Jack McClellan, MD

Personal Statement

I am a Professor in the Division of Child Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at the University of Washington, and the Medical Director of Child Study and Treatment Center, the State Hospital for children and adolescents in Washington State. My primary research focus addresses the genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders.  Our research supports that a substantial portion of neuropsychiatric disease, including schizophrenia and autism, stems from individually rare deleterious mutations in genes important for brain development.My clinical research addresses the diagnosis and treatment of early-onset psychotic illnesses.  I authored the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s diagnostic and treatment guidelines for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.   


Medical school: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
Residency: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Medical Director, Child Study and Treatment Center

Recent Publications

Narrative Review: Impairing Emotional Outbursts: What They Are and What We Should Do About Them.
(2022 Mar 28)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry
Carlson GA, Singh MK, Amaya-Jackson L, Benton TD, Althoff RR, Bellonci C, Bostic JQ, Chua JD, Findling RL, Galanter CA, Gerson RS, Sorter MT, Stringaris A, Waxmonsky JG, McClellan JM

Commentary: Getting kids what they need, where they are, when they need it: home-based services in a continuum of care - a commentary on Boege et al. (2021).
(2021 Nov)
Child Adolesc Ment Health 26(4): 375-377
Simmons S, McClellan J

Adaptation and validation of a computerized neurocognitive battery in the Xhosa of South Africa.
(2021 Sep)
Neuropsychology 35(6): 581-594
Scott JC, Moore TM, Stein DJ, Pretorius A, Zingela Z, Nagdee M, Ngqengelele L, Campbell M, Sibeko G, King MC, McClellan JM, Port AM, Jackson C, Ruparel K, Susser ES, Gur RC

A tipping point in neuropsychiatric genetics.
(2021 May 5)
Neuron 109(9): 1411-1413
McClellan JM, King MC

Debate: Putting psychiatric hospitalization for children and adolescents in its place: it is time to create a system of care that works.
(2021 May)
Child Adolesc Ment Health 26(2): 174-175
McClellan J

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