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Psychiatry Education & Training

Mission:

To develop, coordinate and integrate the highest caliber multi-disciplinary education and training in the clinical care and scientific investigation of mental illness, and more broadly, in the study of behavior and its biological and psychological underpinnings.

Vision:

The PET Council will enhance the coordination, efficiency and quality of the Department of Psychiatry’s education and training, develop new opportunities for collaborations with positive “multiplier” effects on scientific and funding resources, promote the integration of clinical and scientific training in a thoughtful and consistent manner, advance diversity and help develop a more cohesive and collegial Departmental identity around a shared core educational mission.

Faculty Members of the Education and Training Council 2021 - 2022 
  • Gregory Light, PhD, Vice Chair
  • Jeff Daskalakis, MD, PhD, Ex Officio
  • Leslie Anderson, PhD 
  • Dewleen Baker, MD
  • Samuel Barnes, PhD
  • Kristin Beizai, MD 
  • Lauren Brookman-Frazee, PhD
  • Kristin Cadenhead, MD
  • Veronica Cardenas, PhD
  • Sarah Carreira, MD
  • Natalie Castriotta, PhD
  • Mariana Cherner, PhD
  • Kelly Courtney, PhD
  • Isabel Domingues, MD
  • Davide Dulcis, PhD
  • Adam Fields, PhD
  • Lisa Glassman, PhD
  • Shah Golshan, PhD
  • Suzi Hong, PhD
  • Steve Huege, MD
  • Jennifer Iudicello, PhD
  • Amy Jak, PhD
  • Janis Jenkins, PhD





  • Yash Joshi, MD, PhD
  • John Kelsoe, MD
  • Steve Koh, MD, MBA, MPH
  • Laurie Lindamer, PhD
  • Larry Malak, MD
  • Carla Marienfeld, MD
  • Arpi Minassian, PhD
  • Lama Muhammad, MD
  • Caroline Nievergelt, PhD
  • Yuliana Noniyeva, PhD 
  • Priti Ojha, MD
  • Abraham Palmer, PhD
  • Barton Palmer, PhD
  • Vicky Risbrough, PhD
  • Marc Schuckit, MD
  • Desiree Shapiro, MD
  • Shawn Sidhu, MD
  • Alexandra Sietsma, NP
  • Andrea Spadoni, PhD
  • Pei-an (Betty) Shih, MPM, PhD
  • Murray Stein, MD, MPH
  • Neal Swerdlow, MD, PhD
  • Susan Tapert, PhD
  • Christina Wiergena, PhD






Program Representatives of the Council of Trainees 2021 - 2022
  • Hewa Artin, MD 
  • Samantha Chalker, PhD
  • Cara Dochat, MS
  • Chris Fong, MA
  • Dylan Jester, PhD, MPH
  • Erik Kaestner, PhD
  • Skylar Kelsven, MS 
  • Ruth Klaming, PhD
  • Rachel Lapidus, PhD
  • Jackie Maye, PhD
  • Aisha Omorodion, MD
  • Katie Panza, PhD
  • Ema Troyer, MD