Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Ruth Perou, PhD
Areas of Expertise
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Tourette′s Syndrome
Child Development Studies Team Leader, NCBDDD
Ruth Perou, PhD, is the Child Development Studies Team Leader at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD).
Dr. Perou is working on implementing CDC′s public health agendas on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Tourette′s Syndrome and related comorbidities. She is the Project Director of Legacy for Children™, CDC′s national program to promote optimal child development outcomes in low income families. Additionally, she is working on the CDC initiative on developmental health, an effort to promote child health and well-being by recognizing the importance of early identification and early intervention for children with or at-risk for developmental delays, developmental disabilities, and childhood disorders.
Dr. Perou received her PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.
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