Joseph C. Blader, PhD Promoted to the Rank of Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Joseph C. Blader, PhD has been promoted to the rank of Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry. In recommending Dr. Blader for promotion, Mark J. Sedler, MD, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, highlighted the important contributions Dr. Blader has made to scientific research and his record of service to the University.

Dr. Blader, who came to Stony Brook in 2003, is a senior research psychologist in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. During his nine years at Stony Brook Dr. Blader has received a continuous series of grants and awards from extramural funding sources. Currently, he is the principal investigator on a $4 million R01 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study stepped pharmacotherapy for aggressive youth with ADHD. He has authored more than 20 journal articles, written several book chapters and given presentations at dozens of scientific meetings.

Dr. Blader is director of the psychopathology course for the fellowship program in child and adolescent psychiatry. In the School of Medicine, he has served as a section leader in the course on Medicine in Contemporary Society II. He also lectures on ADHD, research methods and principles of psychopharmacology. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the General Clinical Research Center and the School of Medicine Faculty Senate Executive Committee. He serves as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is a reviewer for several prestigious psychiatric journals.

Dr. Blader received his Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University and his masters and PhD in clinical psychology from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. He has a master of science degree in epidemiology and clinical research from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received research awards from the NIMH, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, and a Career Development Award from the NIH Pediatric Research Initiative.

Summarizing Dr. Blader’s record of accomplishment, Dr. Vincent Fornari, Professor of Psychiatry at Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, described him as “a scholar, a researcher, a mentor and a teacher who is a recognized leader in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry research.”