Faculty

Burnett-Zeigler, Inger E

Burnett-Zeigler, Inger E

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

i-burnett-zeigler( at )northwestern.edu

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,... read more stress management, 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 better understanding the factors associated with mental health service utilization. She is specifically interested in attitudes and beliefs about mental health problems, 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 working to develop a Mind-Body Complementary Health depression intervention to be delivered to disadvantaged women in the community.

Clark, Crystal Tennille

Clark, Crystal Tennille

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Description of Interests

Dr. Clark’s research and clinical interests focus on women’s mood and anxiety disorders across the reproductive life cycle. Dr. Clark’s passion for optimizing treatment in pregnancy for women with Bi... read morepolar Disorder has led to her current research focused on dosing lamotrigine (Lamictal) and Lithium in pregnancy. She is also interested in optimizing dosing of medication for mood and anxiety disorders in other times of hormonal changes including that related to infertility treatments and use of oral contraceptives. She maintains an interest in trauma associated with traumatic birth and as it relates to the recurrence of mood and anxiety symptoms in pregnancy due to past trauma.

Driscoll, Kara E

Driscoll, Kara E

Instructor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Description of Interests

I believe women during their reproductive years deserve evidence-based information regarding mental health treatment so that they can be empowered to make confident choices about their treatment. I e... read morenjoy collaborating with women in this process.

Fisher, Sheehan D

Fisher, Sheehan D

Instructor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Description of Interests

Dr. Fisher’s research and clinical interests focus on father’s mental health during the perinatal period and their impact on the family dynamic and child outcomes. His research examines the hormonal ... read moreand socio-environmental factors that contribute to the etiology of postpartum depression in fathers and mothers. In turn, the impact of paternal and maternal postpartum depression on parenting behaviors and infant/child outcomes is investigated. Dr. Fisher’s clinical work specializes in behavioral therapies for fathers and couples during the perinatal period.

Gollan, Jacqueline K

Gollan, Jacqueline K

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

j-gollan( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Dr. Jacqueline Gollan treats patients at the Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders. In addition, she directs the Affective Science and Treatment lab, which is focused on id... read moreentifying novel bio-behavioral mechanisms of treatment response for depression, tracking change in emotion and motivation in women across the lifespan, and testing affective markers as predictors and mechanisms of successful response to Behavioral Activation treatment for depression.

Massey, Suena Huang

Massey, Suena Huang

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Description of Interests

Dr. Massey’s research is focused on the psychological characterization of women who successfully quit smoking during pregnancy as a basis for identifying modifiable factors linked to cessation that ca... read moren be targets for future interventions. An additional area of interest concerns the role of oxytocin in perinatal mood and behaviors. Clinical interests include individualized treatment approaches to substance use disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. Her treatment philosophy takes into account an individual's own strengths, personality, spiritual and cultural background, social environment, and motivation for change. Dr. Massey is board certified in Psychiatry with additional qualifications in Addiction Medicine and Office-Based Treatment of Opiate Dependence with Buprenorphine.

Wisner, Katherine L

Wisner, Katherine L

Director, Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Orders

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology

Description of Interests

Dr. Wisner's main focus is research related to the psychiatric treatment of women of childbearing age. She is internationally recognized as an expert in the treatment of mood disorders in women, with ... read moreparticular expertise in pregnancy and the postpartum period. She has been the principal investigator on multiple National Institute of Mental Health- and foundation-funded research projects including the impact of medication use during pregnancy for Unipolar and Bipolar Disorders, a Randomized Controlled Trial of Estradiol for Postpartum Depression, Screening for Postpartum Disorders, and the efficacy of bright light treatment for patients with bipolar disorder. Other areas of interest in include mood disorders in the premenstrual and perimenopause periods, post-bariatric surgery, complex medical-psychiatric diagnostic assessment and treatment-refractory mood disorders. Dr. Wisner is board-certified in general and child and adolescent psychiatry. Her memberships in scientific societies include the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, the Teratology Society, and the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology.