Dr. Laura Prager is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Child Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School and the Associate Chief of Academic Affairs for Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital, Boston. From 2000-2019 she was the director of both the Child Psychiatry Emergency Service Massachusetts General Hospital as well as the psychiatrist for the Massachusetts General Hospital Lung Transplant Team and for the Turner Syndrome Clinic. From 2015-2019 she was the director of the Transitional Youth Clinic, also at Massachusetts General Hospital. She also serves on the board of the New England Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and of Adolescent Consultation Services, which serves court-involved youth. Dr. Prager has won numerous teaching and mentoring awards from the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Prager is the co-author of Suicide by Security Blanket and other stories from the child psychiatry emergency service (2012) and has authored or co-authored articles in The Harvard Review of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Times, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Journal of the American Medical Association, as well as chapters in books published by Mosby, Elsevier, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and was previously also on the editorial board of Psychosomatics.