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Paula Rauch

director, Parenting At a Challenging Time

Paula Rauch is the founder and director of the Marjorie E. Korff PACT (Parenting At a Challenging Time) Program, and Chief of Child Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and co-author of *Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent is Sick*. As a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist for over 20 years, and as a consultant to individual physicians and clinicians, hospitals, cancer centers, government agencies, and various mental health committees, Dr. Rauch has devoted her career to caring for families facing life-threatening illness. She is also a trusted long-time advisor to WGBH on issues around understanding the impact on children of an illness in a family member, and how to use media to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and adolescents. Dr. Rauch is the recipient of numerous honors, including multiple teaching and mentoring awards from Massachusetts General Hospital, and two Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Awards, among others. She holds a BA from Amherst College, an MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and Fellowships from Cambridge Hospital and Massachusetts General.