I address the physical and psychosocial health of pregnant women as this can improve both maternal and child health and maternal-child health is the cornerstone of a healthy society.
I enjoy biking, running, yoga, skiing, gardening, and spending time with my family which includes two children, two dogs, and a menagerie of small farm animals.
Qualifications and experience
- Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mental Health and Behavior - Stress, Mental Health and Behavior, Mental Health and Behavior - Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Reproduction - Prenatal Testing, Pregnancy and Reproduction - Prenatal Care, Pregnancy and Reproduction - Pregnancy, Pregnancy and Reproduction - Maternal and Fetal Health, Pregnancy and Reproduction - High-Risk Pregnancy, Pregnancy and Reproduction - Gestational Diabetes, Pregnancy and Reproduction - Endocrine Disorders, Pregnancy and Reproduction - Childbirth, Pregnancy and Reproduction, Women's Health, Women's Health - Breast Feeding
- Languages spoken
University of Arizona Program (2018)
University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2010)
University of Miami. Jackson Memorial Hospital (2004)
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine (2003)
University of Miami. Jackson Memorial Hospital (2007)
University of South Carolina (SC) (1998)
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2015)
- Clinical interest for patients
My clinical practice includes taking an integrative approach to caring for pregnant women with "high-risk" conditions such as: mental health conditions, genetic conditions, high blood-pressure, diabetes, endocrine conditions, or fetal conditions.
- Research interest for patients
I do research on interventions (choline supplementation and psychotherapy that is integrated in to standard prenatal care) that show promise in improving the mental and physical health and wellness of a pregnant woman and the health and wellness of her child.
- Volunteer activities
I continue to be involved in several national and international efforts to improve pregnancy and perinatal mental health care.