Children's Hospital Colorado

Research at the Pediatric Mental Health Institute

What our mental health research means for kids

Our researchers are working to change the future of mental health by discovering the causes of mental illness and developing better treatment for children.

Discovering the causes of mental illness in childhood

Drs. Amanda Law, Benjamin Mullin and Joel Stoddard are studying the genetics, molecular biology and altered brain development that are related to mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, anorexia nervosa, anxiety and panic, and bipolar disorder.

Developing better treatments for mental health problems

Drs. Bruno Anthony, Laura Anthony, Jonathan Miller, Robin Gabriels and Joel Stoddard are developing more effective treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder and childhood obesity.

Delivering the best treatments wherever children and families seek help for mental health challenges

Drs. Bruno Anthony, Laura Anthony and Douglas Novins are designing better ways to support schools, pediatricians and community mental health providers to deliver the best mental health care possible. Their research addresses attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, substance use disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder.

The impact of your continued support

We have a big goal to better understand mental illness, from diagnosis and treatment to best practices system-wide. That's why our Research Fund is essential to continuing this progress. We invite you to make a gift today to help create a better mental health future for kids and teens. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.

Learn more about the Pediatric Mental Health Institute. Or, contact us by calling 720-777-6200.