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Eli Lebowitz, PhD

Associate Professor, Child Study Center; Director Program for Anxiety Disorders, Child Study Center

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Eli Lebowitz, PhD

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Professor Lebowitz studies and treats childhood and adolescent anxiety and is Director of the Program for Anxiety Disorders at the Yale Child Study Center. His research focuses on the development, neurobiology, and treatment of anxiety and related disorders, with special emphasis on cross-generational and familial influences in these disorders. Dr. Lebowitz is the lead investigator on multiple funded research projects, and is the author of numerous research papers and of books and chapters on childhood and adolescent anxiety. He is also the father of three great boys.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Yale University School of Medicine (2011)
  • PhD
    Tel Aviv University, Clinical Psychology (2010)
  • Intern
    Schneider Children's Medical Center (2008)
  • MA
    Tel Aviv University (2004)


  • Training and Supervision
    Singapore, Singapore 2015
    Training local mental health providers on assessment and treatment of childhood anxiety disorders and providing tele-supervision of clinical work. Research collaboration on a clinical trial for child anxiety.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Brain response associated with parent-based treatment for childhood anxiety disordersNIMH2018
R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant AwardNIMH2017
KL2 Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from NCATSYale Center for Clinical Investigation2016
K23 Patient-Oriented Research Career Development AwardNIMH2015
Young Investigator AwardNARSAD2013

Professional Service

American Psychological AssociationScience Committee2017 - Present
Anxiety and Depression Association of AmericaPublic Education Committee2016 - Present
Reviewer for: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Journal of Abnormal Clinical Psychology, Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders2010 - 2015
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive TherapiesMember2010 - Present
American Academy of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryMember2010 - Present
International OCD FoundationMember2010 - Present

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