AMSAxPsychiatry Research Liaison: Dominic Theodore (

Psychiatry Faculty Contact: Dr. Danielle Gainer (

Psychiatry Shadowing Contact: Dr. Bethany Harper (

Psychiatry Interest Group (PsychSIGN) President(s): Lexi Singh ( and Courtney Kiggins (

Research Opportunities

Link Tract Projects - $2000 Summer Research Stipend 

Mental Health in Primary Care Research Project

Departmental Research Information

Wright State University - Boonshoft School of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry Research Page

Ryan Mast, D.O., M.B.A. |

Assistant Professor; Child & Adolescent Fellowship Training Director

Research Interests: ADHD, Intellectual Disability, College Mental Health

Suzie Nelson, M.D. |

Associate Professor

Research Interests: ADHD, Military Psychiatry

Bethany Harper, M.D. |

Associate Professor, Psychiatry Director of Medical Student Education

Research Interests: ADHD, Intellecutal Disability, College Mental Health

Brian Merrill, M.D., M.B.A. |

Associate Professor, Psychiatry Residency Program Director, Director of Community Psychiatry

Research Interests: ADHD, Intellectual Disability, Autism, College Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder

Julie Gentile, M.D., M.B.A. |

Psychiatry Chair and Professor

Research Interests: Autism, Co-occurring conditions, Intellecutal Disability, Traumatic Brain Injury

Allison Cowan, M.D. |

Associate Professor, Deputy Training Director, Director of Psychotherapy Clinic

Research Interests: Psychotherapy, Intellectual Disability

Danielle Gainer, M.D. |

Associate Professor

Research Interests: Substance Use Disorder, Technology, Trauma

Nita Bhatt, M.D., M.P.H. |

Associate Professor, Psychiatry Associate Clerkship Director, Psychiatry Faculty Career Advisor

Research Interests: Intellectual Disabillity, Neurocognitive Disorders, Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia, and Women's Health

Kelly Blankenship, D.O. |

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Autism Spectrum Disordeer, Substance Abuse

Terry Correll, D.O. |

Clinical Professor, Psychiatry Associate Training Director for Academics and Evaluations

Research Interests: Academic Psychiatry, Lifestyle Psychiatry

Matthew Baker, D.O. |

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Health

Kari Harper, M.D. |

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Medical Student Mental Health, COVID-19, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Substance Use Disorder

Daniel Abramson, M.D. |

Psychiatry Resident

Research Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


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