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Julie A. Carbray PhD PMHNP-BC PMHCNS-BC APRN

Julie A. Carbray
Designation
  • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Nursing
  • Director, Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic
Contact Information
  • jcarbray [at] uic.edu
  • (312) 413-1886
  • (312) 413-7757
  • Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR)
    1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:189
Website

Dr. Carbray holds her PhD (93) and Master of Science (88) degrees from Rush University, Chicago and her Bachelors of Science (87) degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. A Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she has been on faculty at UIC since 1993. As faculty, Dr. Carbray teaches course content in psychopharmacology, mood disorders, and development and therapeutic interventions with children and adolescents for students across various multidisciplinary programs within the UIC community. As the Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorder Clinic, Dr. Carbray leads the clinical program and multidisciplinary training for the clinic, and is a nationally recognized clinical expert in the area of children and adolescents with mood disorders. Dr. Carbray has a national reputation of excellence in serving families of children with mood disorders, and was recognized by the UIC community in 2008 by receiving the Karen Gousman Excellence in Nursing Award, the 2008 American Psychiatric Nurses Association Best Practices in an Outpatient Program for Bipolar Disorder Award, In 2012 the UIC Inspire Award at the University of Illinois at Chicago for outstanding examples of UICs core values, and in 2016 the APNA Distinguished Service Award for her service to her profession. Dr. Carbray has been training nurse practitioners at IJR since she started at UIC and in 2019 was awarded Preceptor of the Year by the Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Program at the UIC College of Nursing.

With a particular focus on helping families to manage their children with mood disorders, Dr. Carbray’s scholarly work has included programs of research that aims to better understand the psychopharmacology of mood disorders, neurobiology of mood disorders in youth, and improving family outcomes for childhood mood disorders. Her published contributions and presentations across disciplines in the field of pediatric bipolar disorder have shaped the understanding of pediatric bipolar illness and effective treatments for families affected early in life. Beyond her scholarly presentations Dr. Carbray has been an invited speaker for the executive team of the American Girl Company and has been interviewed on mental health and youth across print and social media including Seventeen magazine.

  • Projects

    • Collaborative Lithium Trials (COLT)
    • Psychosocial Treatment in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
    • Affective Neuroscience of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
    • Developing Brain Function in Adolescent Bipolar Disorder


  • Pavuluri MN , Janicak PG, Carbray J, Topiramate plus Risperidone for preschool mania, 2002, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 2002, 12, 271-273.

    Pavuluri MN, Grayczyk P, Carbray J,Heidenreich J, Henry D, Miklowitz D. Child and Family Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , 2004; 43: 528-537

    Pavuluri MN , Henry D, Naylor M, Sampson G, Carbray J, Janicak PG. A Prospective Trial of Combination Therapy of Risperidone with Lithium or Divalproex Sodium in Pediatric Mania. Journal of Affective Disorders, Special issue (in press).

    Pavuluri MN, Henry D, Naylor M, Carbray J , Sampson G, Janicak PG. A Pharmacotherapy Algorithm for Stabilization and Maintenance of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2004: 43: 7,859-867

    Pavuluri M, Henry D, Carbray J , Sampson G, Naylor M, Janicak PG. Risperidone Augmentation of Lithium in Preschool- onset Bipolar Disorder, Biol Psychiatry 2004; 55:1S-242S

    Pavuluri M, Henry D, Carbray J , Sampson G, Naylor M, Janicak PG., Divalproex sodium in pediatric mixed mania: A six- month open-label trial, Biol Psychiatry 2004; 55:1S-242S

    Pavuluri M, Henry D, Carbray J , Sampson G, Naylor M, Janicak PG. Open Label Prospective Trial of Risperidone in Combination with Lithium or Divalproex Sodium in Pediatric Mania Biol Psychiatry 2004; 55:1S-242S

    Pavuluri M, Henry D, Devineni B, Carbray J , Birmaher B. Child Mania Rating Scale (CMRS): Development, Reliability and Validity, Biol Psychiatry 2004; 55:1S-24 2S

    Carbray, J. A, Family therapy case exemplar. In Grossman, J, Family Therapy, Stuart and Sundeens Psychiatric Nursing Textbook, 2004.

    Pavuluri, M.N., Henry, D. B., Carbray, J, Sampson, G., Naylor, M., and Janiciak, P. G. (2006).  A one-year open-label trial of risperidone augmentation in lithium nonresponder youth with preschool-onset bipolar disorder.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 16 (3), 336-350.

    Carbray, J.  Our relationship was a pedagogy and curriculum.  Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2008, 5 (1), 60-62. 2009

    West, A. E., Jacobs, R. H., Westerholm, R., Lee, A., Carbray, J., Heidenreich, J. &  Pavuluri, M.N (2009). Child and family-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy for pediatric bipolar disorder: Pilot study of group treatment format. Journal of the Canadian  Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Special Issue: International Perspectives on Pediatric Bipolar Disorder 18 (3), 239-246.

    Pavuluri, M, Henry, D, Moss, M., Mohammed, T, Carbray, J., & Sweeney, J. (2009). Effectiveness of Lamotrigine in Maintaining Symptom Control in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology 2009, (19) 1.

    Pavuluri MN, Passarotti AM,Mohammed T, Carbray JA, Sweeney JA. Enhanced Working Memory After Lamotrigine Treatment in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, Bipolar Disorders 2010 Mar;12(2):213-20.

    Carbray, J. & McGuinness, T. (2009). Pediatric Bipolar Disorder.  Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 2009.  (47) 12.

    Carbray, J. A. Being your own reimbursement advocate.  Newsletter for the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing.  November 2007. 

    Pavuluri MN, Passarotti AM, Mohammed T, Carbray JA, Sweeney JA. Enhanced Working Memory After Lamotrigine Treatment in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, Bipolar Disorders2010 Mar;12(2):213-20.

    Pavuluri MN, Henry DB, Findling RL, Parnes SA, Carbray JA, Mohammed T, Janicak PG, Sweeney JA (2010). Double-Blind Randomized Trial of Risperidone versus Divalproex in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, Bipolar Disorder 2010, (12), 593-605.

    Pavuluri, MN, Passarotti, AM, Lu, LH, Carbray, JA, Sweeney, JA (2011). Double –blind randomized trial of risperdone versus divalproex in pediatric bipolar disorder: fmri outcomes. Psychiatry Research,

    Oleck, LG, Retano, A, Tebaldi, C, McGuinness, T, Weiss, S, Carbray, J, Rodgers, L, Donelson, E, Ashton, L, Koehn, D, McCoy, P (2011). Advanced practice psychiatric nurses legislative update: state of the states, 2010. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 17(2), 171-188