Dr. Bagot is a board-certified adult and child and adolescent psychiatrist. She received her B.A. in Psychological & Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Following completion of her undergraduate degree, Dr. Bagot spent two years engaged in clinical research for treatment of adolescent substance use disorders at the National Institute on Drug Abuse prior to attending medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. She completed the six-year Albert J. Solnit Integrated Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry Program at Yale University School of Medicine and Child Study Center; a physician-scientist program that focuses on training the next generation of clinical and research leaders in Psychiatry.

As faculty, Dr. Bagot has received grants and awards for and given numerous presentations and published extensively on her research examining the functional impact of addiction on cognitive, neurological, psychological and behavioral development in youth, and development of methods in which to intervene early in the trajectory of high-risk adolescent behaviors. She has also developed expertise in the burgeoning area of use of mobile technologies in psychiatry, and the ethical challenges that we face in using these technologies in clinical populations. In her role on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Open (JAACAP), Dr. Bagot helps to evaluate and disseminate cutting-edge psychiatric research with real-world implications on clinical populations.

Finally, to increase inclusion, diversity and equity of minoritized investigators in science, as well as amplify the voices of these investigators and the minoritized patient and research populations whom we serve, she has taken on a number of scientific roles, including JAMA Psychiatry DEI Editor, to promote high-level research conducted by minoritized physician-scientists with minoritized populations, contribute to antiracist critical review of the processes by which science is conducted, including examining human diversity in study designs and discussions of implications and outcomes on diverse populations. Dr. Bagot’s work over the past two decades has allowed her to establish a multi-disciplinary, collaborative network of clinicians, and scientists in engineering and biobehavioral fields.

She has established relationships with a diverse body of scientists and has provided a model for conduct of my own inclusive and equitable research examining the impact of social determinants of health on behavioral and psychiatric trajectories in youth. Dr. Bagot is a physician-scientist who strives for impactful engagement in research as measured by high-impact publications, elevation of scientific contributions by BIPOC investigators and research participants, and practice of translational medicine through community partnership in conduct, implementation and dissemination of clinical science.