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Dr. John DiLallo

Office of Child and Family Health, NYC Administration for Children’s Services
Director of Psychotropic Medications Oversight
New York, NY, USA


John DiLallo, MD is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who directs oversight for psychotropic medication use for the approximately 13,000 children residing in foster care under the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). He is currently working on a pilot project examining barriers to best mental health practices for children taking antipsychotic medications for irritability and aggression, including clinician-perceived barriers to trauma-informed care. Dr. DiLallo is chair of the ACS Psychotropic Advisory Committee and author of the ACS Psychotropic Medications Guidelines reviewed today. He represents ACS on the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Justices Psychotropic Medications Committee, the New York State Psychotropic Medications Quality Improvement Collaborative, and the New York State Medicaid Redesign Team.  Dr. DiLallo is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York University, and the ACS Site Director for the Atlas Project, an NYU Child Study Center project to disseminate trauma-informed practices in the child welfare system.

Dr. DiLallo completed residency and research training at the Harvard Medical School—Cambridge Hospital in 2000. He has extensive clinical experience with children and youth in residential, day treatment and outpatient settings, and maintains an active clinical practice in New York City. He has presented and published in areas of developmental trauma, adolescent Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement techniques, personality subtypes of disruptive adolescents, and orientation of  family court and child welfare staff to psychiatric treatment plans. He is board certified in General Psychiatry and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
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