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Women's Mental Health Fellowship

About The Women's Mental Health Fellowship

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University are offering a 12-month fellowship in women’s mental health.

The fellowship, which takes place at Women & Infants Hospital, a Brown University teaching affiliate and a leading specialty hospital for women and newborns, is designed to offer focused clinical training in women’s mental health for psychiatrists, with a particular emphasis on reproductive psychiatry.

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Contact Information:

Women & Infants Hospital
101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI 02905-2401
P. (401) 274-1122 ext. 41925

Fellowship Director
Dr. Jessica Pineda

Associate Director
Margaret Howard, PhD

Fellows will receive in-depth exposure to and training in:
  • Pharmacotherapy for pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Perinatal loss
  • Substance abuse in perinatal women.
  • Socio-cultural influences on perinatal psychiatric illness
  • Influence of menstrual cycle and menopause/perimenopause
  • Trauma-based disorders
  • Impact of maternal mental illness on the developing fetus and infant
Experience in a women’s hospital & women’s health clinics

Fellows will also have exposure to consultation/liaison in a women’s hospital, as well as experience in providing outpatient consultation to women’s health clinics. They will have experience treating pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders, and spend time in a partial hospital program focusing on dialectical behavioral treatment. Fellows will have the unique opportunity to spend time in a mother-baby psychiatric partial hospital program, the first of its kind in the U.S., where they will provide in-depth care to women with peripartum mood and anxiety disorders.

Research & Elective Opportunities

Fellows will have the option to conduct more focused study in any of the core areas of training, as well as add elective opportunities to supplement their training. Fellows will also have protected time to facilitate pursuit of a scholarly project in women's mental health under the supervision of a research mentor.

Application & Eligibility

To be eligible for application to the Women’s Mental Health Fellowship, the candidate must:
  • Complete a residency or plan to complete a residency in general adult psychiatry prior to the anticipated start date of the fellowship program.
  • Be board certified or board eligible with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in adult psychiatry.
  • Hold or be eligible for an unrestricted RI medical license.

Candidates wishing to apply for the fellowship should send a letter of interest, CV and three (3) letters of recommendation to Francoise Niang at For further information, call (401) 274-1122, extension 41925.

If you wish to learn more about the fellowship program or have specific questions, please contact Dr. Neha Hudepohl, program director, at