Dante Cicchetti

Dante Cicchetti, Ph.D., LP

ITR Director of Research

McKnight Presidential Chair of Psychology and Psychiatry and William Harris Chair, Institute of Child Development and Department of Psychiatry

Dante’s research spans developmental psychopathology, child maltreatment, developmental neuroscience, gene-environment interactions, epigenetics, mood disorders, personality disorders, and multilevel Randomized Control Trial (RCT) preventive interventions to inform developmental theory. He has launched major initiatives that have defined and established the field of developmental psychopathology. He is the founding and current editor of the influential journal Development and Psychopathology. Dr. Cicchetti is also recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) as one of their top grantees. He has received numerous awards from the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. He also is the recipient of the highly prestigious Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize ($1.06M) for his 30 years of multilevel research on the consequences of child maltreatment and conditions that lead to resilience. Dr. Cicchetti has published over 475 articles, books, and journal special issues that have had far-reaching impact.