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Dr. Jean Clinton is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She is on staff at McMaster Children’s Hospital with cross appointments in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Sick Children’s Hospital.  She is also a senior scientist at the INCH (INfant Child Health) Lab at McMaster University. She has been a consultant to children and youth mental health programs, child welfare, and primary care for almost 30 years. Dr. Clinton was recently appointed as an education advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education.

She is the Faculty Lead for the provincial primary care education strategy for Ontario’s Enhanced 18 month well baby visit. She was a founding Board member and a Fellow of Dr Fraser Mustard’s Council for Early Child Development. Dr. Clinton is a ZERO TO THREE International Fellow as well as a Fellow for the Child Trauma Academy.

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  • ZERO TO THREE Academy Leaders of the 21st Century Fellowship, ZERO TO THREE, United States, 2012-2013
  • FRCPC (Psychiatry), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • MD, McMaster University, 1981
  • BA (Hons.), Music, McMaster University, 1977

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