Contributing Experts

September 1, 2011

Glen R. Elliott, Ph.D., M.D.

Dr. Elliott is a Clinical Professor (Affiliated) at the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director at Children's Health Council, a not-for-profit child and adolescent mental health facility affiliated with Stanford. Dr. Elliott is renowned for his work with children with ADHD and with autism, and for his expertise with psychopharmacology with children.

Dr. Elliott has a longstanding interest in improving the diagnosis and treatment of severe psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. He has been involved at a national level in helping to call the nation's attention to the need for more research on these disorders, serving as Vice-Chair for an Institute of Medicine study that resulted in a child mental health research initiative at National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

As a clinician and as a researcher, Dr. Elliott strives to clarify the appropriate use of psychoactive medications in relieving the distress of children and adolescents with severe mental illnesses while minimizing risks to their immediate welfare and long-term development. His book Medicating Young Minds: How To Know if Psychiatric Drugs Will Help or Hurt Your Child, is a guide for parents to both medication and other treatment options for severe psychiatric disorders of childhood.

Dr. Elliott obtained his PhD and MD through the Stanford Medical Scientist Training Program. In addition to his policy work at the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences, he also worked with the Division of Health Policy Research and Education at Harvard.

Upon completing training in general psychiatry at McLean Hospital/Harvard and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford, Dr. Elliott joined the Stanford faculty in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 1986. Dr. Elliott is a member of the faculty at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Last Updated: August 6, 2014