Cristiane Duarte is a Professor in the Columbia University Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Duarte's research is based on innovative population-based studies about the development of mental disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. Through state-of-the art sampling, recruitment, and culturally appropriate assessment methodologies, she has sought to generate knowledge of relevance to diverse, often underserved and understudied populations. Currently, she is a leader of the Boricua Youth Study, the only multinational source of information about how mental disorders develop from childhood to young adulthood in a Latino subgroup.
Dr. Duarte's work has received support from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. She is also a key member in several international global mental health collaborations focused on improving child mental health services and implementing interventions in low-resource settings. She has published several articles in psychiatric, psychological, public health, and pediatric journals.