University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
Neuropsychiatric Institute Building
912 S Wood Street, (M/C 913)
South Tower, First Floor
Chicago, IL 60612

Clinic: (312) 413-7701
Office: (312) 996-9619
Fax: (312) 413-4265
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Buehl W., Stojanac D., Sacu S., Drexler W., Findl O. “Comparison of three methods of measuring corneal thickness and anterior chamber depth”, American Journal of Ophthalmology 141(1):7-12. Jan 2006

Poster presentation: Results of a Multi-Center Professional Development Curriculum for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows to be presented in AAP (Association for Academic Psychiatry) Annual Meeting in San Antonio September 16-19, 2015

Danijela Stojanac, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Dr. Stojanac joined UIC in July 2016 as a psychiatrist in the Outpatient Clinic of the Women’s Mental Health program. Dr. Stojanac completed her residency at University of Chicago and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale University. She is Board Certified in general Psychiatry and Board Eligible in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Stojanac has broad clinical and academic interests including women’s mental health and psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and the post-partum period, depression in midlife women and issues related to infertility and mental health. Other interests are early childhood development, impulsive and compulsive disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy and group psychotherapy. Due to her training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Stojanac is working to develop programs that bridge the Child and Adult Psychiatry Divisions within the Department.

Appointments: For scheduling new patient appointments with Dr. Danijela Stojanac please call 312-996-2200. If you are looking for scheduling follow up appointment with Dr. Stojanac please call the clinic phone number at 312-413-7701

Women’s mental health, child and adolescent psychiatry, impulsive and compulsive disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy and group psychotherapy


University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
Institute for Juvenile Research
1747 W Roosevelt Rd, Room 155
Chicago, IL 60608

Office Phone: (312) 413-4814
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Levey E, Oppenheim C, Plasky N, Lange B, Harris B, Lekpeh G, Kekulah I, Henderson D, Borba C. “A Qualitative Analysis of Factors Impacting Resilience among Youth in Post-Conflict Liberia.” Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health. In press.

Levey E, Borba C, Harris B, Carney J, Dominguez S, Wang E, Boxill R, Henderson D. “Assessment of the Needs of Vulnerable Youth Populations in Post-Conflict Liberia.” African Journal of Psychiatry, 16(5), 2013.

Harris B, Levey E, Borba C, Gray D, Carney J, Henderson D. “Substance Use Behaviors of Secondary School Students in Post-conflict Liberia: A Pilot Study.” International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 5(3); 190-201, 2012.

Gilliam M, Davis S, Neustadt A, Levey E, “Contraceptive attitudes among inner-city African American female adolescents: Barriers to effective hormonal contraceptive use,” Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 22(2):97-104, 2009.

Moorthy LN, Peterson M, Onel K, Baratelli M, Mohan D, Chalom E, Eulie B, Levey E, Harrison M, Vazquez L, Adams A, Macdermott E, Barillas L, Barinstein L, Lehman T, “Simple Measure of the Impact of Lupus Erythematosus in Youngsters (SMILEY)—Development and Validation,” Arthritis and Rheumatism, 52:S1427, 2005.

Elizabeth J. Levey, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Clinic Director, Pediatric Stress and Anxiety Disorders Clinic

Dr. Levey has a longstanding interest in the impact of trauma upon children and families in underserved settings. She works in this area as a clinician and researcher. She has studied the impact of culture on resilience in children in diverse settings around the globe. She is currently studying the intergenerational transmission of trauma in a population of pregnant teens in Peru.


Global mental health; maternal-infant mental health; trauma and recovery; childhood anxiety.

Designing an intervention to prevent child abuse in a cohort of pregnant women in Lima, Peru.



Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago
1601 W Taylor Street (M/C 912)
Chicago, IL 60612
Office Phone: 312-355-2348

Zheng Y, Fan W, Zhang X, Dong E.* Gestational Stress Induces Depression-like and Anxiety-like Phenotypes through Epigenetic Regulation of BDNF Expression in Offspring Hippocampus, Epigenetics (2016)11(2):150-62 (* corresponding author)

Dong E, Tueting P, Matrisciano F, Grayson DR, Guidotti A. Behavioral and molecular neuroepigenetic alterations in prenatally stressed mice: relevance for the study of chromatin remodeling properties of antipsychotic drugs. Translational Psychiatry (2016) 12;6:e711.

Labouesse MA, Dong E, Grayson DR, Guidotti A, Meyer U. Maternal immune activation induces GAD1 and GAD2 promoter remodeling in the offspring prefrontal cortex. Epigenetics (2015) 10(12):1143-55

Dong E., Ruzika WB., Grayson DR., Guidotti A.: DNA-methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) binding to CpG rich GABAergic and BDNF promoters is increased in brain of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder patients. Schizophr Res (2015) pii: S0920-9964(14)00599-4

Dong E.*, Dzitoyeva S., Matrisciano F., Tueting P., Grayson DR., Guidotti A.: BDNF epigenetic modifications associated with schizophrenia-like phenotype induced by prenatal stress in mice. Biol Psych (2015) 77(6):589-596 (* corresponding author)

Zhubi A., Chen Y., Dong E., Cook EH., Guidotti A., Grayson DR.: Increased binding of MeCP2 to the GAD1 and RELN promoters may be mediated by an enrichment of 5-hmC in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) cerebellum. Transl Psychiatry (2014) 21;4:e349

Auta J., Smith RC., Dong E., Tueting P., Sershen H., Boules S., Lajtha A., Davis JM., Guidotti A.: DNA-methylation gene network dysregulation in peripheral blood lymphocytes of schizophrenia patients. Schizophr Res (2013) 150(1):312-318

Guidotti A., Dong E., Gavin DP., Veldic M., Zhao W., Bhaumik DK., Pandey SC., Grayson DR.: DNA methylation/demethylation network expression in psychotic patients with a history of alcohol abuse. Alcohol Clin Exp Res (2013) 37(3):417-424

Dong E.*, Gavin DP., Chen Y., Davis JM.: Upregulation of TET1 and downregulation of APOBEC3A and APOBEC3C in the parietal cortex of psychotic patients. Transl Psychiatry (2012) 4;2:e159

Gavin DP., Sharma RP., Chase KA., Matrisciano F., Dong E., Guidotti A.: Growth arrest and DNA-damage-inducible, beta (GADD45b)-mediated DNA demethylation in major psychosis. Neuropsychopharmacology (2012) 37(2):531-542

Matrisciano F., Dong E., Gavin DP., Nicoletti F., Guidotti A.: Activation of group II metabotropic glutamate receptors promotes DNA demethylation in the mouse brain. Mol Pharmacol (2011) 80(1):174-182

Chen Y., Dong E., Grayson DR.: Analysis of the GAD1 promoter: trans-acting factors and DNA methylation converge on the 5'untranslated region. Neuropharmacology (2011) 60(7-8):1075-1087

Dong E.*, Chen Y., Gavin DP., Grayson DR., Guidotti A.: Valproate induces DNA demethylation in nuclear extracts from adult mouse brain. Epigenetics (2010) 22;5(8):730-735 (* corresponding author)

Dong E., Nelson M., Grayson DR., Costa E., Guidotti A.: Clozapine and sulpiride but not haloperidol or olanzapine activate brain DNA demethylation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (2008) 105(36):13614-13619

Dong E., Guidotti A., Grayson DR., Costa E.: Histone hyperacetylation induces demethylation of reelin and 67-kDa glutamic acid decarboxylase promoters. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (2007) 104(11):4676-4681

Simonini MV., Camargo ML., Dong E., Maloku E., Jones P., Veldic M., Guidotti A., Costa E.: The benzamide MS-275 is a potent, long-lasting brain region-selective inhibitor of histone deacetylases Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (2006) 103 (5):1587-1592

Dong E., Agis-Balba R., Simonini MV., Grayson DR., Costa E., Guidotti A.: Reelin and glutamic acid decarboxylase67 promoter remodeling in an epigenetic methionine-induced mouse model of schizophrenia Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (2005) 102 (35):12578-12583

Tremolizzo L., Doueiri MS., Dong E., Grayson DR., Davis JM., Pinna G., Tueting P., Rodriguez-Menendez V., Costa E., Guidotti A.: Valproate corrects the schizophrenia-like epigenetic behavioral modifications induced by methionine in mice. Biol Psychiatry (2005) 57 (5):500-509

Pinna G., Dong E., Matsumoto K., Costa E., Guidotti A.: In socially isolated mice, the reversal of brain allopregnanolone down-regulation mediates the anti-aggressive action of fluoxetine. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (2003)100(4):2035-2040

Dong E., Caruncho H., Liu WS., Smalheiser NR., Grayson DR., Costa E., Guidotti A.: Reelin-integrin receptor interaction regulates Arc mRNA translation in synaptoneurosomes. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (2003) 100(9):5479-5484

Dong E., Matsumoto K., Watanabe H.: Diazepam binding inhibitor (DBI) reduces testosterone and estradiol levels in vivo. Life Sci (2002) 70(11):1317-1323

Dong E., Matsumoto K., Uzunova V., Sugaya I., Watanabe H., Costa E. and Guidotti A.: Brain 5a-dihydroprogesterone and allopregnanolone synthesis in a mouse model of protracted social isolation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (2001) 98(5):2849-2854.

Dong E., Matsumoto K., Toda M., Kaneko Y., and Watanabe H.: Diazepam binding inhibitor (DBI) gene expression in the brains of socially isolated and group-housed mice. Neuro Res (1999) 33(3):171-177

Dong E., Matsumoto K., Toda M., and Watanabe H.: Possible involvement of diazepam binding inhibitor and its fragment octadecaneuropeptide in social isolation stress-induced decrease in pentobarbital sleep in mice. Life Sci (1999) 64(19):1779-1784

Dong E., Matsumoto K., Toda M., Kaneko Y., and Watanabe H.: Involvement of peripheral type of benzodiazepine receptor in social isolation stress-induced decrease in pentobarbital sleep in mice. Life Sci (1999) 65(15):1561-1568

(* corresponding author)

Erbo Dong, PhD

Associate Professor (rt)

Dr. Dong’s research has concentrated on furthering understanding the role of epigenetic mechanisms in the development of major psychosis, focusing especially on the epigenetic modifications of GABAergic and glutamatergic genes observed in the psychotic brains.

Preclinical models of mental disorders
Biomarkers of mental disorders
Long non-coding and microRNAs in psychiatric disorders
The complex interplay between stress and pathophysiological transformations associated with alcohol intake and comorbid disorders and possible pharmacological intervention.

Society for Neuroscience





University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
912 S. Wood Street, NPI Room 824 Chicago IL 60612

Office Phone: 312-996-6139
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Veronica Lopez

Mark Wright, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Director of the Neuropsychiatry Program

After his adult psychiatry residency, Dr. Wright completed a two year fellowship in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry. He is board certified in general psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and behavioral neurology/neuropsychiatry. Dr. Wright is interested in working with neurologists, neurosurgeons, and other brain specialists to help patients with mental illness related to a neurological condition such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, stroke, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, and epilepsy. Dr. Wright has spent most of his career in academic medicine training medical students, residents, and fellows.

Psychosomatic medicine
Medical education


American Neuropsychiatric Association
Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine





University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry               
Neuropsychiatric Institute
912 S. Wood Steet MC 913
Chicago, IL  60612

Office Phone: 312-996-7746
Office Fax: 312-413-4915
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Jennifer Duffecy, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

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