Women's Mental Health and Reproductive Psychiatry

Marcela Almeida, MD (Director); Gilla Davis, MD; Pauline Maki, PhD; Kristina Stevens, APN;

Welcome to the Women’s Mental Health and Reproductive Psychiatry Service at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where we provide excellence in clinical services, professional education, and research! It is a pioneer in Illinois and has been nationally recognized for its achievement, having won prestigious awards, like The American Psychiatric Association’s Gold Achievement Award for innovative Mental Health service delivery, and the American College of Psychiatrists’ Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education.


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American Psychiatric Association's
Gold Achievement Award
for innovative mental health service delivery

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American College of Psychiatrists'
Award for creativity in
psychiatric education


The Women’s Mental Health Program at UIC for several years was the only program in Illinois to offer both inpatient and outpatient women's mental health services, including specific services to pregnant women. As home to one of the first Women's Mental Health Fellowships in the country, UIC is also dedicated to shaping the future of women's mental health education.

Women's Mental Health and Reproductive Psychiatry

The Women’s Mental Health Program will play a crucial role in implementing the recently passed Mothers Act (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=s110-1375), which calls for increased support for education, research, and clinical interventions for Postpartum Depression.
At UIC, dedication to excellence in clinical practice is the foundation for advancing the frontier of women’s mental health practices through research and education. We hope that, by browsing our website, you share our passion and excitement for women’s mental health and perinatal psychiatry!

You can also find more resources, both for providers and the general public, on our blog at: http://herhealthymind.blogspot.com/

Marcela Almeida, MD