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The Children's National Research Institute

Research Profile

Education & Training

  • A.B., Biology, Smith College, Northhampton, MA, (1979-1983)
  • M.D., Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, (1983-1987)
  • Residency, General Psychiatry, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, (1987-1990)
  • Fellowship, Psychiatric Genetics, National Institutes of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, (1990-1994)
  • Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Children's National Medical Center & George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, (1994-1996)

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Psychiatry, George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences
  • Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences


Adelaide Robb, M.D., is a psychopharmacologist with ongoing research studies in depression and mood disorders, anxiety and attention deficit disorder. She is Chief of the Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. 

Dr. Robb, who trained at Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health, has been on the medical staff in the Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine since 1996, rising to the rank of Professor (with tenure). She is an internationally known clinical researcher and has participated in and led multiple therapeutic trials for children with a variety of behavioral and psychiatric conditions. 

Patients interested in participating in research studies are seen at Children's National Hospital on Michigan Avenue in Northwest Washington, D.C. Patients who want a second opinion in psychopharmacologic management can be seen at the Fairfax office.

For more information about Psychopharmacology trials at Children’s National, please visit the Psychiatry Clinical Trials page or contact Dr. Robb’s team at 202-476-6067.

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

Outside Interests

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Child and Adolescent Society of Greater Washington
  • Covance
  • Eli Lilly
  • Pfizer
  • Takada
  • Supernus
  • Bracket  

Research & Publications