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Moira Ann Rynn

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry, Child & Family Mental Health & Community Psychiatry
2400 Pratt St 7th Floor, Box 102508, Durham, NC 27710

Overview


Dr. Rynn is Chair for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. She is an internationally-renowned expert in the treatment of pediatric mood and anxiety disorders. She has spent her career focused on improving treatments for children, adolescents, and young adults with treatment refractory mood and anxiety disorders. Her most recent studies have examined novel augmentation treatment strategies for pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and treatment models for adolescent depression in the primary care setting.  Dr. Rynn received her medical degree from Rutgers University. She completed her internship and residency in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and served as Chief Resident.  After completing her adult psychiatry training, she completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia followed by a Neuropsychopharmacology Research Fellowship sponsored by the NIMH at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Prior to joining Columbia University, Dr. Rynn was medical director of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Section of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences · 2024 - Present Psychiatry, Child & Family Mental Health & Community Psychiatry, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences · 2017 - Present Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Clinical Science Departments
Interim Co-Division Director of Behavioral Medicine and Neurosciences · 2020 - Present Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications


Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School · 1991 M.D.