Richard E D'Alli

Richard E D'Alli, M.D., MEd, ScM

Associate Professor

Business Phone: (352) 265-8250
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About Richard E D'Alli

A 1991 graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. D’Alli completed residency training in general psychiatry and fellowship training in child psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center.  For 13 years Dr. D’Alli took clinical and administrative leadership of the Division of Child Development and Behavioral Health in the Duke Department of Pediatrics.  

Dr. D’Alli developed an Internet-based telepsychiatry service for special education students with learning, social, and emotional difficulties in self-contained Durham, North Carolina, public school therapeutic programs, providing weekly, interactive telehealth consultation to the children, school staff, and on-site child psychiatry trainees during the school year. In 2015 Dr. D’Alli joined the faculty of the University of Florida College Of Medicine, where he is playing an active role in the clinical, educational, and scholarly missions of the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, including program development in autism and developmental-behavioral pediatrics services.

Pediatric psychiatry is a mid-career change for Dr. D’Alli. After earning a bachelor of science in physics and a master of science education from the University of Florida in Gainesville, he taught physics, earth and general science, and coached football in a suburban Atlanta public high school.  Later, he returned to graduate school at Brown University, participating as a member of NASA’s Mars Viking Lander Imaging team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1976 and completing a master of planetary geology in 1977.  After working two years at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C, he was recruited by NASA to develop a summer enrichment short course for university faculty in planetary geology at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.  A serendipitous guest appearance in 1979 on KPNX TV, the Phoenix NBC affiliate, evolved into a part time role as an on-air science reporter and two years later into a full time on-air science editor and back-up anchor on KAET TV, the PBS affiliate in Phoenix/Tempe.  He also contributed to the PBS network’s MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.  On February 23, 1983, D’Alli anchored the first, prime-time, network television live broadcast of open-heart surgery, originating from a Phoenix hospital and carried internationally via satellite on PBS.  This and similar experiences in medical journalism persuaded him to become a physician.  


Distinguished Life Fellow
2017 · American Psychiatric Association
Master Clinician/Teacher Award nominee
2010 · Duke University School of Medicine
Best Practices, CME
2009 · American Association of Medical Colleges
Master Clinician/Teacher Award nominee
2009 · Duke University School of Medicine
Distinguished Fellow
2008 · American Psychiatric Association
Presidential Scholar
1995 · American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

  • Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Areas of Interest
  • Adolescent depression
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder in children
  • Medicines for ADHD

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • CME Media Production
  • Pediatric Psychopharmacology
  • Telepsychiatry


Cognitive, adaptive, and behavioral profiles and management of alternating hemiplegia of childhood.
Developmental medicine and child neurology. 61(5):547-554 [DOI] 10.1111/dmcn.14077. [PMID] 30362107.
Mental Health Crisis Management for Youths With Autism Spectrum Disorder Requires a Paradigm Shift.
Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.). 68(10) [DOI] 10.1176/ [PMID] 28965485.
Acute Neuroleptic-Induced Choreoathetoid Movement Disorder in an 8 Year Old.
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Using and teaching evidence-based medicine: the Duke University child and adolescent psychiatry model.
Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America. 14(2):273-96, viii [PMID] 15694786.
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Using and teaching evidence-based medicine: the Duke University child and adolescent psychiatry model.
. 14:273-296
A guide for managing acute aggressive behavior of youths in residential and inpatient treatment facilities.
Psychiatric Services. 54:1357-1363
Brainstorm: The Hidden Epidemic of Depression.
Journal of Ect. 16:320-321
Electroconvulsive Therapy: Information for Patients and Their Families.
Journal of Ect. 16:319-320
Vitamin E treatment of tardive dyskinesia.
The American journal of psychiatry. 150(6):991; author reply 992-3 [PMID] 8494095.
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Rheological Properties of Mudflows Associated with the Mount St. Helens Volcano, Washington.
Geophysical Research Letters. 8:43-46
The Significance of Bright Spots Observed During the 1971 Martian Dust Storm.
Icarus. 31:146-156


Fellowship – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
1996 · Duke University Medical Center
Residency – Psychiatry
1994 · Duke University Medical Center
Medical Degree
1991 · University of Arizona

Contact Details

(352) 265-8250