Nathan Copeland, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Dr. Copeland joined the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development where he will see patients in the growing autism clinics.  Additionally, he plays a key role in our Division’s collaborations with local MCOs, mental health and pediatric primary care providers to improve care for children and adolescents at risk for worsening mental illness, and incorporate advocacy work through these projects.

Dr. Copeland received his MD from University of Tennessee in 2011 and completed both his General Adult Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from 2011-2017.  During this time, he had the opportunity to work with Dr. Lin Sikich and her clinical trials team, participated in a Global Psychiatry elective in Belize, was a Chief Resident, and served as an Advocacy Fellow for the North Carolina Psychiatric Association. Dr. Copeland’s clinical interests include the impacts of autism and mental health on children and their families, psychopharmacologic management of mental illness, community resources and therapy options, mental health systems and policy, and residency education.