John N. Constantino, M.D.
John N. Constantino, M.D., is the Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He previously served as chair of the Mental Health Commission of the State of Missouri and is currently psychiatrist-In-chief of St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Constantino’s work focuses on understanding genetic and environmental influences on disorders of social development in childhood, for the purpose of reducing risk for lifelong impairment. He and his team have worked to understand and offset the influence of early adverse environmental experience on social development in children, particularly in relation to the prevention of child maltreatment.