Bela Sood, MD
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Dr. Sood completed her MD from India, her residency at University of Missouri in Kansas City and child psychiatry fellowship at Ohio State University and joined VCU in 1988. For the past four years she has focused efforts on prevention in child mental health within which she is focusing her efforts in developing an attachment clinic at VCUHS, supporting work that improves education in early childhood and infancy for all caregivers who interact with children and violence prevention efforts in the Richmond VA. She has edited two books on mental health policy and prevention in children’s mental health. Dr. Sood has also advocated for initiatives of the VA Council of Child Psychiatry and has lobbied for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s (AACAP) Work Force initiative in D.C. and nationally.