Psychiatry Education & Training


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.


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 2018 - 2019 
  • Igor Grant, MD, Ex Officio
  • Robert Anthenelli, MD, Ex Officio
  • Neal Swerdlow, MD, PhD, Chair
  • Gregory Light, PhD, Deputy Vice Chair
  • Leslie Anderson, PhD
  • Kristin Beizai, MD
  • Savita Bhakta, MD
  • Sandra J. Brown, PhD
  • Brian Buzzella, PhD
  • Kristin Cadenhead, MD
  • Veronica Cardenas, PhD
  • Mariana Cherner, PhD
  • Davide Dulcis, PhD
  • Lavinia Fiorentino, PhD
  • David Folsom, MD, MPH
  • Shah Golshan, PhD
  • Bob Heaton, PhD 
  • Ellen Heyneman, MD
  • Steve Huege, MD
  • Amy Jak, PhD

  • Janis Jenkins, PhD
  • John R. Kelsoe, MD
  • Steve Koh, MD, MBA, MPH
  • Laurie Lindamer, PhD
  • Kurtis Lindeman, MD
  • Larry Malak, MD
  • Carla Marienfeld, MD
  • Abraham Palmer, PhD
  • Barton Palmer, PhD
  • Bill Perry, PhD
  • Sanjai Rao, MD
  • Vicky Risbrough, PhD
  • Roxanne Rockwell, PhD
  • Sanjaya Saxena, MD 
  • Marc Schuckit, MD
  • Pei-an (Betty) Shih, MPM, PhD
  • Murray Stein, MD, MPH
  • Andrea Spadoni Townsend, PhD
  • Elizabeth W Twamley, PhD

Program Representatives of the Council of Trainees 2018 - 2019
  • Laura Berner, PhD
  • Jillian Clark, PhD
  • Jessica Deslauriers, PhD 
  • Graham Eglit, PhD 
  • Tonya Pan, MA, MS
  • Liz Strauss, PhD
  • Emily Treichler, PhD