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Kate Fitzgerald

Phil F. Jenkins Research Professor of Depression

Residency and Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Michigan
MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine
MS, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Wayne State University School of Medicine
BA, Amherst College

Dr. Fitzgerald is the Phil F. Jenkins Research Professor of Depression at the University of Michigan Medical School.  She is a child psychiatrist with clinical expertise in pediatric obsessive compulsive and anxiety disorders. Dr. Fitzgerald co-leads a team of interdisciplinary clinicians and researchers within the University of Michigan Child OCD and Anxiety Disorders Program (COAP). Her research has implicated alterations of neural substrate for task control in affected children, adolescents, and adults. Currently, she is conducting research to elucidate developmentally sensitive mechanisms of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for patients at different ages. Dr. Fitzgerald is also studying a cognitive training strategy designed to reduce early childhood anxiety by increasing neural capacity for cognitive control. She has published extensively on these topics in general and in child psychiatric journals.


Neurally targeted cogniteive training to reduce childhood anxiety; fMRI to identify neural mechanisms of psychotherapy effect in pediatric anxiety and OCD

University Affiliation(s)

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Community and Professional Affiliation(s)

AACAP | ACNP | ADAA | One Mind

Research Area(s)

Behavioral medicine | Biomarkers | Clinical research | Targeted therapies | mental health | youth well-being and development