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Glenn Saxe, MD

Arnold Simon Professor and Chair, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Director, The Child Study Center
Glenn Saxe, MD

Glenn Saxe, MD is the Arnold Simon Professor and Chair, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and director of The Child Study Center. Dr. Saxe is a physician scientist with a focus on the psychiatric consequences of traumatic events on children.

Dr. Saxe joined The Child Study Center in October 2010 from Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School where he was the director of the Center for Refugee Trauma and Resilience and the director of the Mental Health Informatics Laboratory and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Previously, he was chairman of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Boston University Medical Center.

Dr. Saxe and his team have published some of the first research on the biobehavioral processes controlling traumatic stress in injured children. This line of research, funded over many years by the National Institute of Mental Health, has relevance both for the identification of risk factors for traumatic stress in acutely traumatized children and also for the development of secondary preventative agents. Dr. Saxe's work in this area has moved into the fields of bioinformatics and Network Science and he currently is principal investigator on an NIMH grant to adapt these powerful methodologies for research on traumatic stress. Dr. Saxe and his team have developed Trauma Systems Therapy (TST), a community-based intervention for traumatized children. The manual of TST was published in book form by Guilford Press in 2006. TST is now used in programs related to medical trauma, refugee trauma, child welfare, substance abuse, and residential care across the United States.

Dr. Saxe studied medicine at McMaster University Medical School in Hamilton, Ontario. He completed a residency in adult psychiatry at Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts Mental Health Center and two post-residency fellowships; a PTSD Fellowship at Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Harvard Medical School/The Cambridge Hospital.