Matthew Biel, MD, MSc is Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Georgetown University Hospital and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He co-directs the Early Childhood Innovation Network, a citywide effort to improve developmental outcomes for children and families living in underserved communities in Washington, DC. Dr. Biel’s work addresses the impact of adversity and stress upon children and families. His clinical efforts focus on children and adolescents with anxiety and stress disorders, trauma-related conditions, autism spectrum disorders, and complex medical illnesses. His research has centered on reducing health disparities, improving access to mental health care for underserved children and families through projects based in primary care and school settings, and clinical interventions focusing on trauma and resilience, anxiety, and autism. He has published numerous articles and book chapters and is involved nationally in psychiatric education and advocacy for children’s mental health. Dr. Biel received his medical degree and a master’s degree in Community Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained in general psychiatry and in child and adolescent psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine.
Areas of Research: Health disparities, Mental health interventions in pediatric primary care, Coexisting medical and psychiatric conditions in children, Autism spectrum disorders, Trauma, Anxiety and mood disorders in children and families