Eric Youngstrom, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and neuroscience and psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is also the acting director of the Center for Excellence in Research and Treatment of Bipolar Disorders. He is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the relationship of emotions and psychopathology, and the clinical assessment of children and families. Dr. Youngstrom is the first recipient of the Early Career Award from SCCAP, and an elected full member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 5, 12, and 53), as well as the Association for Psychological Science and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He also chairs the Work Group on Child Diagnosis for the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, along with the Advocacy Task Force.