Carmen M. Schröder, MD, PhD

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, and President in October 2021.


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.