Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Applications Due
September 30th, 2023

Dulce Madrid

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, PhD

Stewart and Lynda Resnick Professor and Director, Eating Disorders Program

Senior Consultant, Pediatric Mood Disorders Program
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


Dr. Michael Strober is the Resnick Endowed Chair in Eating Disorders, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Senior Consultant to the Youth Bipolar Illness Research and Treatment Program, and Director of the Eating Disorders Program, at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, and David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Strober joined the faculty of the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in 1975. Over the past 44 years he has accumulated extensive experience in the clinical and scientific study of eating disorders and mood disorders, as well as their treatment. His accomplishments in research, service, and teaching have been recognized by the National Eating Disorders Association (he is the 2005 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Research), and the Academy for Eating Disorders (he is the 2005 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Teaching and Education, and is the recipient of the 2012 Award for Distinguished Service).

Dr. Strober has authored more than 250 scientific papers, articles, and book chapters, covering research on the medical treatment, genetics, and long-term outcome of mood and eating disorders. His research activities have been funded continuously by the National Institute of Mental Health, industry, and philanthropy for over 30 years. In addition, Dr. Strober has 11 Visiting Professorships, serves as ad hoc reviewer for 27 peer-review journals, and is one of the awardees of the 2012 Klingenstein Third Generation Award for Best Paper on Depression and Suicide, published in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has also served as consultant to the National Institute of Mental Health on research priorities in eating disorders and pediatric bipolar illness, and is Editor Emeritus of the International Journal of Eating Disorders.In recognition of his pioneering research on the nature of bipolar illness in youths, he is one of only two clinical psychologists invited to join the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology as a Founding Fellow. Dr. Strober is also a founding member and past President of the Eating Disorders Research Society, and a Founding Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders.


1971 – Queens College of the City University, Psychology, B.A.
1975 – University of Pittsburgh, M.S. and Ph.D.

Research & clinical interests

Genetic, neurobiological, developmental and pharmacological aspects of eating, anxiety, and mood disorders
Long-term, prospective course of episode recovery and relapse in pediatric bipolar illness; efficacy of antimanic and antidepressant therapies in children and teens
Molecular studies of disease susceptibility genes in eating disorders and sources of genetic covariation with related clinical phenotypes

Roles within the division/Fellowship

Teaching and clinical supervision
Administration of clinical programs
Empirical research teaching and supervision associated with adolescent service/eating disorder rotation
Mentoring of fellows in dynamic expressive psychotherapy