Artha Gillis, MD, PhD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. Gillis is triple board certified in Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. She obtained specialized knowledge and clinical training in adolescent mood disorders as a Max Gray fellow and in intellectual disability as an Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Diversity fellow. She specializes in evaluating and working with children who have been sexually traumatized and in identifying mental, intellectual/learning, and developmental disabilities in youth at risk of juvenile justice involvement.
- 2000 – PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, PhD
- 2010 – University of California Davis School of Medicine, MD
Research & clinical interests
- Juvenile Forensic Psychiatry
- Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Roles within the division/Fellowship
Artha Gillis, MD, PhD, joined the Child Division faculty on as an Assistant Professor. She specializes in working with children who have been sexually traumatized and identifying mental, intellectual, learning, and developmental disabilities in youth at risk of juvenile justice involvement. She is excited to launch studies of problematic substance use and the neurobiology of early life adversity using machine learning methods to examine brain structure and function with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Dr. Gillis is triple board certified in Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry.