The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston

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R. Andrew Harper, M.D.

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Biography:

Dr. Andrew Harper is the Medical Director of the University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston where he also serves as an Assistant Dean for Educational Programs. After completing his undergraduate studies at Baylor University, Dr. Harper received his MD from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston where he also completed residencies in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His clinical experience is primarily in the area of inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry. He is also involved in the education of medical students and psychiatry residents.

Clinical and Research Interests:

  1. Child and adolescent inpatient care
  2. Telepsychiatry, impulsivity and aggression, mood disorders in children and adolescents

Publications (selected):

  • Dougherty, D. M., Bjork, J. M., Harper, R. A., Marsh, D. M., Moeller, F. G., and Mathias, C. W. Behavioral Impulsivity Paradigms: A Comparison in Hospitalized Adolescents with Disruptive Behavior Disorders. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 44:8 2003
  • Dougherty D M, Bjork J M, Moeller F G, Harper R A, Marsh D M, Mathias C W, Swann A C. Familial transmission of Continuous Performance Test behavior: attentional and impulsive response characteristics. Journal of General Psychology. 130:1 2003.
  • Moeller F G, Dougherty D M, Barratt E S, Oderinde V, Mathias C W, Harper R A, Swann A C. Increased impulsivity in cocaine dependent subjects independent of antisocial personality disorder and aggression. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.68:1 2002.

 

Faculty Biography

R. Andrew Harper, M.D.
  • R. Andrew Harper, M.D.
    Professor
    Medical Director, University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center
    Assistant Dean for Educational Programs, Medical School
    Vice Chair of Education, Department of Psychiatry
    Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas System
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • University of Texas-Houston Medical School
    2800 S. MacGregor Way
    Houston, Texas 77021
  • phone: (713) 741-7805
  • Fax: (713) 741-6909
    e-mail: R.Andrew.Harper
    @uth.tmc.edu
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