Andrea Danese MD, PhD

King's College London
Clinical Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Andrea Danese is a clinical academic working in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. After training at the Institute of Psychiatry King’s College London and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Dr. Danese joined the Faculty of the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and MRC Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry. His research focuses on the biological mechanisms through which early experiences influence child development and, thus, exert enduring effects on adult health. Dr. Danese has been collaborating with the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, a life-course investigation of 1,000 individuals born in 1972-1973 in Dunedin, New Zealand. He has also been collaborating the Environmental-Risk Longitudinal Twin Study, which follows 1,100 British families with twins born in 1994-1995. He was awarded the 2007 Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship in Clinical Sciences, the 2008 Scholar Award from the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS), the 2009 NARSAD Young Investigator Award, the 2009 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Developmental Origins of Adult Health (DOHaD), the 2010 Denis Hill Prize for Junior Medical Faculty at the Institute of Psychiatry, and the 2010 Royal Society of Medicine Mental Health Foundation Research Prize. Dr. Danese has been actively engaged divulgating findings from his research through the media, including BBC News 2007, BBC News 2010, BBC Radio4, Financial Times, US News, The New Yorker, CTV, The New Zealand Herald, Reuters, Il Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, Medscape, New Scientist, and Science News. His research contributed to discussions about social and public health policies at the UK House of Commons, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the US National Poverty Center, and the University of Chicago School of Public Policy.