Improving care. Changing lives.

Stuart T. Hauser, M.D., Ph.D.

Founding Principal Investigator

Dr. Stuart T. Hauser was the President of Judge Baker Children's Center from 1993 to 2004, as well as a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. After stepping down as President, Dr. Hauser continued in his role as principal investigator of the Paths Over Time and Across Generations Project until his passing in August 2008.

During Dr. Hauser’s 10-year term as President, he strengthened the Judge Baker’s commitment to its original mission: to provide services of the highest standard, search for new knowledge, educate and train professionals serving children and their families, and apply and disseminate relevant knowledge to promote the healthy development of children and their families.

Dr. Hauser directed two longitudinal studies of adolescent development. The first study focused on psychosocial determinants and consequences of adolescent onset insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. The second study addressed family aspects of adolescent ego development in high school students and psychiatric patients. This research has evolved into a three-generation study of development that includes the parents, spouses, and children of the original adolescent subjects.

Dr. Hauser earned his BS in Philosophy and Physics from Antioch College in 1960, and his M. in Social Anthropology from Harvard University in 1965. In 1966, he earned his MD from Yale University School of Medicine. He received his residency training in psychiatry at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center from 1967 to 1970. Shortly after completing his residency, Dr. Hauser began his early research training in adolescent development, adolescent psychopathology, and family processes at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland. In 1977, he received his PhD in Developmental Psychology and Personality from Harvard University, and completed his training in psychoanalysis at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute the following year.