Carmen Schroder, MD, PhD, is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at
Strasbourg University and head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
at Strasbourg University Hospitals in France, as well as the coordinator of the
Excellence Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental disorders STRAS&ND. Prof.
Schroder’s career trajectory is truly European: of German origin, she has studied
medicine in Germany and France, before specializing first in General Psychiatry and
then in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in France, Switzerland (Basel) and the United
States (post-doctorate and junior faculty, Stanford University). She represents France
since 2016 within the European Union of Medical Specialists for CAP (UEMS-CAP) and
has been appointed as UEMS-CAP’s President-Elect in October 2020.
Prof. Schroder is also a European Board-Certified Sleep expert, and her main clinical
and research interests (within a CNRS group at the Institute for Cellular and Integrative
Neurosciences in Strasbourg) are focused on sleep and circadian rhythm disturbances
in children and adolescents, in particular in neurodevelopmental disorders such as
autism. She has published more than 75 publications (46 since 2016) of whom 19
book chapters and 2 coordination of book editions, mostly on implications of sleep
disorders and/or circadian rhythm disorders on child’s development or child and
adolescent psychiatric disorders.