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Eli Lebowitz, PhD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Eli Lebowitz, PhD, is a child and adolescent psychologist and director of the Yale Child Study Center’s Anxiety and Mood Disorders Program.

“Anxiety disorders are the most treatable problems in mental health,” Lebowitz says. “I enjoy helping children and families impacted by anxiety problems and discovering new ways to treat these problems.”

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. Lebowitz is the lead investigator on multiple research projects, and is the author of numerous research papers and of books and chapters on childhood and adolescent anxiety.

He also developed a parent-based treatment program for children and adolescents with anxiety, OCD, and related problems called SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions). SPACE has been tested and found to be effective in randomized controlled clinical trials.

Lebowitz says being able to make new discoveries through clinical and neurobiological research and helping children and families is what makes him passionate about his work.


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

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)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Italiano (Italian)

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