Rheanna Platt MD, MPH, is a resident in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Platt's interests include childhood trauma, school-based mental health, global and community psychiatry, and consultation-liaison psychiatry, particularly as it relates to primary care. She is also board certified in pediatrics.
Dr. Platt received her bachelor's degree in biology, magna cum laude with honors, from Brown University. She attended medical school at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. During medical school, Dr. Platt also completed a master of public health degree at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she studied social and behavioral sciences and their application to public health. She completed pediatric residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and trained in adult psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Platt served as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at Health Care for All, a policy and advocacy organization in Massachusetts, where she coordinated its Teen Health Advisory Council. During her pediatrics residency, Dr. Platt helped to pilot a newborn home visitation program that has now been integrated into the residency curriculum at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Platt is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has published several articles about factors promoting adolescent-physician communication in primary care and has presented her work on newborn home visitation by residents at the Association of Pediatric Program Directors. She is a member of Delta Omega, the Public Health Honor Society.