John March, M.D., M.P.H.

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Phone: 919-668-4644

DCRI NP 8061
2400 Pratt Street
Box 3850
Duke University Med. Center
Durham, NC 27710

Email: john DOT march AT duke DOT edu


Duke Clinical Research Institute

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, School of Medicine

DIBS Faculty

Research Description

Dr. March is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of the Division of Neurosciences Medicine at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Dr. March develops, conducts and facilitates research projects in adult and child neurology and psychiatry that range from biomarker/biosignature development and validation, imaging genomics, Phase I-IV industry and Federal clinical trials, to outcomes research. As member of the DTMI leadership council and as the therapeutic area leader for the DCRU and the DCRI, Dr. March is particularly interested in working with DIBS faculty to address the T1 and T2 translational research blocks in their particular areas of interest.


M.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1978

M.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles, Epidemiology, 1978

M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Molecular Biology, 1974

B.A., University of California, Riverside, Biology, 1972

B.A., University of California, Riverside, Political Science, 1970

Recent Publications

March, J.S. (2009), The future of psychotherapy for mentally ill children and adolescents. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 50(1-2): p. 170-9.

Walkup JT, Albano AM, Piacentini J, Birmaher B, Compton SN, Sherrill JT, Ginsburg GS, Rynn MA, McCracken J, Waslick B, Iyengar S, March JS, Kendall PC (2008). Cognitive behavioral therapy, sertraline, or a combination in childhood anxiety. New Engl J Med 359(26):2753-2766.

Levitt, P. and J. March. (2008). "Transformative Neurodevelopmental Research in Mental Illness: Report of the National Advisory Mental Health Council Workgroup." from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/advisory-boards-and-groups/namhc/neurodevelopment_workgroup_report.pdf.

Research Areas

Research Topics

  • Biomarker/biosignature discovery and validation
  • Imaging genomics in pediatric psychiatry
  • Phase I-IV clincial trials / outcomes research