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Debbie R. Carter, MD

        Debbie R. Carter, MD

Bldg. 500, Level 2, Rm. E2330

Phone:  303-724-6022

Email:  Dr. Carter


Debbie R. Carter, MD

Associate Professor


Positions and Employment:

Residency in General Psychiatry, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1983-1987

Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1986-1988

Academic Appointmens at University of Colorado Denver:

    • Department of Psychiatry, Division-Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,   1995- present
    • Department of Medicine, Division Infectious Disease, 2001-2002
    • Department of Pediatrics, Kempe Center, 2004- present

Professional Positions at University of Colorado Denver:

    • Medical Director, Forensic Adolescent Consultation and Treatment Service, Programs for Public Psychiatry, 1995-2002
    • Medical Director, Multisystemic Therapy Team, 1997-present
    • Program Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2002-2010
    • Medical Director, Kempe Therapeutic Preschool, 2005- present



Trainee and Trainee-Consultant, Department of Health and Human Services, American Psychiatric Association/NIMH, 1986-1988

Commissioned Officers Award, United States Public Health Service Citation, 1990

Clinician of the Year Award, Mental Health Association of Colorado, 1997

Dane Prough Award Distinguished Teaching in Child Psychiatry, 2003

President, CO Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Society, 2005


Teaching Activities:

professionalism Core Competency Seminar, Course Director2008-present

School Consultation – Teachers as  “Truant Outreach Specialists”, 2007-2008

Evidence Based Medicine and Child Psychiatry, Course Director, 2006 -2007

Infant Seminar, Co Course Director, 2005- present

Systems Based Practice and Systems of Care, Course Director, 2004- present

Ethics Case Conference, Co-Course Director, 2003- present

Child Development, Co-Course Director, 2003- 2008

Journal Club, Director, 2003-present

Forensics, Co Course Director, 2003- present

Diagnosis & Treatment, Co Course Director, 2003- present

Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Director, 2003-present

PGY III Child Psychiatry & Family Therapy Survey course, Course Director, 1999-2009


Clinical Activities:

Child Psychiatry Clinic Attending, Multisystemic Therapy Therapist/Psychiatrist, University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) Psychiatric Outpatient Services, 1997- present

Child Psychiatry Clinic Attending, The Children’s Hospital Denver  Psychiatric Outpatient Services, 2004-2005

Harris Team Psychiatry  Attending, The Haven  Women’s Addiction Residential Program, 2008-present




Carter, D. and Herbert, S.   Child and Adolescent Sexuality.  In:  Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:  Second Edition. Sexson S.B. and David, R.B. (eds.).  Malden MA: Blackwell Publishing, Ltd. 2005

Heffron, W. Pumariega, A., Fallon T. and Carter, D.  Youth in Juvenile Justice System.  In: The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Systems of Care Pumariega, A., Winters N., (eds.) San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2003

Novins, D, Carter, D. et al. DSMIV Cultural Formulation: Amer. Acad. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1996

Carter, D. and Al-Mateen, C. Sexuality.  In:  Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: For the Clinician.  Parmelee, D.X, and David, R.B. (eds.).  St. Louis, MO:  1996 Mosby-Year Book, Inc.


Grants and Contracts:

Colorado Dept. of Public Safety Division of Criminal Justice – Community Based Management Pilot Programs for Youth with Mental Illness who are Involved in the Criminal Justice System, (UCH – MST) – Grant Co- Originator and Medical Director (250,000), 2001-2003   

Colorado Department of Human Services, UCHSC, Programs for Public Psychiatry,    F.A.C.T.S. - Division of Youth Corrections collaboration project.  Grant Project Director. (1.2 million), 1996 - 2002   

Ryan White Grant - UCHSC Dept of Infectious Disease, Mental Health Program, Grant Project - Medical Director. (200,000), 2001