- Psychiatry Volunteer
- sdowty [at] uic.edu
Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI)
912 S. Wood St.
Department of Psychiatry (MC 913)
Chicago IL 60612
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.