Leslie Miller, MD | Johns Hopkins Medicine
Mary A. Fristad, PhD, ABPP | The Ohio State University/Nationwide Children’s Hospital


As pediatric mental health providers, we are passionate about caring for the mental health needs of children and adolescents.  While we all know that children are not just small adults, they are often overlooked when it comes to research and clinical advancements. The goal of the child and adolescent task group is to collaboratively work toward improving pediatric mental health through research, clinical initiatives, and advocacy.


Momentum Grant, $10,000-Marijuana and Cannabidiol Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behaviors Survey (MABS), National Network of Depression Centers, 2018-2022

A trio of manuscripts stemming from the Cannabinoid Summit-research, regulatory, and clinical

Infographics based on the manuscripts

Attitudes toward ECT in Youth


Hammond, C.J., Moon, Y.J., Fristad, M.A., Kady, A. Schneck, C.D., Sullivan, A.E., Batt, M.M., Ghaziuddin, N., Leffler, J.M., Singh, M.K., Weinstein, S., Hulvershorn, L., & Miller, L. (2021). Impact of marijuana legislation on marijuana and cannabidiol related attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors among adolescents receiving mood disorder treatment in the United States. Poster presentation at the 13th Annual Meeting of the National Network of Depression Centers, Ann Arbor, MI.

Hammond, C.J, Fristad, M.A., Kady, A., Schneck, C.D., Ghaziuddin, N., Leffler, J., Singh, M.K., Weinstein, S., Hulvershorn, L., & Miller, L. (2020). Marijuana and cannabidiol attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors among youth receiving mood disorder treatment and their parents: Preliminary results from the MABS study. Presentation at the virtual National Network of Depression Centers annual meeting, October 1-2, 2020.v

Cannabinoid Summit-Concerns Regarding the Use of Cannabis-Derived Products in Youth with Mental Health Disorders, March 11, 2021

Co-Facilitators: Leslie Hulvershorn, MD & Chris Hammond, MD, PhD

State of Research Regarding Use of CBD in Youth with Mental Health Disorders: What do we know? What don’t we know?
Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD, Distinguished University Professor, Vice President for Research, Medical University of South Carolina

Current Regulatory Environment for CBD and Related Products: Deficiencies and Opportunities
Lowell Schiller, JD, Former Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy, FDA, Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, Aetion & Gillian Schauer, PhD, MPH, Senior Consultant, and Research Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington

Momentum Grant, $10,000-Feasibility of an Adolescent Mood Outcomes Network, National Network of Depression Centers, 2018-2019

Fristad, M.A., Bell, Z., Dopp, R. Ghaziuddin, N., Leffler, J., Schneck, C.D., Singh, M.K., Sullivan, A., Weinstein, S. & Miller, L. (2021). Measurement based care in youth: Feasibility and acceptance. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 31(3): 233-234.

Fristad, M.A. & Miller, L. (2019). NNDC Mood Outcomes: Patient and Clinician Attitudes. Presentation at the National Network of Depression Centers Annual Meeting, 9/18/2019.

Schneck, C. & Miller, L. (2019). Why do Youth Interventions Matter for All Patient Care? Presentation at the National Network of Depression Centers annual meeting, 9/21/2019.



Researchers from our current member institutions should contact Program Manager, Diana Burnett, at for more information about being added to the task group.

Unfortunately, we are not accepting non-affiliated researchers at this time to our Task Groups. We encourage researchers who are not from our member institutions to talk to their current institution leadership about becoming a member of our network. More information about joining the NNDC can be found on our membership opportunities page:


Drew Barzman, MD (University of Cincinnati)
Melissa Batt, MD (University of Colorado Anschutz)
Paul Croarkin, DO, MS (Mayo Clinic)
Richard Dopp, MD (University of Michigan)
Neera Ghaziuddin, MD (University of Michigan)
Rebekah Huber, PhD (University of Utah),
Leslie Hulvershorn, MD (Indiana University),
Cherry Leung, PhD, RN (University of California, San Francisco),
Aimee Sullivan, PhD (University of Colorado Anschutz),
Sally Weinstein, PhD (University of Illinois at Chicago),
Mindy Westlund Schreiner, PhD (University of Utah)
Christopher Schneck, MD (University of Colorado Anschutz)
Manpreet Singh, MD, MS (Stanford University)
Jennifer Vande Voort, MD (Mayo Clinic)

Jarrod Leffler, PhD (Virginia Commonwealth University)

*updated April 25th, 2022