BIRCWH Leadership

Maria Oquendo

Dr. Oquendo HeadshotAdministrative Director, Penn PROMOTES Research on Sex and Gender in Health
Chair, Department of PsychiatryPerelman School of Medicine 

Dr. Oquendo is an international leader in the treatment and neurobiology of mood disorders, with a special focus on suicide, as well as global mental health. She has extensive experience in clinical work, research, and administration. Early in her career, Oquendo was associate director of an inpatient unit focused on training residents in the treatment of acutely psychotic patients. In 2006, she became director of research clinics at Columbia, overseeing nearly 30 entities. In 2007, she was named vice chair for education and training, and later director of residency training.  She came to the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 after being appointed chair of the department of psychiatry. 

As an investigator, Oquendo has been continuously funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) since 1999 and has over 300 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to being elected President of the American Psychiatric Association, Oquendo serves as president of the International Academy for Suicide Research and vice president of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She has been actively involved in a number of other professional societies as well as the National Advisory Mental Health Council, reviewing all grants to be funded by the NIMH and advising the director on strategic planning.

Dr. Oquendo's Publications on PubMed 

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Courtney Schreiber, MD, MPH

Dr. ShreiberResearch Director, Penn PROMOTES Research on Sex and Gender in Health
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending in Obstetrics and GynecologyHospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Penn Family Planning and Pregnancy Loss Services (PEACE)
Program Director, Fellowship in Family PlanningHospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Schreiber has over 18 years of experience in researching reproductive epidemiology and contraceptive technologies. Recognized by Best Doctors of America 2015-2018, Dr. Schreiber also sees patients at the Penn Family Planning and Pregnancy Loss Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical expertise includes family planning, miscarriage, and ectopic pregnancy. She received her doctor of medicine from the New York University School of Medicine in 1999 and her Masters of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. 

Dr. Schreiber's Publications on PubMed

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Arden McAllister

Program Coordinator, Penn PROMOTES Research on Sex and Gender in Health

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