Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior


Dr. Anders is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Emeritus) at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute and Past President of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP.) He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine (1960). He headed Divisions of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University (1974-1984) and Brown University (1985-1992). He joined the faculty of UC Davis as Chair, Department of Psychiatry (1992-1998) and Executive Associate Dean of the School of Medicine (1998-2002). He retired in 2005 but continued an active program of sleep research at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute until 2009. In 2009, Dr. Anders returned to Brown as Adjunct Professor to establish a statewide autism consortium.

Dr. Anders has clinical and research interests in the areas of maturation of infant sleep-wake states, pediatric sleep disorders, and sleep patterns and sleep disorders in children with autism.

Currently, Dr. Anders is Senior Research Scientist for an effort to establish an interdisciplinary, RI state-wide, research registry, The Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART), for children and families on the autism spectrum.

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