Education & Training

Medical School

University of Missouri School of Medicine



  • University of Missouri Health Care


Child/Adolescent Psychiatry

  • University of Missouri Health Care


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Psy-Neuro-Child and Adolescent


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Academic Information

Associate Dean for Student Programs
Professor of Psychiatry
Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-882-2923
F. 573-884-1235

Research Interests

  • Early Child Mental Health
  • Enhancing access to mental health treatment
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Areas of Expertise

  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Early childhood mental health
  • Mental health prevention and early intervention strategies for young children

Awards & Honors

  • Image Award for Administrator of the Year from the MU chapter of the NAACP, 2019
  • ATHENA Young Professional award, 2019
  • Fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership, June 2016-April 2017
    in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women
  • Eli Lilly Fellow to the U.S. Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress, November 1999
  • Program for Minority Research Training in Psychiatry, May 1997
  • (PMRTP) Mini-Fellow to APA
  • UM System-Administrative Leadership Development Program, September 2014-September 2015
  • NAACP Trailblazer Award, June 2011
  • Leadership in Academic Medicine Program, February 2010-2011
  • Outstanding Faculty Award selected by Child Psychiatry Fellows, June 2014
  • Outstanding Faculty Award selected by Residents, June 2014
  • Faculty Leadership Award: Department of Psychiatry, June 2012 and 2014
  • MU institution for Healthcare Leadership (IHL), September 2012-September 2013
  • Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Outstanding Faculty Award, June 2011, 2010, 2006
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Chief Resident, November 2001-February 2002
  • General Psychiatry Chief Resident, July 1999-June 2000
  • Outstanding Senior Resident in Psychiatry, July 1999-June 2000
  • Outstanding Junior Resident in Psychiatry, July 1998-June 1999
  • Psychiatry Integrated Resident Program, July 1996-December 1997
  • Brisley Phillips Scholarship, 1995-1997
  • Professional Degree Assistance Program, 1993-1994
  • George C. Brooks Undergraduate Scholarship, 1989-1993


  • Stormont, M., Young-Walker, L., (accepted but not in print).  Supporting Professional Development Needs for Early Childhood Teachers: An Exploratory Analysis of Teacher Perceptions of Stress and Challenging Behavior.  International Journal on Disability and Human Development (IJDHD).
  • Becevic, M., Green, T., Young-Walker, L., Hicks, L., Mutrux E. (2016). ‘Are there other options: Child and Adolescent Tele-psychiatry Services for Rural Population.  Journal of Health Management, Volume 18 (2): 290-294.
  • Kendhari, J., Shankar, R., Young-Walker, L. (2016). Childhood Schizophrenia.  Focus: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry.
  • Williams, L., Sexson, S., Dingle, A., Young-Walker, L., Nadyah, J., Hunt, J., (2016).  Practical Applications for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Products in Child and Adolescent Residency Training.  Academic Psychiatry, 40(2): 309-313.
  •  Airuehia, E., Young-Walker, L., Nittler, J (2015).   A Review of “Bath  Salts”: Evolving Designer Drugs of Abuse.  Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse. 24: 4 pages 186-190.
  •  Ambilichu, M.T, McCormick, M., Naseer, F., Young-Walker, L., Mansoor, R. (2014).  Treatment-Resistant Juvenile Bipolar Disorder with Psychosis.  Psychiatric Annals. 44:11 pages 489-490.