Meet the ISSP Secretary: Claudia Reardon, MD
Dr. Claudia Reardon holds a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and is a Board Certified Psychiatrist specializing in sports psychiatry. She has worked with college and professional athletes and currently works as an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and at University Health Services in Madison, Wisconsin, treating University of Wisconsin athletes who have a variety of mental health concerns. She is a United States Track and Field (USATF) Certified Official and has particular expertise in treating runners and rowers. Mentoring residents and medical students who are interested in sports psychiatry is one of her passions.
In addition to her service on the International Society for Sports Psychiatry Board of Directors since 2010, Dr. Reardon also serves as the sole psychiatrist on the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. She worked with this organization and with the Wisconsin Medical Society in spearheading passage of Wisconsin youth sports concussion legislation. Additionally, she serves on the World Psychiatric Association’s Section on Exercise, Psychiatry, and Sports.
Dr. Reardon has published and presented widely on a number of sports psychiatry related topics. She is Co-Editor of the 2013 book “Clinical Sports Psychiatry: An International Perspective”. She wrote a detailed review article entitled “Sports psychiatry: a systematic review of diagnosis and medical treatment of mental illness in athletes” in 2010. Other peer-reviewed articles she has recently lead-authored have included: “Drug abuse in athletes” (2014); “Considerations in the use of stimulants in sport” (2016); “The sports psychiatrist and psychiatric medications” (2016); and “Psychiatric medication preferences of sports psychiatrists” (2016).