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The Training Office

Sandra M. DeJong, MD, MSc

Sandra DeJong, MDAssistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Training Director, Interim Division Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. DeJong trained in pediatrics and General Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA, and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General and McLean Hospitals. She has worked in an outpatient community hospital setting providing consultations and medication management to patients referred from pediatricians, as well as inpatient child psychiatry consultation and private practice. In addition, she served as co-Investigator with Dr. Jean Frazier on an NIMH-funded multi-site research project in the treatment of early-onset psychosis, and has written about the use of antipsychotic medications in children.

In the fall of 2004, Dr. DeJong assumed the position of Associate Training Director in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and became Training Director in July 2013. Current academic interests include neurodevelopmental disorders, e-professionalism and integrating technology into clinical practice, ethics in child psychiatry, and psychiatric education. She is the author of Blogs and Tweets, Texting and Friending: Social Media and the Internet in Health Care published by Elsevier in 2014. She serves on the Steering Committee and the Executive Council of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Training (AADPRT), and as Program Chair for the 2015 Annual Meeting. She will serve as AADPRT President effective 2017. She participated in the 2014 ACGME Subspecialty Milestones Taskforce to develop Milestones for Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. She is Editor of the Child Psychiatry Resident In-Training Examination (PRITE), and also serves on the Ethics Committee of the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Nicholas Carson, MD, FRCPC

Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Associate Training Director
Clinical Research Associate, Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research

Dr. Carson is a graduate of the child psychiatry fellowship at Cambridge Health Alliance and completed residency training in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania in the Clinical Research Scholars Program. His research in mental health services for multicultural communities has explored the quality and social determinants of mental health treatment among Haitian youth at CHA. He is co-investigator on several major NIH-funded grants at the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research on topics of patient-provider communication, mechanisms of health care disparities, and intervention research to improve patient participation in treatment. Dr. Carson also studies the effects of mass media and technology on the mental health and development of youth, including an on-going, trainee-initiated survey of media use among inpatients on the adolescent unit at the Cambridge Hospital. He also serves on the Media Committee of the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Carson teaches the summer Scholarly Activities seminar for first-year fellows, co-leads the Clinical Scholarship (Journal Club) seminar for first and second-year fellows, precepts the first-year psychopharmacology clinic, and is a Team Leader on the Friday Evaluation Team. He assumed the role of Associate Training Director in July 2013.

Roopali Bhargava

Training Coordinator
Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Roopali Bhargava graduated from McGill University with a degree in Psychology. She joined CHA in December 2012 bringing with her many years experience in program/project management and administration. Roopali's recent positions include Global Operations Manager at an international nonprofit educational organization, Regional Program Director for Earthwatch Institute and Event Manager at the New England Aquarium. In addition to being the Coordinator for the training program she is also the administrative coordinator for the Child Psychiatry leadership team at Cambridge Health Alliance.