Research & Publications
Amy was born and raised on Long Island, New York and graduated from Stony Brook University where she completed an honors thesis on taste processing in the gustatory cortex. She finished her MD/PhD at UMass Chan Medical School where her thesis work on understanding the role of the synaptic protein neurexin in serotonin signaling was supported by an F30 fellowship through the National Institute of Mental Health. Amy co-founded UMass MIND’s Community Intervention Program to work alongside community members with serious mental illness, local mental health organizations, and academic institutions. She co-developed the Food4Thought nutrition program and promoted creative expression for those living with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders through arts-based programs.
As a first-year psychiatry resident at Yale, Amy continues her passion for public psychiatry, community-based participatory efforts, mentorship, and stigma reduction. She currently leads the Public Psychiatry Interest Group and plans to continue her work in lifestyle and nutritional psychiatry to advocate for a healthier New Haven. She serves as one of the resident representatives of the Medical Student Education Committee and the representative of the Information Technology Committee on the Psychiatry Residents’ Association. Outside of work, Amy enjoys all things food, staying active, and spending time with friends and family.
Education & Training
- MD/PhDUMass Chan Medical School (2023)
- BSStony Brook University (2014)
- Sharing Experiences and Building Community: Using Creative Arts Therapy to Promote Recovery and Mental HealthVirtual 2021National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH) Annual Conference
Honors & Recognition
|Remillard Community Service Fund Award||UMass Chan Medical School||2022|
|Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral National Research Service Award (F30)||NIMH||2020|
|First-Generation Low-Income Individuals In Medicine||Member||2023 - Present|
|Gold Humanism Honor Society||Member||2022 - Present|
|American Association of Community Psychiatrists||Member||2021 - Present|