Vaughn I. Rickert
Donald Orr, M.D. Professor in Adolescent Medicine
Vaughn I. Rickert is the Donald P. Orr, MD, Professor of Adolescent Medicine within the Department of Pediatrics and is the director of the Section of Adolescent Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Central Michigan University and completed his pre-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Rickert has authored and co-authored over 100 publications in adolescent health and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Adolescent Health. His research interests focus on adolescent relationship violence and contraceptive use in this population. A new emerging area of research activity is examining contextual factors that can be used to identify behaviorally-based predictors of successful health outcomes among severely obese adolescents and young adults undergoing bariatric surgery. Finally, Dr. Rickert is a past president of the Society for Adolescent Medicine or SAM, a multidisciplinary professional society devoted exclusively to the health and well-being of adolescents.