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Transforming the understanding
and treatment of mental illnesses.

Section on Behavioral Endocrinology Behavioral Endocrinology Branch


Physicians /Investigators

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

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

Nursing Staff

Karla Thompson, RN, BSN
Clinical Research Nurse


Linda Schenkel, BS
Psychologist, Research Coordinator

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

Kai Shi
Laboratory Technician

Marilyn Johnson
Clinical Operations Manager