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Susan Girdler PhD FABMR
Dr. Susan Girdler is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and also serves as Director for the UNC Psychiatry Stress and Health Research Program. Dr. Girdler’s long standing research interest is in the adrenergic and neuroendocrine basis of reproductive mood disorders, including premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and perimenopausal depression.
Tory Eisenlohr-Moul PhD
Dr. Tory Eisenlohr-Moul is a scientist studying women's emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses to changing hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) across the menstrual cycle. Dr. Eisenlohr-Moul creates and tests integrative models that inform the development of treatments for at-risk women.
Liisa Hantsoo PhD
Dr. Hantsoo is a clinical psychologist with clinical and research background in stress biology. She completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University, doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Ohio State University, and Health Psychology internship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where she subspecialized in Women’s Health. Dr. Hantsoo's research focuses on stress, with special emphasis on stress response in the context of the menstrual cycle and PMS/PMDD.
Andrea Chisholm MD FACOG
Dr. Chisholm has been in clinical practice for eighteen years providing obstetrical and gynecological care to a very diverse group of women. She is a past Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine and a former Clinical Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School. She has educated medical students regularly about women's sexual and reproductive health and how to approach these often challenging conversations.
Chloe Caldwell is the author of three books: Legs Get Led Astray (SF/LD 2017), I'll Tell You in Person (Coffee House Press, 2016) and Women, recently reprinted by Harper Collins UK. Her nonfiction has appeared in New York Magazine, Vice, Salon, Longreads, Men's Health, and many anthologies. She teaches personal essay and memoir writing at Catapult in New York City.
Kristine Spano, Psy.D.
Dr. Kristine Spano is currently finishing her post-doctoral fellowship in Philadelphia, PA. She specializes in the treatment of complex trauma and mood disorders across the lifespan. She has lectured on topics such as domestic violence, trauma, relapse prevention, and adherence. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, her masters degree in counseling psychology from Rutgers University, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Drew University (New Jersey). After finishing her post-doctoral fellowship, she will be joining the Philadelphia-based private practice, Bloomgarden, Ostroff & Associates, and will continue her treatment and advocacy of women’s mental health and reproductive health issues.