Specialty Areas: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Mari Kurahashi, MD, MPH, is a resident in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her interests include working with the autism and special needs population; medical education; psychotherapy; mindfulness based therapies; and the integration of Eastern and Western medicine.
Dr. Kurahashi received her bachelor's degree in neuroscience with honors, from Claremont McKenna College. She received her medical degree and public health degree (in health policy and management) from New York Medical College. While attending New York Medical College she received the Geeta Mukhotadhay, MD Memorial Award for demonstrating excellence and understanding in child abuse and suicide prevention and the Outstanding MPH Thesis Award for Swallowing the Pill: The Evolution, Status, and Future of America's Most Controversial Pill.
Dr. Kurahashi completed her adult psychiatry residency training at Yale University where she assumed leadership roles in resident advocacy and support as co-president of the Yale Psychiatry Residents' Association and co-leader of the PGY1 Round Table. In addition, she became certified in mindfulness based cognitive therapy and was licensed as an acupuncture detox specialist.
Dr. Kurahashi is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She presented on the use of clozapine in children and adolescents with mental retardation and schizophrenia at the AACAP Annual Conference. She also edited a chapter on mood disorders for First Aid for the Psychiatry Clerkship and published a book review on autism in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is currently working on a paper about mindfulness techniques for adolescents with anxiety and substance use disorders.