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Mental Health

Post-Doctoral Trainees

Wendy IngramWendy Ingram, PhD

Wendy completed a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California Berkeley in 2015 where she studied behavioral neuro-immunology in mice infected with the brain parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. She completed two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Geisinger Health System training in computational biology and medical informatics and is now extending her work in collaboration between Geisinger and Johns Hopkins using Electronic Health Records and genomics to better understand mental illnesses, especially depression and bipolar disorder. Prior to her doctoral work, she conducted four years of protein biochemistry research as an undergraduate and masters student and spent one year in a neuropsychopharmachology laboratory as a research specialist. 

 

Paul NestadtPaul Nestadt, MD

Paul completed a psychiatric residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he continues clinical work in the Anxiety Clinic, supervising and lecturing for the residents and medical students, and serving as managing editor of the Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. His research investigates local risk factors for suicide completion, the use of esketamine to treat suicidality, and the role of doubt and indecision in OCD. Prior to his medical training, Paul had worked in bench neuroscience, MRS brain imaging, and as a Baltimore city high school teacher.

 

Pre-Doctoral Trainees

Calliope HolingueCalliope Holingue MPH

Calliope is a doctoral student in the Department of Mental Health advised by Dr. Dani Fallin. Her primary research interest is the intersection between physical and mental health, particularly the role of the immune system and gut in the etiology and presentation of psychiatric disorders. Her doctoral work is focused on the role of the gut microbiome and gastrointestinal symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Prior to attending Johns Hopkins she received an MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley.

 

Kira RiehmKira Riehm, MSc

Kira is a doctoral student in the Department of Mental Health advised by Dr. Ramin Mojtabai. She is interested in access to mental health services, need for care, and the use of depression screening, particularly in adolescent and young adult populations. She is also interested in methodologies related to systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Prior to attending Johns Hopkins, Kira received her BA in Psychology and her MSc in Psychiatry, both from McGill University in Canada.

 

Darlynn Rojo-WissarDarlynn Rojo-Wissar, MPH

Darlynn is a doctoral student in the Department of Mental Health advised by Dr. Adam Spira. Her research interests include adverse childhood experiences, sleep, and mental and physical health across the lifespan, as well as sleep research methodology. Prior to attending Johns Hopkins she received an MPH in Maternal and Child Health and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona.

 

Kim RothKimberly B. Roth, MHS

Kim is a doctoral student in the Department of Mental Health advised by Dr. Bill Eaton. Her primary research interests include the epidemiology of mood and anxiety disorders, suicide, the mental and behavioral health of Latino populations, and the role of acculturation and other experiences of immigrants in developing mental and behavioral disorders. She is also interested in latent variable modeling techniques and other advanced methodologies. Kim's work experience includes working with several cohort studies such as the Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study and the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study. Kim received her MHS from the Department of Mental Health at JHSPH and her BA in Spanish and Psychology at Hood College.