- Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Nursing
- Director, Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic
- jcarbray [at] uic.edu
- (312) 413-1886
- (312) 413-7757
Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR)
1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago IL 60612
- Room #:189
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 from various multidisciplinary programs within the UIC community. As the Administrative Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorder Clinic, Dr. Carbray manages the clinical programs and multidisciplinary training for the clinic, and is a clinical expert in the area of children and adolescents with mood disorders. As a clinician, 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 and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s (APNA) Best Practices in Outpatient Mental Health Nursing Award.
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.
Dr. Carbray is an internationally recognized speaker and clinical expert on therapeutic work with children and adolescents with mood disorders. In particular, Dr. Carbray has expertise with psychopharmacologic interventions and developmentally based work with children and adolescents and their families. Dr. Carbray has co-authored scientific papers in this area of expertise, and has also been a liasion with the Chicago Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team which trains officers about interacting with children with mental illness. In addition,
Dr. Carbray is a leader in the field of advanced practice psychiatric nursing, and chairs the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute and serves on the National Child and Adolescent Practice Council and Illinois APNA Board of Directors.
- 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