About the Author

Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Lauren M. Osborne, MD
Lauren M. Osborne, MD, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Assistant Director of the Women's Mood Disorders Center, and Fellowship Director in Reproductive Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and completed her psychiatry residency and a National Institutes of Health T32 research fellowship at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Osborne is an expert on the diagnosis and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy, the postpartum period, the premenstrual period, and perimenopause. She conducts research on the biological pathways that contribute to perinatal mental illness, with a focus on the immune system, and her work is supported by the Brain and Behavior Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health.

Jennifer L. Payne, MD
Jennifer L. Payne, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed her residency in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins and then completed a fellowship in mood disorders through the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Payne joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2003. She founded the Johns Hopkins Women's Mood Disorders Center, which she currently directs. In addition to providing outstanding clinical care for women with mood disorders, Dr. Payne conducts research into the genetic, biological, and environmental factors involved in postpartum depression and is a specialist in the management of psychiatric disorders during and after pregnancy.


Russell R. Snyder, MD

Associate Editor
Anne E. Burke, MD

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