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Expert Bios

Carla Sharp, PhD

Carla Sharp, PhD
Research Director, Adolescent Treatment Program
Expert in the development of psychological disorders in children and adolescents.
  • Research Director, Adolescent Treatment Program, The Menninger Clinic
  • Associate Professor and Director of the Developmental Psychopathology Lab, University of Houston Department of Psychology
Dr. Sharp is an expert in the development of psychological disorders in children and adolescents. As research director of the Adolescent Treatment Program, Dr. Sharp aims to improve assessment and diagnosis of childhood psychological disorders, making possible the early identification and treatment of mental illness in children and adolescents.
Dr. Sharp is a prolific presenter and writer, having extensively published papers and book chapters. She is lead editor of Social Cognition and Developmental Psychopathology and a co-author of Midbrain Mutiny: The Picoeconomic and Neureconomics of Disordered Gambling. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards and is active in professional organizations.
Born in South Africa, Dr. Sharp received her undergraduate training at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and her graduate training at The University of Cambridge, UK.