Early Career Researchers

Three early career researchers will be selected from applicants to be mentored over the year ahead by the Academy’s 2023 Foundation Research Professor, Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH.


Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH
Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH

The deadline for applications is August 21.

Dr. Meltzer-Brody is a distinguished professor and chair of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Department of Psychiatry, and director of the UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders.

Her research focuses on the promotion of mental health in women across the reproductive lifecycle. Specifically, she investigates the epidemiologic and biological predictors of perinatal depression, the impact of adverse life events on postpartum mental health, and the efficacy of psychological and pharmacologic treatments of postpartum depression.

Dr. Meltzer-Brody has been principal investigator or co-PI for over 25 grants and has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, multiple charities, and industry sources.

Her current work includes serving as co-PI of a Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute grant to study psychological interventions for perinatal depression; lead of the Postpartum Depression Action Towards Causes and Treatment (PACT) Consortium; and co-PI of a large-scale international genetic study of postpartum depression. Additionally, she participates in perinatal depression initiatives in Malawi and Zambia.

Dr. Meltzer-Brody has published extensively about perinatal and postpartum depression in high profile journals such as JAMA Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, Lancet, British Medical Journal, Molecular Psychiatry, and recently in the Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

The ACLP Foundation Research Professor Award honors an individual who has a substantial research achievement background in an area relevant to C-L Psychiatry, as well as a proven track record as a mentor.

The award consists of a $10,000 honorarium and complimentary registration for the 2023 annual meeting where she is invited to offer a lecture at the Research for Researchers session.

The face-to-face or virtual mentoring cycle starts at the annual meeting and concludes on October 31, 2024.

To apply for mentorship check out the ACLP website here.


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