Vice Chair for Education
NYU School of Medicine
Dr. Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH, leads the educational efforts of the Child Study Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone Health, where he is Vice Chair for Education and Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the NYU School of Medicine. In addition to supervising one of the largest training programs in the country in child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital Center, and Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center, Dr. Shatkin is the founder and director of nation's largest undergraduate mental health studies program, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies (CAMS) at NYU. His major clinical interests are mood and anxiety disorders, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, disruptive behavior disorders, and sleep. His primary research focus is in medical education, risk and resilience, and sleep.
A consummate physician who cares for patients each day, Dr. Shatkin is one of the country's foremost voices in child and adolescent mental health. He has authored more than 100 articles, chapters, and published abstracts throughout his career, along with three books: (1) Born To Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe (Penguin, 2017); (2) Child and Adolescent Mental Health: A Practical, All-in-One Guide (W.W. Norton, 2009, Second Edition 2015); and (3) Pediatric Sleep Disorders, co-edited with Anna Ivanenko, MD, PhD, (Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 2009). He is frequently featured in top print, radio, TV, and Internet media, including the New York Times, Good Morning America, Parade, CNN, New York Magazine, Health Day, Huffington Post, CBS Evening News, New York Daily News, Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. In addition, for the past ten years, Dr. Shatkin has hosted "About Our Kids," a two-hour call-in radio show broadcast live every Friday morning from 8 – 10 AM on Sirius/XM's Doctor Radio, Channel 110.
Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, Dr. Shatkin served for two years with the National Health Service Corps in rural Arkansas before becoming the Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Autism Services at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic). Dr. Shatkin received his Bachelors degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Medical Doctorate from the State University of New York at Brooklyn (Downstate Medical Center) and completed his post-graduate training in general and child/adolescent psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. He is board certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry; a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.