Academic Director of Bradley Hospital
Director of the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center
Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital and the department of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Fritz graduated with honors from Brown University in 1967 and earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1971. From 1977 to 1985, Fritz was a faculty member in the department of psychiatry and behavioral science at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto. During that period, he was director of consultation liaison psychiatry at the Children’s Hospital at Stanford.
In 1985, Fritz moved to Rhode Island to build a comprehensive pediatric psychiatry service at what is now the Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Under his leadership, the program has grown to be one of the premiere academic sites for pediatric psychosomatic medicine. His leadership roles at Brown are delineated in his CV.
Fritz has research interests that deal with mind/body interactions in chronic medical illness. He has studied the psychophysiology of asthma, asthma disparities, the psychology of physical symptoms, socio-cultural factors affecting disease management, and physician-patient interactions.
Fritz is a national leader in child and adolescent psychiatry. As president-elect (2013 to 2015) and president (2015 to 2017) of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, his focus is on the integration of medical and mental health care. He is an advocate for mental health parity, expanding the child mental health research base, increasing access to child mental health services and expanding the workforce, and developing a more rational and effective mental health delivery system.
Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center
1 Hoppin Street, Suite 204
Coro West Building
Providence, RI 02903