Lisa Durette

Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Expertise: Pediatric Psychiatry, Behavioral Health, General Psychiatry, Addiction Treatment

Biography

Dr. Lisa Durette, an assistant professor with the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, serves as the founding director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. Her research interests include trauma, particularly in foster care youth; child and teen mental health; and addiction treatment.

Durette is board-certified in both general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as in addiction medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. She has been awarded Distinguished Fellow distinction by both the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the American Psychiatric Association. She serves as the Nevada delegate to the AACAP assembly, and sits on the organization's Advocacy Committee and the Adoption and Foster Care Committee. An advocate of children’s mental health, Durette was appointed to the Governor’s Commission of Behavioral Health. She also serves on the State of Nevada’s Children’s System of Care Behavioral Health Subcommittee, where she co-chairs the Workforce Development subcommittee.

In addition to teaching psychiatry fellows and first-year medical students, Durette serves as the co-founder and medical director of Healthy Minds, a Southern Nevada outpatient treatment center that provides mental health services for adults and children, as well as addiction services. The former U.S. Air Force Reserves flight surgeon also routinely provides community presentations aimed at educating the public on common psychiatric disorders seen in youth and removing the stigma often attached to psychiatric illnesses. 

Education

  • Residency in General Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina
  • M.D., University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • B.A., Chemistry and French, Agnes Scott College

Lisa Durette In The News

M.S.N.
May 25, 2022
The senseless murders of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas is striking near the hearts of many local parents, especially with those who have kids in grade school. Many also wonder if or when it’s appropriate to speak with their children about the tragedy over concerns it might make them unnecessarily upset.
K.S.N.V. T.V. News 3
May 25, 2022
The senseless murders of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas is striking near the hearts of many local parents, especially with those who have kids in grade school. Many also wonder if or when it’s appropriate to speak with their children about the tragedy over concerns it might make them unnecessarily upset.
K.S.N.V. T.V. News 3
May 2, 2022
A new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by researchers at UC San Francisco shows a startling percentage of young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 reported mental health symptoms through the month of June and into early July 2021. Based on a review of 28-hundred young adults, 48% acknowledged anxiety or depression during that time. And of that cohort, 36% reported their counseling needs were not met.
K.S.N.V. T.V. News 3
December 16, 2021
Mental health experts started to notice more children having mental health issues after the covid lockdowns began.

Articles Featuring Lisa Durette

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Campus News | December 29, 2021

A collection of news stories from 2021 highlighting UNLV’s continuing response to COVID-19 and faculty experts who have helped make sense of the pandemic and its impact to daily life. 

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Campus News | September 7, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.

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Campus News | January 5, 2021

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.

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Business and Community | December 31, 2020

As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.