Dr. Frankel is a Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is the Director of the Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health and the Robert Harmon J. Harmon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Infant Mental Health. Dr. Frankel is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing for over 30 years in the assessment and treatment of young children and their families. Dr. Frankel is the supervising psychologist for the University of Colorado Health Young Child Clinic. She is the Executive Director of the Fussy Baby Network Colorado and Warm Connections. She has a particular interest in the integration of infant and early childhood mental and behavioral health services into non-mental health, community-based settings such as primary care, home visiting, and WIC clinics. Dr. Frankel has been a Zero to Three National Trainer for the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders in Infancy and Early Childhood-Revised (DC0-3R) since 2004 and now for the DC0-5.
Dr. Frankel received her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and her doctoral degree (clinical child psychology) from Indiana University. She completed her internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship through the Developmental Psychobiology Research Group at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.