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Danijela Stojanac MD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Director in Women's Mental Health Division
  • Director of Women’s Mental Health Fellowship
Dr. Stojanac joined UIC in July 2016 as a psychiatrist in the Outpatient Clinic of the Women’s Mental Health Program (WMH). Since then Dr. Stojanac has been dedicated to expanding Women’s Mental Health Outpatient Clinic and rotating in coverage of the Inpatient Women’s Mental Health Unit. Dr. Stojanac has been working with the team of WMH psychiatrists on developing Two Generation Clinic (lead by Dr. Melissa Wagner PhD) where mothers and their children can receive mental health care together. Dr. Stojanac is the director in Women's Mental Health Division. Dr. Stojanac has been teaching and supervising Adult Psychiatry Residents. She received Merton Max Gill, M.D. Award (2019) presented by graduating psychiatry residents for mentorship and excellence in teaching. She serves as Director of Women’s Mental Health Fellowship since June 2017, supervising two Women’s Mental Health Fellows.

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Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher PhD

Nafisa Ghadiali MD

Brandon Hage MD, MA

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Dr. Brandon Hage (preferred pronouns: “he/him”) is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Illinois Chicago. He completed Medical School at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and completed General Adult Residency and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Western Psychiatric Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his training, he also completed the Women’s Mental Health & Reproductive Psychiatry Area of Concentration, the Public Service Psychiatry Fellowship, and the Academic Administrator/Clinician Educator Track. He created a reproductive psychiatry curriculum for OBY/GYN residents at UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital and is currently working on creating a standardized, national curriculum for OB/GYN physicians through his work with the National Curriculum in Reproductive Psychiatry (NCRP). His clinical interests lie in child & adolescent psychiatry, women’s mental health including dual diagnosis treatment and trauma disorders, perinatal and postpartum psychiatry, emergency psychiatry, resident and medical student education, community psychiatry, physician well-being, racial and gender inequities in medicine, and social determinants of health.

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Hariclia Hristea MD

Vesna Pirec MD, PhD

Vesna Pirec

Surya Sabhapathy MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Director, Gender and Sexuality Clinic
  • Women’s Mental Health Program
Dr. Sabhapathy (they/she) received their medical degree and Master’s in Public Health from the University of Michigan. They subsequently completed psychiatry residency training at UIC, where they served as chief resident and an inaugural member of the clinician-educator track. She presently directs the Department of Psychiatry’s Gender Affirmative Clinic, which provides mental health services for transgender and nonbinary people. Dr. Sabhapathy also works with patients in the hospital’s inpatient psychiatric, medical, and surgical units, and provides consultative services for primary care providers. Her clinical interests include expanding access to comprehensive mental health care for underserved populations, particularly women, gender minorities, and people of color.

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Lizabeth Fernandez LCSW, CDVP

  • Clinical Social Worker

Lizabeth Fernandez, CDVP, LCSW is a bilingual (English/ Spanish) clinician who provides psychotherapy grounded in principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma informed practice, and cultural humility.  She completed her Masters in Social Work at UIC Jane Addams College of Social Work and completed internships at Gateway Foundation/ Cook County Correctional and UIC Developmental Disabiliti

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Wookyung Nari Lawrence LCSW, CADC

  • Clinical Social Worker
Ms. Lawrence is a licensed clinical social worker and certified alcohol and drug counselor. She provides individual therapy as well as couple’s counseling in the Mood and Anxiety Clinic. She has built her clinical experiences by working with adults who suffer from mental illness and/or substance abuse in hospitals inpatient, outpatient, and emergency department as well as nursing homes and criminal justice system. Ms. Lawrence uses integrative approach in therapy to accommodate individual’s clinical needs.

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Nikki Lively LCSW

Kristina Stevens MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

  • Mood and Anxiety, Resiliency Center, specializing in ADHD
Kristina Stevens is passionate about providing excellent treatment of adult ADHD, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders, as well as recovery from sexual trauma and postpartum/antepartum depression and anxiety. An alumnus of UIC’s Master’s of Nursing program, Kristina is intimately familiar with the UIC community and excited to call it her professional home.

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Pauline Maki PhD

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Director of Women’s Mental Health Research Program
  • Senior Director of Research, Center for Research on Women and Gender
For over 20 years, Dr. Pauline M. Maki has led a program of NIH-funded research focused on the role of sex steroid hormones on cognition, mood, brain function (neuroimaging) and stress responsivity in women. Women’s cognitive abilities, mood, and response to stress can be affected by changes in sex hormones, like estrogen, including changes that occur during the menopausal transition, during pregnancy, and across the menstrual cycle. In particular, the goal of her work is to improve the lives of women by identifying factors that alter their risk of cognitive decline and affective disorders.

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Tory Eisenlohr-Moul PhD

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Associate Director of Translational Research in Women’s Mental Health
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine
Dr. Eisenlohr-Moul is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UIC, and holds an additional courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychology. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized fellowship training in the pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment of hormone-related psychiatric disorders-- particularly premenstrual disorders.

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Michelle Miller

  • Project Coordinator, Perinatal Research Grant

Marisela Villarreal

  • Clinic Coordinator

Gabrielle L. Myers

  • Customer Service Representative
  • Liaison, Psychiatry to OB Gyn
Gabrielle Myers