The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) at Columbia University resides within the Department of Emergency Medicine, currently ranked 7th in NIH funding within its field. The PEM Division has a two-decade history as a national leader in research aimed to improve the care of ill and injured children, including as a lead site of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. The PEM Division’s portfolio has included the conduct of single and multi-center research regarding the identification of significant behavioral health illness in children. This division is deeply engaged with the Department of Psychiatry to further the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of these children. Ongoing collaborations include several NIMH-funded projects focused on improving the real-time prediction of suicidal behaviors, as well as interventions aimed at reducing access to lethal means.
CHONY-6 is an outpatient clinic that serves children and adolescents for a variety of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. CHONY-6 offers treatment to children from birth through the age of 21 and works with caregivers to provide comprehensive services that consider each child’s holistic experience. With a team consisting of psychiatrist, psychologist, social workers, and nurse practitioners, CHONY-6 offers a diverse range of evidence-based treatment that includes various types of therapy and medication management.