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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Michael Assel, Ph.D.

Michael  Assel
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Learning Institute, UTHealth Medical School
  • Staff Psychologist, Dan L. Duncan Children's Neurodevelopment Clinic, Children’s Learning Institute

Michael Assel, Ph.D., evaluates children with a range of developmental differences and is co-investigator of several studies funded by the Texas Education Agency and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Assel specializes in learning disabilities, children’s behavior, child development, adolescent issues and behavior, pervasive developmental disorders, language delays, attention deficit disorder and the effects of early maternal interaction behaviors. Assel is also available to discuss how to talk with children about approaching storms.


Andrew Harper, M.D.

Andrew  Harper
  • Medical Director, University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center
  • Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UTHealth Medical School
  • Vice Chair of Education, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Assistant Dean for Educational Programs, UTHealth Medical School

Andrew Harper, M.D., specializes in child and adolescent inpatient care, telepsychiatry, impulsivity and aggression and mood disorders in children and adolescents.