Nancy Rappaport, M.D.

Our expert presenter is Dr. Nancy Rappaport, a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rappaport completed her internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital. She has worked with the Cambridge public schools as an attending child and adolescent psychiatrist for more than 18 years.
Dr. Rappaport received the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Sidney Berman Award for the School-Based Study and Treatment of Learning Disorders and Mental IIlness in 2012. She authored the memoir In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother's Suicide (Basic Books, September 2009), winner of the Boston Authors Club's 2010 Julia Ward Howe Prize. Her newest book is The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students (Harvard Education Press, April 2012), written with behavioral analyst Jessica Minahan. Learn more about Dr. Rappaport’s work at

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