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Peter Jensen

president, REACH Institute; co-chair, Division of Child Psychiarty & Psychology, Department of Psychiarty & Psychology, Mayo Clinic Rochester

Peter S. Jensen, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Chair, Division of Child Psychiatry and Psychology at the Mayo Clinic. Concurrent with this position, Dr. Jensen serves as President & CEO of the REACH Institute (Resource for Advancing Children’s Health), a federally chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to disseminating evidence-based interventions for child & adolescent mental health. Prior to these current duties, Dr. Jensen was the Ruane Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and founding Director of the Center for the Advancement of Children’s Mental Health at Columbia University in New York (1999-2007), and Associate Director for Child & Adolescent Mental Disorders Research, National Institute of Mental Health (1989-1999). Dr. Jensen is the author of nearly 300 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and 20 books, and has received awards for his teaching and research from many national organizations, including the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, the Society for Child Psychiatric Nursing, NAMI, and CHADD. His research focuses principally on the testing of optimal methods for encouraging and assisting healthcare and educational professionals to apply evidence-based interventions for improving children’s mental health.