Chelsea Carson

Associate Professor

Chelsea Carson

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior


Dr. Chelsea Carson is an associate professor in the Division of Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychiatry at Augusta University. She earned a B.S. in Biology from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine as well. She completed her internship, general psychiatry residency, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Augusta University. During her time at Augusta University, she served as Chief Resident during general psychiatry residency and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship. Dr. Carson's areas of academic and clinical interest include early-onset psychosis and medical student and resident education. Other areas of clinical involvement include the juvenile justice system (Regional Youth Detention Center of Augusta) and residential, acute inpatient care, and partial hospitalization at Lighthouse Care Center of Augusta. Her research interests include schizophrenia and other non-affective psychoses including relationships between infections and acute psychosis in adults and children

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  • EG 2002


  • MD, Medicine Creighton University, 2009


  • Board Certification in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry ABPN, 2015

  • Board Certification in Psychiatry ABPN, 2014

  • PHY GA Composite Medical Board, 2012

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Educational Excellence Award Department of Psychiatry & Health Behavior, 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PSRY 5045

    Advanced Psychiatry Extn.
  • PSRY 5999

    Basic Clerk Remediation in Psy
  • PSRY 5000

    Basic Psychiatry Clerkship
  • PSRY 5023

    Child & Adolescent Psych Extn.
  • RPSY 5001

    Child Psychiatry
  • PSRY 5047

    Child/Adolesc Psychiatry Sub I
  • PSRY 5043

    Emergency Psychiatry Extn.
  • PSRY 5048

    General Psychiatry Sub I
  • PSRY 5044

    Neurostimulation Externship
  • PSRY 5028

    Psy Psycho Issues HIV/AIDS
  • RPSY 5000

  • PSRY 5041

    Addiction Psychiatry Extn.
  • MEDI 6340

    Capstone in Medicine 1
  • PSRY 5002

    Consult-Liaison Psych Extn.
  • PSRY 5007

    Eating Disorders Externship
  • PSRY 5005

    Psychiatry Off-Campus Extn.
  • PSRY 5040

    Res Elec in Psychotic Disorder


Selected Recent Publications

  • Urinary tract infections in acute psychosis, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal