Bruno Anthony


Bruno J. Anthony, Ph.D.

Deputy Director, Center for Child and Human Development
Vice Chair Department of Pediatrics
Department of Psychiatry and Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
Georgetown University Medical Center

3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 3300
Box 571485, Washington, DC 20057-1485
Telephone: 202-687-5086
Fax: 202-687-1954




Bruno J. Anthony, Ph.D. is a child clinical psychologist and Deputy Director of the Georgetown Center for Child and Human Development, which, for over 40 years, has focused on enhancing knowledge to improve systems, practice, and outcomes for children, youth and adults through efforts to enhance service delivery systems at the national, state and community levels. He is also Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Research and Research Scientist at the MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI). Dr. Anthony received degrees in Developmental Psychology at Columbia University and Clinical Psychology at the University of Wisconsin and post-doctoral internship at the Yale Child Study Center. He carried out work on neurodevelopmental disorders at the intramural division of NIMH prior to joining the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland where he was Director of the Maryland Center for Attention and Developmental Disorders.

Dr. Anthony received an NIMH Career Development Award (K23) in mental health services and since that time has focused his work in areas of effective interventions for children with behavioral health and developmental challenges within community settings (schools, mental health clinics, primary care), including early childhood mental health. As Research Core Director of the NIMH Center for Mental Health Services in Primary Care and a member of the DC Collaborative for Behavioral Health in Primary Care, he has been engaged in adapting the chronic care model for addressing behavioral/developmental problems of children and young adults in primary care, including increasing the capacity of primary care staff to identify concerns, implement brief effective treatments and foster integrative care. His work also focuses on ways to empower youth and families in decision-making, including programs to help providers and families build effective partnerships to enhance outcomes. In addition, his research is aimed at understanding the factors underlying differences in access to and quality of health services for underrepresented minority populations anchored in community based participatory research principles. He currently directs the Research, Education and Training Core of the Georgetown/Howard University NIMHD Center of Excellence in Health Disparities in the Nation’s Capital, leading programs to accelerate minority health and health disparities research education and enhance its accessibility to students, junior faculty members, and clinical trainees.

Dr. Anthony has been the lead investigator on a variety of large federal and state grants and has served as a member of NIH Study Sections and PCORI Review panels (Health Disparities). He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and lectures widely both nationally and locally.