Skip to Content

School of Medicine Columbia

Faculty and Staff

Mary Ellen Warren, Ph.D.

Title: Clinical Associate Professor of Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Science
Department: Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Science
School of Medicine Columbia
Phone: 803-434-3585

Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Sci
15 Medical Park


Medical Education
University of South Carolina, PhD, 1994

University of Tennessee Professional Psychology Internship Consortium, 1994

Developmental Pediatric Clinic, USC School of Medicine, 1995

Young Children, Disruptive Behavior, Parent Trng
Parent Child Interaction Therapy
Play Therapy, Developmental Assessment

Board Certifications
SC Board of Examiners in Psychology, 1996


Dr. Mary Ellen Warren joined the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science in 2006 following a twelve-year appointment as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at USC's Developmental Pediatric Clinic. 

Dr. Warren holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario as well as a Master of Arts and Doctorate in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. She completed an APA accredited clinical psychology internship at the University of Tennessee professional psychology internship consortium followed by a psychology fellowship at the Developmental Pediatric Clinic at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. 

Dr. Warren is a licensed psychologist with special interests in infant/early childhood mental health. She is a ZERO TO THREE Leaders for the 21st Century fellow (2007-2009) with certification in two evidence-based parenting interventions: PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy) and Triple P (Positive Parenting Program). In addition, she is an accredited Triple P Trainer. 

As an Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science at USC SOM, Dr. Warren provides direct treatment to young children that supports the primary care-giving relationship and their overall mental health. Serving as a core faculty member in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training program, she teaches a variety of seminars and is responsible for rotations in Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Play Therapy, Child Development Observation and School Consultation. Research interests include parenting interventions, early childhood mental health, workforce development and interdisciplinary training.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.