Biography

Vaughn I. Rickert, PsyD, FSAM

Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Section of Adolescent Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children
Indianapolis, Indiana
 
  Director of Research
Center for Community Health and Education
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University
New York, New York

 

Vaughn I. Rickert, PsyD, FASM, is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Section of Adolescent Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Since 2001, Dr. Rickert serves as Director of Research for the Center for Community Health and Education at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in New York.

Dr. Rickert received his PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Central Michigan University and completed his pre-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He began his career in the Department of Pediatrics at Arkansas Children's Hospital and divided his time between the clinical care of children and adolescents and research. Dr. Rickert joined the Mailman School of Public Health in 2001 to head up the research and evaluation unit of the Center for Community Health and Education. The institution comprises 6 school-based health centers and a family planning clinic that provide services to adolescents and adults in the Washington Heights community of Northern Manhattan.

Dr. Rickert is a Fellow of the Society for Adolescent Medicine and maintains membership with the American Psychological Association, American Public Health Association, and American Pediatric Society. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Adolescent Health and provides guest reviews for numerous other academic publications. Dr. Rickert has given over 100 scientific presentations and workshops, most recently at the 2009 Adolescent Immunization Leadership Council in Chicago, Illinois. He has authored and coauthored over 100 publications in journals and textbooks in adolescent health. His research appears in Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Journal of the American Medical Association.