Psychiatry and Data Science
Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association since 2010, Board Certified in Psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 2002, and active Medical License held in Washington State since 1998.
A Texas native, I completed my MD degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) School of Medicine at Galveston, then continued my training at UTMB Hospitals for my Psychiatry residency. Subsequently, I moved to Portland, Maine to complete my Child Psychiatry fellowship at Maine Medical Center.
After residency and fellowship training, my first position was a Staff Psychiatrist at Counseling Services Inc., a community mental health provider with multiple offices in rural Maine, and also consulted to Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford, Maine. After one year in community mental health, I joined Maine Medical Center as an Attending Psychiatrist in Portland, and concurrently was appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington.
After three years at Maine Medical Center, I was subsequently recruited as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University Department of Psychiatry, and concurrently as an Attending Psychiatrist at IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I also maintained a private practice in Halifax, in addition to the research and clinical positions.
Throughout my 15-year psychiatry career, I have focused on anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychosis, psychopharmacology, and ADHD, as well as future trends in psychiatry. I have written and presented extensively on these topics. To date, I have 34 publications and have been awarded 6 research grants.
Having upskilled as a Data Scientist, I hope to integrate artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and software development with clinical endeavors, to improve the diagnostic accuracy of psychiatrists and improve the treatment of mental disorders.