Matthew Biel, M.D., M.Sc.

Matthew Biel, MD, MSc is the Marriott Chair of Child, Adolescent, and Family Mental Health, and Professor and Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center/MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.  He co-directs the Early Childhood Innovation Network, a citywide effort to improve developmental outcomes for children and families in Washington, DC.   Dr. Biel was selected as an Aspen Ascend Fellow in 2018.  His work addresses the impact of adversity and stress upon children, adolescents, and families, with research centering on reducing health disparities, improving access to mental health care for underserved children, adolescents, and families through programs based in primary care and school settings, and developing clinical interventions focusing on trauma and resilience, anxiety, and autism.  He has published numerous articles and book chapters and is involved nationally in psychiatric education and advocacy for children’s mental health.  He co-chairs the Committee on Health Promotion and Prevention at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  Dr. Biel received his medical degree and a master’s degree in Community Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  He trained in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine.