Join the mHRC group as Helen Egger, MD, presents:
“Digital Mental Health:
My Journey from Academia to Start-up (Little Otter)”
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Helen Egger MD, Co-founder and Chief Medical & Scientific Officer, Little Otter
Dr. Helen Egger is a child psychiatrist, renowned research scientist in early childhood mental health, and an academic leader. After 30+ years in academic medicine, she co-founded Little Otter with her daughter, Rebecca Egger, to transform how children and families get access to high-quality mental health care. The foundation of Little Otter is Dr. Egger’s clinical, scientific, and operational expertise in evidence-based, high-quality pediatric mental health.
Prior to joining Little Otter, Dr. Egger was Chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health (NYULH), the Arnold Simons Professor, and Director of the NYU Langone Child Study Center. As Chair, she led the department’s large, multi-site, private and public system of clinical care staffed by 145 providers. At NYULH, Dr. Egger also founded and led a digital child mental health research lab called the WonderLab.
Before moving to NYULH, Dr. Egger was a tenured faculty member at Duke Health where she founded the Early Childhood Mental Health Lab within the Center for Developmental Epidemiology. As creator of the first interview to assess preschool mental health and seminal NIMH-funded longitudinal studies, Dr. Egger has shaped the science and clinical practice of toddler/preschool mental health. At Duke, Dr. Egger also served as Vice-Chair and Chief of
the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and led a transformation of clinical care called Duke Integrated Pediatric Mental Health.
Dr. Egger served on the Board of Zero to Three (ZTT) for 13 years and is a co-author of ZTT’s Diagnostic Classification: 0-5.
Dr. Egger attended Yale College and Yale School of Medicine. She completed her adult, child, and post-doctoral research training at Duke University School of Medicine.