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Felton Earls, CHR Member

Felton Earls is Professor of Human Development at the Harvard School of Public Health, a position he has held since 1990. From 1990 to 2012 he was Professor of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He served as Director of the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods from 1990-2005, and was Principal Investigator of Ecology of HIV/AIDS and Child Mental Health in Tanzania from 2002-2009. From 1983-1989, he served as the Ittleson Professor of Child Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Earls received an MD from Howard University School of Medicine in 1967 and did post-graduate training in neurophysiology at the University of Wisconsin and New York Medical College. He went on to study adult psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Earls is the recipient of the Distinguished Psychiatrist Award, the Blanch F. Ittelson Award from the American Psychiatric Association, and the Dale Richmond Award from the Academy of Pediatrics. He is a member of the U.S. Institute of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.