Dr. Adrian Angold received his medical, psychiatric and research training at the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals and the Institute of Psychiatry in London, and spent a post-doctoral year at the Depression Research Unit at Yale University. He was the leadauthor of two instruments, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment (CAPA) and the Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (MFQ). In 1988, with E. Jane Costello, Dr. Angold moved to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. They founded the Developmental Epidemiology Program and began the ongoing longitudinal Great Smoky Mountains Study as well as the Caring for Children in the Community Study. These two studies have served as “platforms” for a variety of contributions to psychiatric services, developmental, nosological and outcomes research. They are now the basis for a program of genetic and imaging studies with a particular focus on gene-environment interplay. Dr. Angold now focuses his research efforts on the study of psychiatric disorders (particularly anxiety disorders) in preschoolers.
Dr. Angold has served as interim Program Training Director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Duke University Hospital since 2011 and was named Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine in 2012. In this role, Dr. Angold oversees student education, graduate medical education, and continuing medical education for trainees ranging from medical students and allied health professional students to residents and fellows to Ph.D. candidates.