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About The Authors

Victor Fornari, MD, MS
Vice Chair & Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Zucker Hillside Hospital & Cohen Children’s Medical Center and Professor, Psychiatry & Pediatrics, Donald and Barbara School of Medicine, Hofstra/Northwell Victor M. Fornari, M.D., M.S. is the Vice Chair, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the Director of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, including the Zucker Hillside Hospital & the Cohen Children’s Medical Center. He is also Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics at the Donald & Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. In 2010, Dr Fornari participated in the development of CAP PC, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry for Primary Care, (Project TEACH) funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health to facilitate and collaborate with Primary Care Providers in the care of youth with mild to moderate mental health concerns. In 2017, Project TEACH was the recipient of the American Psychiatric Association’s Psychiatric Services Achievement Bronze Award for Innovation. Dr. Fornari is an Investigator of MOBILITY, a PCORI-funded Grant to study whether metformin added to healthy lifestyle may be more effective than healthy lifestyle alone for overweight and obese youth taking second generation antipsychotic medications. (2015-2023) Dr. Fornari is an Investigator in a PCORI-funded Grant entitled START (Suicide Treatment Alternatives for Teens) to determine the most appropriate treatment for suicidal youth. (2019-2024) Dr. Fornari is the Co-Editor of the book Evidence Based Treatments for Eating Disorders: Children, Adolescent & Adults (Nova Science Press: 2009 & 2014) and well as the Editor of a book entitled: Psychiatric Nonadherence: A Solutions Based Approach (Springer, 2019) Dr. Fornari was the President of American Association of Directors of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2018-2020).

Sarah Dienstag Becker, MD

Co-Chief Fellow, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Donald & Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/ Northwell

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