"The Women’s Mental Health track is a very unique opportunity that the Baylor Psychiatry Residency program provides for residents interested in learning how to diagnose and treat psychiatric illness across all stages of the reproductive cycle. Most recent NIH data suggests that females are more likely to suffer from any mental illness and exceedingly more likely to seek care. As such, the field of psychiatry is moving toward more targeted care of women through integration of their medical and psychiatric needs.
I am so grateful to be a part of a program where I can work with experts in the field of reproductive psychiatry to build my confidence in treating women struggling through menarche, infertility, pregnancy, and menopause. This includes ample opportunities to treat and advocate for a very disadvantaged population, as women of color are more likely to be victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and both early onset and more severe symptoms of menarche and menopause. I look forward to targeting my practice toward more holistic psychiatric care of women, and I am confident that Baylor will help me do just that!"