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A Multidisciplinary Team of Providers

Margaret Howard, PhD, is the director of the Division of Women's Behavioral Health and the Day Hospital at Women & Infants Hospital and a clinical professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Howard received her PhD in clinical psychology from Southern Illinois University and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University.

Dr. Howard has experience in assessing and treating individuals in inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospital settings. Past and current areas of expertise include PTSD, eating disorders, addictions, and mood and anxiety disorders. For the past 12 years she has focused exclusively on the treatment of perinatal women with mental health disorders.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Howard has extensive administrative experience in the establishment of psychiatric outpatient and partial hospital specialty programs focusing on women’s issues. Dr. Howard has published, taught, and lectured widely on the topic of perinatal psychiatric disorders and was the recipient of the 2003 Eli Lilly Welcome Back Award which recognized five individuals nationwide for their innovative approach to the recognition and treatment of depression.

M. Aimee Grause, PCNS, is a clinical nurse specialist with extensive experience in psychiatric inpatient and partial hospital settings. She has been a member of the Day Hospital since its inception. Grause received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Georgetown University and completed her graduate degree in adult mental health nursing at the University of Colorado. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Grause is a certified therapist and supervisor in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), with a particular focus on treating women with perinatal psychiatric disorders. She is one of two IPT therapists for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research project at Women & Infants involving treatment of postpartum depression. She has training in mindfulness meditation practice and incorporates this and her interest in the arts in the therapeutic milieu of the Day Hospital.

Neha S. Hudepohl, MD, is a consultation liaison psychiatrist at Women & Infants and provides outpatient consultation and ongoing care at the Center for Women's Behavioral Health, as well as coverage at the Day Hospital for pregnant and postpartum women with mood disorders.

A graduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Hudepohl earned her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in general adult psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati Department of Psychiatry/University Hospital. She is board-eligible in adult psychiatry. Her clinical interests include women's mental health and trauma both in obstetric patients and the general population.

Amy Quinn, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with experience in inpatient, outpatient and partial hospital settings. Quinn received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Salve Regina University and her master’s degree in social work from Boston College.

Quinn conducts individual, group and family therapy and draws from different therapeutic approaches, including dialectical behavior therapy, narrative therapy and incorporates mindfulness focused techniques to assist in recovery from postpartum depression and other disorders. She has a 10-year background in book publishing and brings administrative and managerial experience from that field, as well as a lifelong passion for literature and critical method.

Ann Back Price, PCNS, IAAP, is a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist at the Day Hospital. A graduate of Smith College, she earned her nursing degree at Yale University and completed a fellowship in psychoanalysis at the C. G. Jung Institute in Boston, where she currently chairs the Admissions Committee. Price is a clinical teaching associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and coordinates the psychotherapy training program for psychiatry residents.

She is one of only four individuals in Rhode Island who is a Certified Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) therapist with particular focus on treating women with perinatal psychiatric disorders. Price also has extensive clinical and research experience in the field of bereavement and perinatal loss and is a co-principal investigator in a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) study investigating a group treatment approach with women who have experienced perinatal loss. She is a member of the Women & Infants Hospital Bereavement Board.

Zabe R. Sayeed, MD, is a consultation liaison psychiatrist at Women & Infants and provides outpatient care and consultation at the Center for Women's Behavioral Health. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in biological sciences, and earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in adult psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System/Medical College of Virginia. In addition, Dr. Sayeed completed a fellowship in psychosomatic medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System/Medical College of Virginia.

She is board certified in adult psychiatry and a member of the American Psychiatric Association. Her interests include women's mental health, collegiate mental health, psychiatric problems in the medically ill and psychotherapy.

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