Steven A. Rasmussen, MD is Interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Dr. Rasmussen was a member of the second graduating class of the Medical Education Program and received his MMS and MD from Brown in 1977. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Yale in 1983. Following a two year obligation with the National Health Services Corps in North Kingdom, Vermont, Dr. Rasmussen joined the Brown faculty and Butler Hospital in 1983. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and has been medical director at Butler Hospital since 1998.
Dr. Rasmussen is an internationally recognized expert in the course and treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). More recently his primary research interest has been in neurosurgical approaches to intractable OCD and depression and the neurocircuitry of OCD. He is currently funded by four R0-1s from the NIMH, including studies of the longitudinal course of OCD, neurosurgical approaches to treatment, understanding the neurocircuitry underlying DBS effects in OCD, and a genome wide association study of OCD. He is the author or co-author of over 100 peer reviewed publications and has given many invited presentations on the subject of OCD around the world. He has been a leader in developing bridges between campus-based and hospital-based brain science faculty at Brown.
Jane Eisen, MD is the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs for the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Dr. Eisen has held key leadership positions in the Division of Biology and Medicine. She has served as associate dean of the BioMed faculty since 2006, during which time she spearheaded substantive changes in faculty development and advancement. In addition to her role as associate dean of faculty, Dr. Eisen has continued in her role as training director of the general psychiatry residency program as well as co-director of the combined residency training program in pediatrics, general psychiatry, and child psychiatry, the combined residency training program in neuropsychiatry, and the residency training program in geriatric psychiatry. Under her leadership, the psychiatry residency has become nationally recognized as a premier training program. Previously Dr. Eisen served as director of the core clerkship in psychiatry, associate director of the residency training program in psychiatry, and director of medical student education for the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. Dr. Eisen also served as the acting chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior from October 2005 to April 2006.
Gregory K. Fritz, MD is Interim Vice Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Public Affairs. He has been Professor and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Brown since 1995 and has been involved in the growth of the Division into one of the top academic child and adolescent psychiatry programs in the country. He is also Associate Chief of Psychiatry at RI Hospital, Director of Child and Adolescent psychiatry at Hasbro Childrens Hospital and Academic Director at the E.P. Bradley Hospital. Dr. Fritz 's research interests are in the area of pediatric psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine; he is currently PI on a NIMH Institutional Research Training Grant and a NHLBI U01 grant studying pediatric asthma disparities in Latinos. In addition to authoring over 100 peer-reviewed publications, Dr Fritz writes frequently on mental health topics for the lay press. He is active in advocacy for mental health issues both nationally and at the local level.