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.
- 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