Claudia M. Gold MD is a pediatrician and writer with a longstanding interest in addressing children's mental health care in a preventive model. She has practiced general and behavioral pediatrics for 25 years, and currently specializes in early childhood mental health. She currently works as a consultant in Human Development at the Austen Riggs Center.

Dr. Gold's latest book is The Developmental Science of Early Childhood: Clinical Applications of Infant Mental Health Concepts From Infancy Through Adolescence (W.W. Norton & Co) February, 2017.

She is also the author of The Silenced Child: From Labels, Medications, and Quick-Fix Solutions to Listening, Growth, and Lifelong Resilience and Keeping Your Child in Mind: Overcoming Defiance, Tantrums, and other Everyday Behavior Problems by Seeing the World through Your Child’s Eyes.

Dr. Gold is on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts, Boston Infant-Parent Mental Health program, William James College, and the Austen Riggs Center. She is also on the advisory board of the Sackler Parent Infant Project at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.