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Danijela Stojanac MD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Co-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 one of the two Co-Directors 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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Melissa L. Wagner-Schuman MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Co-Director, Women's Mental Health Clinical Services
Dr. Melissa Wagner-Schuman was born and raised in Wisconsin and completed most of her training in the Milwaukee area. She went to undergrad at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. She continued her education at the Medical College of Wisconsin where she received her MD in 2012 and received a PhD in Neuroscience in 2010. During the last several years of medical school she became interested in psychiatry, particularly at risk youth, and developed interventions to help prevent or limit adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

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Ashley Mulvihill MD

  • Assistant Professor of Clincial Psychiatry
  • Director of Integrated Women’s Mental Health-Child Psychiatry Track
  • Illinois Doc Assist Consultant
Dr. Mulvihill is board certified in both General Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. She completed her adult training and child fellowship at UIC. She stayed on at UI Health to join the faculty in 2018. Dr. Mulvihill works both in the Women’s Mental Health Program and Child Adolescent Division to expand integrative services around maternal-child mental health. She is interested in treating children, women, and families with various psychiatric issues including those related to pregnancy, postpartum, infertility, and motherhood. Dr. Mulvihill has a particular interest in working with expectant and new mothers with their children to improve family wellness and prevent adverse child experiences.

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Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher PhD

Nafisa Ghadiali MD

Hariclia Hristea MD

Vesna Pirec MD, PhD

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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, PMH-APN, BC

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurse, specializing in Women’s Mental Health
Ms. Stevens is passionate about providing excellent women's mental health to the UIC community. An alumnus of UIC's Masters of Nursing program, Ms. Stevens in comfortable wiith 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

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Associate Director of Translational Research in Women’s Mental Health
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Dr. Eisenlohr-Moul is an Assistant 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

Shannon Dowty MPH

  • Psychiatry Volunteer
Shannon served as the Lab Manager and Perinatal Research Specialist in the Women’s Mental Health Program from 2015-2019. She remains involved in our lab’s efforts to change the way women are screened and treated for mental health issues during pregnancy at UIC. Shannon works with Dr. Maki, Dr. Jenna Duffecy and team on adapting and implementing Sunnyside for Moms, an online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) based intervention to prevent and treat perinatal depression. The no-cost intervention offers core lessons in basic cognitive behavioral skills, in addition to lessons on pregnancy-related concerns such as changes in partner and family relationships, work/ and career concerns, and worries related to pregnancy.

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