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Physicians /Investigators

Peter Schmidt, MD
Chief, Section on Behavioral Endocrinology
Principal Investigator

Pedro Martinez, MD
Chief, NIMH Reproductive Psychiatry Clinic
Staff Physician

Rivka Ben-Dor, MD
Clinical Fellow, Visiting Physician

Gioia Guerrieri, DO
Clinical Fellow

Vi Nguyen, MD
Clinical Fellow

Nursing Staff

Karla Thompson, RN, BSN
Clinical Research Nurse

Deborah Ellen Boyle, RN, MN
Clinical Research Nurse


Merry Danaceau, RN
Patient Recruiter

Nazli Haq, MS

Wanda Ridley
Mental Health Research Technician

Linda Schenkel, BS
Psychologist, Research Coordinator

Annie Shellswick, LCSW-C
Coordinator of Community Relations and Patient Recruitment

Kai Shi
Laboratory Technician

Geeta Strange
Clinical Operations Manager