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Sherryl Scott Heller, PhD

Specialty Areas:

child development, perinatal health, educational interventions

VPI Core Areas

VPI Core Areas: #Child Maltreatment

Angles of Approach

#Mental Health Psychological


Dr. Sherryl Scott Heller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Heller’s primary areas of practice are threefold: Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) consultation to childcare, reflective supervision with early childhood (EC) practitioners/providers and EC home visitation. Currently Heller’s violence prevention work is primarily intervention and educational in nature as she provides training and education around the impacts of violence on children to EC practitioners/providers. Heller’s research focuses on: attachment, child abuse, and violence intervention, and IECMH consultation.


Publications: Mendeley

Selected Publications


Dr. Heller’s School of Medicine profile page