drury explores the interaction of genetic and epigenetic factors with early experience and how this interaction shapes neurodevelopment and long term outcomes in children. Her clinical and translational research focuses on improving outcomes in medically ill children through providing a greater understanding of the impact of psychological distress, neurocognitive development and family functioning in these children. Translational projects examining the impact of both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in young children with medical illness are on-going. She is also examining neurocognitive and psychological functioning in medically ill young children in collaboration with the Department of Pediatrics and she is currently the director of child psychiatry for the Tulane Abdominal Transplant Center. Her basic science research focus and molecular genetic laboratory explore genetic and epigenetic interactions with early adversity on psychological and neurodevelopmental outcomes in at-risk children. Current on-going NIH funded research projects include studies examining the association between telomere length and other epigenetic markers and neurodevelopment in a longitudinal study of children with a history of institutional care. She is also exploring, in collaboration with the Department of Community Health Sciences the use of telomere length as a marker of the cumulative exposure to early adversity in community recruited children. The overall goal of her research is to understand how early life stress and adversity “gets under the skin” and alters neurodevelopmental trajectories creating a lasting vulnerability to a range of psychological and medical negative health outcomes. Several research positions are available at this time, if interested please contact Dr. Drury.

Selected Publications:
Jensen E, Palacio R, Drury SS (in press) Kleinfelter’s Syndrome in a 5 year old with behavioral disturbances and seizures. Psychosomatics.

Drury SS, Theall KA, Gleason MM, Smyke AS, Divito I, Wong J, Fox NA, Zeanah CH, Nelson CH (2011) Telomere length and early social deprivation: linking early adversity and cellular aging. Molecular Psychiatry doi:10.1038/mp.2011.53

Drury SS, Scheeringa MS, Schmidt KE, Nelson CA (2010). From Biology to Behavior to the Law: Policy implications of the neurobiology of early adverse experiences. Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy. Fall 2010 10:25

Drury SS, Theal KH, Keats BJB, Scheeringa MS (2009). The impact of the dopamine transporter 3’UTR VNTR on PTSD in preschool children. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 22(6): 534-539 DOI 10.1002/jts 20475


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