Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Inger E Burnett-Zeigler, PhD

Inger E Burnett-Zeigler, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences



NMH/Arkes Family Pavilion Suite 1000
676 N Saint Clair
Chicago IL 60611

i-burnett-zeigler( at )

Hospital Affiliations

I am on the medical staff at the following Feinberg-affiliated hospital(s)

Education and Certification

PhD: Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine, Clinical Psychology (2009)
Internship: VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Clinical Psychology (2009)
Fellowship: University of Michigan Medical School, Mental Illness Research and Treatment (2011)


Description of Interests

Dr. Burnett-Zeigler treats patients at the Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders. Her clinical interests are in mood and anxiety disorders, comorbid substance use disorders, stress management, wellness and interpersonal relationships. She is has training and experience in several psychotherapy interventions including psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, behavioral activation, and mindfulness meditation. Dr. Burnett-Zeigler’s research focuses on examining the factors associated with mental health service utilization. She is specifically interested in attitudes and beliefs about mental health, access to mental health treatment, engagement in mental health treatment, and barriers to mental health treatment among disadvantaged populations including racial/ethnic minorities and those with low income, limited education, and limited access to resources. She is currently the Principal Investigator for the "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Depressed Women in a Federally Qualified Health Center" study which examines the acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a mindfulness based treatment for depression delivered to women in a community primary care setting.

Interests (Keywords)

Alcohol and Drug Dependency; Behavioral Medicine; Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Mental Health; Mental Health Service Utilization; Mood Disorders; Psychiatry; Women's Health

Research and Publications

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