Community Spotlight: Jessica Peters, Ph.D.

Jessica Peters, Ph.D., came to Brown University for psychology internship, stayed through a postdoctoral fellowship and, now, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and a member of the department’s academic faculty.

Brown Psychiatry and Human Behavior Celebrates 88 Trainees, Distinguished Faculty at 47th Annual Graduation Ceremony

On June 10, members of the Brown Psychiatry and Human Behavior community gathered for the first time since 2019 to mark the department’s 47th annual graduation. The evening, breezy and warm, was celebratory in spirit with faculty, trainees, and their families mingling beneath a white tent before the main ceremony in Alumnae Hall. Inside, Brown Psychiatry and Human Behavior Chair Steven Rasmussen, M.D., delivered a speech to the audience followed by a series of faculty teaching awards. 

Lewis-de los Angeles, Martinez Earn Doctoring Excellence in Teaching Awards

Two trainees in Brown Psychiatry and Human Behavior's Triple Board Residency Training Program in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry have earned prestigious Doctoring Excellence in Teaching Awards for their commitment to education at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. C.

Kemp, Wolff Receive $3.6 Million from NIH to Study New Suicide Protocol for Justice-Involved Youth

Two members of the Brown Psychiatry and Human Behavior faculty were awarded $3.6 million in research funding to test whether a brief, evidence-based protocol could reduce hospitalizations and suicidality for justice-involved youth in Rhode Island.

Orchowski on "Engaging Boys and Men in Sexual Assault Prevention"

What role should men and boys play in sexual assault prevention?

Carpenter Named President of the Society of Biological Psychiatry

On April 29, professor of psychiatry and human behavior Linda Carpenter, M.D., assumed the presidency of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, succeeding Judy Ford, Ph.D., of UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. Carpenter, who serves as director of Butler Hospital's Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Clinic and Neuromodulation Research Facility, was named president-elect at the society's annual meeting last year.

Brown Psychiatry and Human Behavior Announces 2022 Mind Brain Research Day Academic Presentation Winners

Top, left to right: Sarah Owens, M.A., Madeline Benz, M.S.,  Jenna Blujus, Ph.D.
Middle, left to right: Arryn Guy, Ph.D., Jennifer Warnick, Ph.D., Matthew Howe, M.D.
Bottom, left to right: Elizabeth Olsen, M.D., Emily M. May, Ph.D, Jennifer Poon, Ph.D.

Marking Autism Acceptance Month, Moreno De Luca Debuts Family-Friendly Genetic Testing Video

From start to finish, the vibrant, melodic short video, "PRISMA Library of Life - Autism, Genetics and Genetic Testing," was a passion project for Daniel Moreno De Luca, M.D. 

"We're in Crisis Mode": Lowenhaupt on the State of Emergency in Child, Adolescent Mental Health in RI

Brown University faculty in psychiatry and pediatrics are leading a call to action urging policymakers to address the worsening child and adolescent mental health crisis.

Howard joins APA Maternal Mental Health Advisory Panel

Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Margaret Howard, Ph.D., has joined the American Psychiatric Association (APA)'s Maternal Mental Health Advisory Panel. The twenty-member group, which includes representatives from the APA councils, a psychiatry fellow, and non-psychiatrist behavioral health providers, is charged with developing a needs assessment to gauge the attitudes and practices of mental health providers about pregnant patients with mental disorders.