Clinical Interest for Patients
My main clinical focus is on women's behavioral health. This includes treatment of women both during pregnancy and directly following delivery, as well as during the menopausal transition. I enjoy providing integrative treatment that takes into account an individual's hormonal status, past experiences, and current challenges.
I believe in providing care that: 1) Is tailored to the unique experiences and biology of the individual; 2) Is grounded in scientific evidence; 3) Promotes healthy individual development throughout the lifespan.
- Psychiatry ( 2019 )
Conditions & Treatments
Mental Health and Behavior
Education & Training
MD, Sanford School of Medicine The University of South Dakota (2015)
BS, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (PA) (2008)
PhD, University of South Dakota, The (2015)
Brown University (Butler Hospital) Program (2019)
Research & Grants
Neurobiology of Hormonal Contraception (2023)
Research Interests for Patients
My research interests are divided into two main areas: 1) Understanding the effects of sex steroids on the brain 2) Evaluating novel drug therapies for psychiatric disorders, specifically psychedelics. I am currently testing the effects of an oral birth control pill on brain functions related to mood, motivation, and pleasure. I am also principal investigator on a planned study to evaluate the effects of the psychedelic drug, psilocybin, in treatment-resistant Major Depressive Disorder.