I take a holistic approach to patient care and personalize my treatment to a person’s needs using a combination of medications/medical management, counseling, and healthy life behaviors to improve mental health.
When I work with patients, I evaluate their psychological functioning, medication adherence/side effects, academic and psychological functioning, sleep, exercise, nutrition, caffeine/nicotine/ alcohol/drug use, medical health; and provide treatment in the form of medications/medication management, counseling, and health life behaviors.
I use measurement based practice methods, and continuous improvement using clinical experience, keeping update on research and evidence based treatments. I am comfortable managing complex medication and psychological needs.
Because of my flexible, personalized and thorough approach, students find me easy to talk to and work with.
I strive to help students achieve their fullest potential and help set a life-long path for continuous self-improvement.
I adjust my supervision appropriate to the trainee's level of training and areas of growth. I believe that clinical skills, research, trust, compassion, while challenging oneself are important elements to improve knowledge and practice.
My clinical interests include technologies to provide large scale mental health, and using life strategies, counseling, and medication/medical management to improve mental health.
I am an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
I want to help others on a large scale for this reason I am involved in the following activities:
- OSU Silvercloud Implementation team. Silvercloud is an artificial intelligence based mental health treatment program.
-I write the monthly self help blog for college students called: u.osu.edu/emotionalfitness. This has reached over 50,000 page views, and is often featured in other parts of OSU, including OSU wellness app, and on other websites.
-I run the educational workshop series to help students use Food Exercise and Sleep strategies for mental health.
-I am the chair of our department’s research committee https://ccs.osu.edu/about-us/research and I am involved in research to advance college mental health, teaching trainees and professionals.
-I am a speaker at regional and national level on a variety of mental health topics; including at the American College Health Association.
-I have provided media interviews on a variety of topics related to college mental health to outlets such as CNBC, Washington Post, Chronicles of Higher Education, etc.
Groups and Liaison Roles:
- American College Health Association-mental health executive committee, Chair elect, mental health section.
- OSU-CCS Research committee, Chair
- OSU Military Veteran Committee
- American Psychiatric Association
- Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association
- OSU-CCS Eating Concerns Consultation Team
Originally from Oklahoma and a lifelong Oklahoma Sooner, I graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a degree in Zoology/Behavioral Neuroscience and attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences.
I completed my psychiatry training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where I also served as a chief resident in psychiatry, and was awarded intern of the year; and received a certificate of recognition for service to the Cleveland Clinic Housestaff Association.
Prior to my position at OSU, I served as a psychiatry section chief for Advocate Bromenn Medical Center, and have experience in both office based and hospital based psychiatry.
My personal interests include being a good parent, spouse, and a friend to others. I am a long term investor. I aim to better myself continuously.
I enjoy an active lifestyle including weight lifting, running/racing, golf, football, coaching children in various sports as a way to teach character and skills to succeed in life outside of sports. I enjoy long term investing and learning, college football, especially the Buckeyes and Oklahoma Sooners.
I strive to be a positive model of health for myself and others.