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  2. Melissa L. Wagner-Schuman

Melissa L. Wagner-Schuman MD PhD

Melissa L. Wagner-Schuman
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Co-Director, Women's Mental Health Clinical Services
Contact Information
  • mwagner9 [at]
  • (312) 996-5089
  • Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI)
    912 S. Wood St.
    Department of Psychiatry (MC 913)
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:Room 333

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). This led her to training in the triple board residency program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital where she will complete her training this upcoming September – she is board certified in Pediatrics. Throughout residency her interest in ACEs continued and broadened to include treatment of the mother-child dyad. As a faculty member she would like to continue to work with women and children and hopefully develop treatment models that help reduce the accumulation of ACEs in families.

Title Description Investigator(s) Category Status
Cyclical Neuroactive Steroid Changes, Arousal, and Proximal Suicide Risk: An Experimental Approach R01-NIMH-120843 Experimentally delineating the neurosteroid pathways which may be involved in perimenstrual worsening of depression and suicide risk.  CLEAR – Eisenlohr-Moul Lab On-going

*System-generated list from psychiatry research website.