Co-Director of the Pediatric Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Academic Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Co-Director of the Child OCD & Anxiety Disorders Program
Dr. Kate Fitzgerald is the Phil F. Jenkins Research Professor of Depression in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Fitzgerald also serves as the Academic Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and as Co-Director of the Child OCD & Anxiety Disorders Program within the Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry. She is a longtime member of the U-M Depression Center.
Dr. Fitzgerald is a clinical expert in the evaluation and management of pediatric anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders. Her current research involves using fMRI, EEG, and behavioral assessments to look for biomarkers of pediatric anxiety disorders to serve as neural targets for novel, mechanism-based treatments.
She is particularly interested in how cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) improves brain function in anxious youth. She is also involved in research focusing on the dissemination of CBT in the schools. Dr. Fitzgerald co-directs the department’s Child OCD & Anxiety Disorders Program and serves as Academic Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Education and Training
Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency and Fellowship
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, University of Michigan
Psychiatry Residency, University of Michigan
“Developing new strategies for understand the biological basis of anxiety will lead us to better treatments so we can help more kids achieve their full potential.”Kate FitzgeraldUMICH