Kara S. Bagot, M.D.
Kara S. Bagot, M.D. is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and Medical Director of the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai-Partnership to End Addiction Alliance. Dr. Bagot is a clinician and researcher with expertise in treatment interventions for adolescent substance use disorders, and has authored a number of manuscripts and has received grant funding in this field, and has presented at psychiatric and substance use conferences nationally and internationally. She has focused on understanding psychosocial, biological and psychiatric factors that contribute to the developmental trajectory of substance use in adolescents, and development and implementation of efficacious treatment interventions in naturalistic settings. Specifically, her research is focused on developing novel digital and mobile methods of assessment and treatment of substance use disorders that can be conducted remotely and in collaboration with in-person mental health providers. Her collaborative work with Mount Sinai and the New York City Department of Education is focused on embedding dual diagnosis (substance use disorder and mental health) treatment facilities within public high schools and vocational schools that serve some of the most vulnerable youth populations, recently-release juvenile detainees and non-college enrolled transitional age youth.