Current Positions

  • Director of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatric Services (2008 – Present)
     

  • Department of Psychiatry, University Hospitals of Cleveland (2007 - Present)
     

  • Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University
     

  • Focus on community psychiatry for children and adults.

 

Past Positions

  • Forensic Psychiatry Practice (1997 – 2017)
    Teaching – Developed and taught 18 seminars on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Law to child psychiatry and pediatric portal residents
     

  • Lectured nationally on forensic and child forensic psychiatry.
     

  • Former consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice - conditions of confinement to residential juvenile justice reform programs
     

  • Former consultant to the Southern Center for Human Rights – conditions of confinement for incarcerated women
     

  • Consultation to medical boards
     

  • Consultant on various other matters involving psychiatry and the law

CAREER

Postgraduate Education

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Combined residency in general and child psychiatry (1991- 1996)

 

  • University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University - Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry. Concentration in Child Forensics (1996-1997)

 


Undergraduate/Graduate Education

  • Barnard College, Columbia University, BA in Biochemistry, 1986
     

  • State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, M.D., 1991

EDUCATION

ACTIVITIES - PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

APA - Current

  • Council on Psychiatry and the Law (Second Term)
     

  • APA Guideline Writing Group (2011 – Present)
     

  • APA Assembly –Representing the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law as the Assistant Representative (2011 – 2015) and Representative (2015 – 2017)
     

  • APA Assembly Rules Committee, MOC Committee (2015-2017)
     

  • APA Assembly Community Psychiatry Committee – 2013-2015
     

  • Women of the Assembly (2011 - 2017)

 

APA - Past

  • Forensic Advisor to DSM-5 (2012 -2013)
     

  • Manfred S. Guttmacher Award Committee

Other

  • Member, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (1993 - Present)
     

  • Member, National Commission on Correctional Health Care (1999 – 2008)

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL)

  • Representative to the APA Assembly (2015 - Present)
     

  • Counselor, AAPL Executive Council (2003 – 2007)
     

  • Co-Chair Education Committee (2012 – 2014)
     

  • Chair – Criminal Behavior Committee (2001 – 2003)
     

  • Member, Criminal Behavior Committee
     

  • Book Review Editor, Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (2007- 2017)
     

  • Member, Program Committee (1997 – Present)
     

  • Member, AAPL Newsletter Photography Team (2003 – 2007)
     

  • Member, Computers in Forensic Psychiatry Committee (1997 – 2007)
     

  • Child Forensic Psychiatry Section Monitor, AAPL Website (1997-2007)

 
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