Liane J. Leedom, M.D.

Adjunct Professor


Hi! I'm Dr. Leedom, hope to see you in class. I did my undergraduate work at the University of Southern California (USC), where I obtained a B.S. in Psychobiology in 1983. I graduated from the USC Medical School in 1987. While in medical school I was active in research. I published many papers on the psychoneuroendocrinolgy of behavior.

I trained in psychiatry at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center where I was Chief Resident in 1990. As Chief Resident, I helped oversee a Psychiatric Emergency Room that served 4 million people! I was a Fellow in Consutlation and Out Patient Psychiatry at Yale/New Haven Hospital in 1991. I then studied neuroscience at Yale for five years. I was involved in researching sex steroid effects on the brain and behavior.

I have worked in St. Raphael's Hospital, New Haven, CT and St. Vincent's Hospital, Bridgeport, CT, where I specialized in treating severe depression.

I am mother to three children, two girls born in 1991 and 1993, and a boy born in 2002.

Classes I Teach:

Introduction to Psychology

Child Development

Adolescent Development

Biological Psychology

Social Psychology

Exceptional Children

Health Psychology

Abnormal Psychology

Alcohol and Drugs in Society


Just Like His Father?

Scientific Publications

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Web Site Links

Dr. Leedom's Blog

Parenting the At Risk Child
Your souce of information about parenting children with genetic risk for antisocial behavior, addiction and ADHD.

Antisocial Personality



Conduct Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder


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1. "I want to know why people do what they do!"

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4. Steps to becoming a mental health professional!

5. How psychology CAN save the world!