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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Norman Alessi, M.D. (Emeritus)

Norman Alessi, M.D. (Emeritus)

Contact Information



  • 1981-1983 Research Fellow in Child Psychiatry, Mental Health Research Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1978-1981 Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1977-1980 Resident in Psychiatry, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1976-1977 Psychiatric Internship, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Professional: Emory University Medical School, Atlanta, Georgia, 1972-76, M.D.
  • Undergraduate: Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1970-72, B.S. (Biology)
  • Undergraduate: Auburn University, Opelika, Alabama, 1968-70

Clinical Interest:

  • Mood disorders, child and adolescent
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Aggressive disorders
  • Telepsychiatry; e-health

Research Interest:

  • Applications of Dynamic Human Motion Simulations in psychiatry
  • Telepsychiatry; e-health
  • Impact of information technologies on children and adolescents/ within psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology of SSRI in adolescents

Academic Appointment:

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Alessi, N. and Huang, M.: The Evolution of Virtual Humans in Psychiatry. Cyberpsychology and Behavior (In press).
  • Alessi, N.: Child and Adolescent Telepsychiatry: Reliability Studies Needed. Cyberpsychology and Behavior.(In press).
  • Alessi, N. and Huang, M.: Digital Motion Phenomenology of Depression. Proceedings: Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference 2001 (In press).
  • Huang, M. and Alessi, N.: Mental Health Implications for Presence. Cyberpsychology and Behavior, 2(1):15-18, 1999.