Career Development Institute for Psychiatry
Dedicated to Launching and Maintaining Careers in Mental Health Research

Directors & Faculty


Erika E. Forbes, PhD
David J. Kupfer, MD
Alan F. Schatzberg, MD


Rebecca Ashare, PhD
Peter Bachman, PhD
Melissa Brotman, PhD
Assistant Clinical Investigator, NIMH
Sarah Clinton, PhD
Class of 2008
Jay Fournier, PhD
Ellen Frank, PhD
Tina Goldstein, PhD
Andrea Goldstein-Piekarski, PhD
Ian Gotlib, PhD
Dawn Ionescu, MD
Ayana Jordan, MD/PhD
Jordan F. Karp, MD
Rachel Manber, PhD
Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS
Carrie McAdams, MD, PhD
Aoife O'Donovan, PhD
Michael J. Ostacher, MD, MPH
Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, MD, PhD
Noah S. Philip, MD
Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD
Joshua Roffman, MD
Andrea Schneider, JD
Holly Swartz, MD
Meredith Wallace, PhD
Nolan Williams, MD
Leanne Williams, PhD
Daniel Wolf, MD, PhD
Josh Woolley, MD, PhD

CDI Experiences

"The CDI has played an instrumental role in my success during the transition from Research Fellow to Assistant Professor, ranging from scientific feedback on my grant proposals to mentorship regarding career development. In fact, one of the 2007 CDI faculty is one of the mentors on my K08 award. In addition, I am currently collaborating with a fellow 2007 CDI classmate in a project supporting our mutual interest in developing mouse models of OCD. Because I feel the CDI has helped me significantly and shaped my career in a very positive way, I am eager to give back to the program as a Peer Advisor."

Susanne E. Ahmari, MD, PhD

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