Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Professor of Pediatrics


Daniel Dickstein MD leads Bradley Hospital's Pediatric Mood, Imaging, & NeuroDevelopment (PediMIND) program ( to advancing our understanding of the brain and behavior mechanisms underlying psychiatric disorders--espeically those affecting children and adolescents.

Such brain and behavior mechansims of child psychiatric illness could ultimately improve clinical care--including more accurate diagnosis, more effective treatments, and ultimately prevention--following the approach that has transformed childhood cancer.

Dr. Dickstein completed his undergraduate and medical studies in Brown University's Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME), an 8-year combined A.B./M.D. progam. He then completed post-graduate residency training at Brown's triple board program, so named because it combined pediatrics, general psychiatry, and child/adolescent psychiatry into a single, integrated program.

From 2002-2007, Dr. Dickstein was a research fellow and then an assistant clinical investigator at the National Institute of Mental Health's (NIMH) Division of Intramural Research Programs in Bethesda, MD where he began researching brain/behavior interactions underlying pediatric bipolar disorder with Ellen Leibenluft, M.D. and Danny Pine, M.D.

In 2007, Dr. Dickstein returned to join the faculty of the Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Dickstein is board-certified in the three fields of pediatrics, general psychiatry, and child/adolescent psychiatry.

Dr. Dickstein is the recipient of numerous awards, including the (1) NIMH's Richard J. Wyatt, MD Memorial Fellowship Training Award for outstanding scientific accomplishment, (2) NIMH's Mentor of the Year Award, (3) NARSAD's Klerman Award for Outstanding Research in Clinical Brain and Behavior Science, (3) American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outstanding Resident Award, and (4) Brown Dept of Psychiatry & Human Behavior's Educational Excellence Award.

In addition to research, Dr. Dickstein sees outpatients on a limited basis at Bradley Hospital.

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