Please visit my Psychiatry, Consulting, Media, and Community pages to learn more about the services I provide. In the meantime, some of my professional profile highlights include:
- Psychiatry. I am a versatile psychiatrist with experience treating a wide range of emotional and mental health concerns. I also provide coaching services to high-performing individuals. I cultivated my skills through years of training, mentoring, and practice while studying at top universities (e.g. Northwestern; Stanford) and learning from some of the leading academics and clinicians today.
- Community. I help community organizations improve their performance and pursue improved mental health outcomes. Highlights include supporting Youth Guidance’s Working on Womanhood initiative (inspired by My Brother’s Keeper), The Obama Foundation, Chicago Ideas Week, and the Mikvah Teen Health Council. Such experiences are bolstered by a longstanding track record of national leadership opportunities with the American Psychiatric Association (Resident-Fellow Member Caucus Founder; Council of Communications Member; and Assembly Committee of Resident-Fellow Members Representative- Area 4).
- Academics, Research, & Education. Since earning the NIMH Early Career Investigator in 2010, I’ve gone on to earn numerous academic awards (including the 2014 Lancet Psychiatry Poster Prize) as well as publish a 2015 peer-reviewed published journal article, “Familial Psychosocial Profile of Homeless Mentally Ill Women” I wrote based on research I conducted in Mysore, India during undergraduate and medical school. I also am an experienced educator, with expertise in working with a wide range of lay, professional, and student audiences of various backgrounds. In recognition for my education work, I received the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Educator Award in 2018.
- Government & Public Health. I support the work of elected officials and government leaders to advance various aspects of mental health and public health endeavors. I am currently supporting the Chicago Department of Public Health and its Department of Behavioral Health to address Chicago mental health literacy goals. Previous experiences include service as a Congressional Fellow in the Office of Congresswoman Karen Bass and supporting her work in the African and Global Health Sub-Committee, the Mental Health Caucus, and helping craft specific legislation addressing breast cancer/women’s health.
- Media. I actively use media to craft authentic, human-oriented narratives which demystify the rich, lived experiences of “the other.” I cultivated my media skills through key experiences with Vice Media, ABC News Medical Unit, etc. I am currently an MIT Open Documentary Lab Visiting Fellow MD in Residence where I am developing audiovisual forms of mental health literacy with inter-disciplinaries of the highest caliber that can then be inculcated in my engagement across mental health sectors. Through my media work, I hope to facilitate the understanding and destigmatization of mental illness by increasing mental health literacy amongst the lay public to the end of establishing a new paradigm where mental health parity is the norm.