GRADUATES

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2021 Graduates

Brittany Crowley, MDBrittany Crowley, MD

Dr. Brittany Crowley completed psychiatry residency at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program. She received her medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine in 2015, where she received a professionalism award for peer development. Dr. Crowley received the Medical Student Teaching Award at Newton Wellesley Hospital during residency training.  She was a leader on the Harvard Longwood Recruitment Committee and the Resident Leadership Council. As Chief Resident for Inpatient Psychiatry during academic year 2018-19, Dr. Crowley provided a pathway for junior and senior residents to communicate with program leadership. She was also very involved in resident wellness initiatives. Following fellowship, Dr. Crowley will be working in New England as a locum tenens for a year before moving back to Vermont with her partner.

Mitch Otu, MDMitch Otu, MD Dr. Mitch Otu completed psychiatry residency at the University of Miami.  He received his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in 2016.  Dr. Otu also received an MBA degree while in medical school. During medical school, Dr. Otu conducted a study investigating the relationship between the patient-centered medical home model of health care and diabetes care. During residency, Dr. Otu was actively involved in providing psychiatry evaluations at a local women’s shelter and more globally he designed health improvement programs that targeted youth in Cameroon and Honduras. He also organized a peer orientation for incoming psychiatry residents at UM regarding the management of agitation and common medical emergencies. During fellowship, Dr. Otu served as Chief Fellow in 2020-21. Following fellowhship, Dr. Otu will be joining the faculty at Brown in pediatric emergency psychiatry and running the Psychiatry Access, Continuity, and Evaluation (PACE) Clinic at Hasbro.  


Petya Radoeva, MD, PhDPetya Radoeva, MD, PhDDr. Petya Radoeva graduated from the Psychiatry Residency Program at the University of Washington in Seattle.  She received her M.D./Ph.D.  in neuroscience from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, where she studied the association between autism spectrum disorder and social cognition, as well as the integrity of white matter tracts in the brains of youth with velocardiofacial syndrome. During her residency, she explored gender differences in white matter tracts connecting the frontal lobe and the amygdala in youth with ASD. She is currently a research scientist in the PediMIND research program at Bradley Hospital mentored by Dr. Daniel Dickstein, where she will focus future research on further elucidating the relationship between genes, neurodevelopment, and neurocognition in youth with neurodevelopmental disorders. Following fellowship, Dr. Radoeva will be joining the faculty at Bradley and continuing her research in youth with neurodevelopmental disorders. 

2020 Graduates

Kristyn Storey, MDKristyn Storey, MDDr. Kristyn Storey received her B.S. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2010, followed by her medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse in 2014. During college, Dr. Storey participated in the research of aggressive behavior in preschool children in the classroom setting, sparking her interest in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. While in medical school, she was awarded the Ellen Cook Jacobsen Fellowship in Psychiatry and was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She completed residency in General Psychiatry at Brown, where she was the lead author on an article in the Rhode Island Medical Journal, “Health Care Needs of Incarcerated Adolescents.” In residency, she was active in developing strategies to improve wellness for Psychiatry trainees, founding the Psychiatry Film Club. Throughout fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Storey continued to promote wellbeing in graduate medical education, where she implemented new initiatives while serving as Chief Fellow. She was also active in editing book proposals focused on the role of film in Psychiatry and volunteering at the Rhode Island Free Clinic. During fellowship Dr. Storey served as a Chief Fellow and was active in well-being initiatives. Following fellowship she joined the faculty at Brown and became the attending psychiatrist at the Bradley Pediatric Partial Hospital Program.

Michelle Parker, MDMichelle Parker, MDDr. Michelle Parker graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a degree in Human Physiology in 2011. She attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester where she led a student group called Sidekicks, which paired medical students with pediatric patients diagnosed with chronic terminal disease. She earned her medical degree in 2015 and was awarded the Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement from the American Medical Women’s Association. She matched at her first-choice residency at Brown University where she pursued her adult psychiatry training. During residency, she was involved in The Adolescent Leadership Council (TALC), a support group for teens living with chronic medial illness, as a leader of the parent therapy group and was active in recruitment and residency curriculum development. She “fast-tracked” to child and adolescent fellowship and continued to be heavily involved in resident and medical student teaching and mentorship at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She was appointed chief fellow, along with her co-chief, for the 2019-2020 academic year. During fellowship, Dr. Parker authored two posters for the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training annual meeting in Dallas, Texas, published a review of electroconvulsive therapy for the Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter and second-authored a manuscript which is being submitted for peer review regarding child and adolescent fire behavior with Dr. Steven Barreto. During fellowship Dr. Parker served as a Chief Fellow and was active in well-being initiatives. Following fellowship she joined the faculty at Brown and became the attending psychiatrist for Bradley Hospital’s CADD Safequest Program, serving children with autism and developmental disabilities, as well as continued her passion for developing meaningful, long-term relationships with families as an outpatient psychiatrist.

Jared Reichenberg, MDJared Reichenberg, MDDr. Jared Reichenberg received his B.A. in Biological Sciences at Rutgers University and his M.D. from Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School through the Rutgers joint BA/MD degree program, where he was inducted to Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated in 2015. Jared was thrilled to match into Brown University for adult psychiatry residency and subsequently for child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship. Throughout his training, he co-authored several publications and posters related to various clinical and medical education topics. He was also involved with leading the TALC (The Adolescent Leadership Council) Program which he found especially meaningful. His clinical interests include autism spectrum disorder, anxiety disorders, and young adult transitional challenges. Following fellowship, Jared joined the faculty at Brown and became an attending psychiatrist at Butler Hospital in their adolescent partial hospital and outpatient programs. He remains involved with medical student and resident/fellow education at Brown.

Ingrid Lauer-Arnold, MDIngrid Lauer-Arnold, MDDr. Ingrid Lauer-Arnold graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a degree in History. While working at Diversity Inc. magazine after college, Dr. Lauer-Arnold realized her dream was to become a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She completed her post baccalaureate studies at Columbia University and attended medical school at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. In medical school, Dr. Lauer-Arnold volunteered at the Brooklyn Free Clinic and she was chosen by her classmates to join the Gold Humanism Society. Dr. Lauer-Arnold went on to complete both her Adult Psychiatry Residency and her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Brown University. Dr. LauerArnold completed a chapter on the psychopharmacology of pediatric post-traumatic stress disorder that was published in the book Pediatric Psychopharmacology Evidence: A Clinician’s Guide. After fellowship, Dr. Lauer-Arnold became an attending psychiatrist in the Intensive Program for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) at Bradley Hospital.

Kelly Krcmarik, MDKelly Krcmarik, MDDr. Kelly Krcmarik received her B.S. in Physiology and minor in bioethics from Michigan State University Honors College in 2010, and M.D. from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 2014. She trained in the Psychiatry Residency at the Harvard Longwood Program in Boston. During residency, Dr. Krcmarik was Chief Resident at Massachusetts Mental Health Center with a community psychiatry focus, allowing her to supervise residents, medical students, and other trainees during their training in the community mental health setting, while leading a multidisciplinary team in providing clinical care to an underserved community. Her interests include integrated care, psychosomatics, and advocacy. She has been involved in the Michigan State Medical Society House of Delegates and Massachusetts Medical Society and continues to be involved with AACAP Rural Psychiatry Committee. Following fellowship, Kelly returned to her very much treasured family in the Midwest to grow outpatient child psychiatry services in the area in which she grew up.

Danielle Sipsock, MDDanielle Sipsock, MDDr. Danielle Sipsock received her B.S. from the University of Notre Dame in 2009 and her M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2014 before completing General Psychiatry Residency at Brown University in 2017. She concurrently completed Brown’s fellowships in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Child Mental Health T32 Research Program. She was mentored by Dr. Stephen Sheinkopf with a research and clinical interest on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and co-occurring psychiatric conditions. She has been the recipient of multiple awards and grants during fellowship training including the International Society of Autism’s Research Student Award, AACAP’s Educational Outreach Award, NIMH’s Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Award, the Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Award Program Grant, the Hasbro/Bradley Pilot Clinical Research Award, and the Bailey’s Team for Autism Award. Following fellowship, she became an attending psychiatrist at the Developmental Disorders service at Maine Behavioral Healthcare in Portland, Maine, where she splits her time between the outpatient clinic and developing an independent program of clinical research in ASD.

2019 Graduates

Francesco Peluso, MDFrancesco Peluso, MDDr. Francesco Carlo Peluso received his BA from CUNY Brooklyn College and his MD from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He completed his general psychiatry residency training at Yale. Upon completion of his fellowship, Francesco joined the faculty at the Department of Mental Health and Counseling at Yale Health. 

 

Misty Stafford, MDMisty Stafford, MD

Dr. Misty Stafford received her BA in Psychology from Loyola University New Orleans, her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and completed her adult psychiatry training at the University of Massachusetts.  During her fellowship training at Brown, she developed a passion for working with children on the autism spectrum and, upon completion of her fellowship training, she joined the faculty at Bradley Hospital as an attending in the Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders inpatient psychiatric unit.  

Lorena Reyna, MDLorena Reyna, MDDr. Lorena Elizabeth Reyna received her BS in Biology from the University of Texas Pan American in May 2010 and completed her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in May of 2014. While in medical school, Dr. Reyna was chosen as the outstanding medical student in Psychiatry of her graduating class and received the Hilde Bruch Award for Excellence in Psychiatry. She then went on to complete her Adult Psychiatry Residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. In residency, Dr. Reyna was involved in the Clinician Educator Track with a focus in medical student education. In addition, Dr. Reyna served as a Diversity Leadership Fellow from 2016-2018 through the American Psychiatric Association, and was a member of the APA’s Council for Children, Adolescents and their Families.  During her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Brown, Dr. Reyna continued to expand her educational interests through involvement in the Harvard Macy Future Clinician Educators Program. She also served as Chief Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Her clinical interests include Hispanic mental health, community mental health, and early psychosis.  Following fellowship, she returned home to work at Tropical Texas Behavioral Health, a community mental health agency in South Texas.  

Sarah Rocha, MDSarah Rocha, MDDr. Sarah Rocha received her BA in psychology from Harvard University in 2008, her MD and MA in bioethics and health policy from Loyola University Chicago in 2013, and completed her general psychiatry training at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in 2017. During fellowship, she served as a chief fellow, engaged in medical student teaching, and provided education in the community on both teen social media use and vicarious trauma (the two of which are not mutually exclusive). Following fellowship, Sarah became an outpatient psychiatrist treating adults and children at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH. 

2018 Graduates

Yohanis L. Angleró-Díaz, MDYohanis L. Angleró-Díaz, MDDr. Yohanis L. Angleró-Díaz obtained her bachelor in sciences in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. During her undergraduate studies, she spent a semester abroad in Salamanca, Spain. She then went on to obtain her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.  In 2013 Yohanis left Puerto Rico to complete her residency in General Psychiatry at Boston University Medical Center. It was during residency that she became committed to working to improve access to psychiatric care among minorities and underserved communities. She volunteered at Rosie’s Place, a shelter for homeless women in Boston and participated in a research project looking at boarding of psychiatric patients in the emergency department. She received the Citizenship award upon graduating from adult residency and went on to complete child and adolescent psychiatry training at Brown University’s program. Her interests during fellowship included working in consult liaison in both the inpatient and outpatient setting and working with Hispanic families. Following fellowship, Yohanis became an attending on the inpatient medical and psychiatric unit at Boston Children’s Hospital. 

Alison Duncan, MDAlison Duncan, MDDr. Alison Duncan received her BFA and BA from the Hartt School and University of Hartford in 1998, completed the premedical studies at City College of New York in 2007 and received her MD from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in 2013 as a member of the charter class. She completed her residency training in Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico in 2016 before joining the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Brown. During fellowship training she continued to pursue her passions in quality improvement and patient safety, consult liaison psychiatry and substance use disorders, presenting at national conferences in addition to her work at Brown. She was awarded the NIDA-AACAP Resident Training Award in Substance Use Disorders in 2016 for a motivational interviewing teaching project. Following fellowship, she joined the faculty of Boston University Medical School as Associate Medical Director for Psychiatric Emergency Services at Boston Medical Center where she continues to pursue research, teaching, and clinical work. 

Amy Egolf, MDAmy Egolf, MDDr. Amy Egolf received her BA in Classics from Wesleyan University in 2007 and graduated from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with her MD in 2012. She stayed on at Mount Sinai to complete her residency in adult psychiatry, serving as chief resident in her fourth year. She completed her final year of training at Brown as chief fellow. Aside from her clinical work, Dr. Egolf has focused her time on improving education for medical students and trainees in the field of psychiatry. Her work has included instructing medical students, piloting a program in problem-based learning for adult psychiatry residents, and writing about curriculum development in emergency child psychiatry. Following fellowship, Dr. Egolf became an attending at the Partial Hospital Program for OCD at Bradley Hospital. She also devotes time to outpatient treatment and serves as co-Director of the Clinical Neurosciences: Psychiatry Clerkship at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 

Zachary Engler, DN, MDZachary Engler, DN, MDDr. Zachary Engler received his BA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his medical degree from Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He did his general psychiatry training at Yale University and then fast tracked back to Brown University for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. During Zachary's clinical training he focused on the partial hospital level of care. He also contributed two chapters to the book "50 Studies Every Psychiatrist Should Know".  Following fellowship, Dr. Engler moved to Atlanta, Georgia to practice outpatient psychiatry.

Daniel Moreno De Luca, MD, MScDaniel Moreno De Luca, MD, MScDr. Daniel Moreno De Luca is intrigued by the genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders, and combines his expertise in clinical psychiatry and neurogenetics to focus on the genetic underpinnings of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. He received his MD from the Universidad Industrial de Santander, followed by his Master’s in Neuroscience at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Sorbonne Universités and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neurogenetics at Emory University. He then completed his Psychiatry training at Yale and joined the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Brown. Specifically, he studies the role of rare genetic variants as risk factors for neuropsychiatric disorders and how they shape and may ultimately impact the neurobehavioral profile and clinical management of people who bear them. Together with his collaborators, he identified the 17q12 deletion as a risk factor for autism and schizophrenia by pulling together genetic data from over 70,000 people worldwide, and has expanded his work on this and other rare genetic variants within the context of the Simons Foundation and the Psychiatric Genetics Consortium. During his fellowship at Brown, he served as the Chief Fellow for Research, and was honored to receive the Haffenreffer House Staff Excellence Award. Following fellowship, he continued his clinical and research work at Bradley Hospital and Brown University in genetic psychiatry and precision medicine. 

2017 Graduates

Jill Welte, MD, MSWJill Welte, MD, MSW

Dr. Jill Welte completed her psychiatry residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, in June 2015. She received her medical degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. She completed her undergraduate studies in social work at Saint Louis University in 1996 and her master's in social work at New York University in 1998. During medical school, Jill served for two years as a regional chair and one year as the national chair for the APA's Psychiatry Student Interest Group Network (PsychSIGN). She received the James Weiss Award from the University of Missouri Department of Psychiatry at graduation, and was the recipient of an AACAP Life Members Mentorship grant for medical students. While in residency, Jill served as the resident liaison to the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Psychiatry Student Interest Group and was the recipient of the AACAP Educational Outreach Program award during her second year. During fellowship she served on the AACAP Committee on Medical Students and Residents.  Following fellowship, Dr. Welte joined Coastal Medical of Rhode Island where she developed an integrated care team for four community pediatric practices.

Chelsea Neumann, MDChelsea Neumann, MDDr. Chelsea Neumann completed her psychiatry residency at Duke University. She earned her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska. Her passions include medical student and resident education and child forensic psychiatry, specifically the treatment of mental illness in adjudicated youth. As a member of the ADMSEP Clinical Simulation Initiative Task Force, she developed online psychiatric learning modules. She was a presenter at the AACAP Residents as Teachers annual workshop, and she spent time in New Zealand researching juvenile fitness to stand trial. Following fellowship, she became a specialist consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Whirinaki Child, Family, and Youth Mental Health System in Aukland, New Zealand. 

Laura Yahr Nelson, MDLaura Yahr Nelson, MDDr. Laura Yahr Nelson  completed psychiatry residency at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She graduated from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her undergraduate studies in Psychology, Social Welfare, and Criminal Justice were also at the University of Wisconsin. Her research experience includes working in Dr. Ned Kalin's lab at UW-Madison studying the neurocircuitry of fear in non-human primates, conducting Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version interviews in a forensic psychiatric population, and a poster presentation at AAPL 2013 on general psychiatry residents' exposure to and comfort with court proceedings related to state laws surrounding involuntary hospitalization. She was a clinic coordinator for the MEDiC student-run free psychiatric clinic during medical school and continued in leadership roles during her residency, including while serving as a chief resident. Following fellowship, Dr. Yahr Nelson became an attending psychiatrist at Aurora Behavioral Health in Wisconsin.

Paul Nye, MDPaul Nye, MDDr. Paul Nye completed psychiatry residency at Boston University Medical Center. He earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and he completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University, earning a B.A. in philosophy. His studies and training were marked by dedication to providing aid to underserved populations. During residency, he was active in medical student teaching and served as a representative in the residents' labor union, as well as a member in the Social Determinants of Health Lecture Series and Social Justice Advocacy sub-committees. Following fellowship, Dr. Nye became a locum tenens in the New England area.

Kelly Ochoa, MDKelly Ochoa, MDDr. Kelly Ochoa completed her psychiatry residency training at the University of Texas Austin Dell Medical School Psychiatry Program. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She completed her undergraduate studies in Biology and Spanish at Texas Tech University where she was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute student research scholar. In medical school, Dr. Ochoa was a recipient of the John P. McGovern Student Award in Oslerian Medicine and was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society for her dedication to compassionate, patient-centered medical care. In residency, she completed an interdisciplinary quality improvement research project aimed at improving general pediatricians' comfort level in addressing mental health needs in children and adolescents. In addition, she was an active member in the philosophy of psychiatry journal club and participated in the mentor program for incoming interns. Following fellowship, Dr. Ochoa joined an outpatient private practice in Rhode Island.