Craigan UsherM.D.

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, School of Medicine


  • Psychiatry

Special focus on

  • Psychiatry (Child and Adolescent)
  • Psychiatry (Pediatric)

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A Pacific Northwest native, Craigan Usher graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He then completed his general psychiatry training at the Harvard-Longwood program and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital in Boston. After one year of practice in Chicago at the Rush NeuoroBehavioral Center where he participated in research in social-emotional learning, Dr. Usher joined the OHSU faculty in 2008. During his training, he was awarded a fellowship through the American Psychoanalytic Association and his teaching reflects this as he continues to pursue the links between the neuroscience of empathy and attachment and child psychiatric practice.

Dr. Usher has published numerous textbook chapters and authored book reviews for the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics, and the Clinical Social Work Journal. Serving as the associate training director for the OHSU Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Usher presently directs the PGY-3 child and adolescent psychiatry seminar and the fellow’s seminar on development. He is also the psychiatrist for the Washington County Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) program.


  • M.D., 2002, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Residency:

    • Harvard-Longwood, general psychiatry residency, 2005
  • Fellowship:

    • Harvard-Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital, child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship, 2007
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, psychiatry, 2005


  • English