Margaret Howard, PhD
Margaret Howard, PhD, is the division director of the Center for Women’s Behavioral Health and director of the Day Hospital. She is associate fellowship director for the Brown University/Women & Infants Hospital Women’s Mental Health Fellowship. Dr. Howard is a professor of psychiatry and human behavior (clinical) and medicine (clinical) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from Southern Illinois University and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University.
Dr. Howard‘s primary clinical and research interests are postpartum depression, depression and anxiety disorders during pregnancy, trauma, OCD, and novel treatment approaches in both prevention and treatment of perinatal mood disorders.
Cynthia L. Battle, PhD
Cynthia Battle, PhD, is a research psychologist in the Center for Women’s Behavioral Health. She is an associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior (research) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Battle received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and completed both her clinical internship and treatment research fellowship at Brown University. Dr. Battle specializes in women’s mental health, specifically depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder occurring during pregnancy and the postpartum period. She has conducted several federally funded studies focused on developing new non-pharmacologic treatments for perinatal women, including interventions that utilize yoga, physical activity and home-based family treatment. She is particularly interested in finding ways to make treatment more accessible and acceptable to pregnant and postpartum women, including women from diverse cultural groups. Dr. Battle is also on the staff at Butler Hospital.
Shannon M. Erisman, PhD
Shannon Marie Erisman, PhD, is clinical director of the Day Hospital of the Center for Women's Behavioral Health. She is also a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and staff psychologist for the Women’s Partial Program at Butler Hospital.
Dr. Erisman’s current research interests include outcomes and mechanisms of third wave behavior therapies, particularly in the treatment of women with borderline personality disorder. She is also involved in ongoing studies examining psychosis-proneness, emotional processing, and cognitive flexibility with a particular focus on women’s mental health.
Anupriya Gogne, MD
Anupriya Gogne, MD is an adult psychiatrist with training in addiction psychiatry and women’s mental health. Dr. Gogne has a special interest in working with women presenting with both addiction and psychiatric issues, and also has experience with treatment of trauma and dialectical behavior therapy.
Neha S. Hudepohl, MD
Neha Hudepohl, MD, is the fellowship director of the Brown University/Women & Infants Hospital Women’s Mental Health Fellowship. She is an attending psychiatrist in the Center for Women’s Behavioral Health and an assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior (clinical) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Dr. Hudepohl received 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, where she served as chief resident, and also completed an internship in emergency medicine. Dr. Hudepohl is board certified in adult psychiatry.
Dr. Hudepohl’s primary clinical and academic interests include women’s mental health, trauma, pharmacotherapy in pregnancy and lactation, and medical education.
Marie A. Grause, PNS
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 and outpatient service since its inception. Ms. 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.
Ms. Grause also holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Ms. 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.
Stacey D’Eletto is the nursery attendant for the Day Hospital, where she has been working since 2007. She holds an associate’s degree in early childhood education and is nearing completion of her bachelor’s degree in social work. Ms. D’Eletto has more than 13 years experience working with infants and their families. She is a certified infant massage instructor and teaches individual and group sessions at the Day Hospital. In April 2011 Ms. D’Eletto was named Women & Infants’ Employee of the Month. Her clinical interests include mother-infant attachment, infant massage, and the impact of maternal depression on infant and child development.