Program Leadership

E. Cabrina Campbell, M.D. 

Program Director & Vice Chair of Education

Cabrina Campbell
Dr. Cabrina Campbell is Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chair of Education, and Director of Residency Program.  She graduated from Hendrix College with distinction and subsequently received her medical doctorate from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  Dr. Campbell completed her residency training in psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  In her final year, she was appointed Chief Resident and then joined the faculty in the Perelman School of Medicine.  Dr. Campbell is an attending at the Veterans Affairs Hospital, where she also served as Director of Acute Psychiatry.  Her area of research is schizophrenia often co-occurring with substance use disorders.
For many years, Dr. Campbell was the Director of Psychiatry Clerkship.  In this role, she co-authored the seminal paper "Standards for Psychiatry Clerkship Directors."  In addition, she co-chaired the national task force to develop learning objectives for medical students in the psychiatry curriculum.  Dr. Campbell has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards including two Humanism and Medicine Awards; one was given by the Association of American Medical Colleges and another by Penn Medicine.  The American Psychiatric Association selected her for the Roeske Award, and she has received the coveted University-wide Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Teaching Award.  In the Perelman School of Medicine, she has received the following teaching awards: Blockley-Osler for Excellence in Teaching Clinical Medicine at the Bedside, The Robert Dunning Memorial Award, an award for excellence in teaching in graduate medical education.  She is a faculty inductee to Alpha Omega Alpha, Penn Med Minority Hall of Fame, and the Arnold P Gold Foundation.  Dr. Campbell is very grateful to have won four Penn Pearl Awards for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.  In the psychiatry department, she has been the recipient of the Earl D. Bond Award for Distinguished Teaching at the medical student, resident, and/or graduate level.  She has been selected four times for the Albert Stunkard Award, given by the graduating residency class each year for their dedication, mentorship and guidance throughout their residency training.
Dr. Campbell is known for her compassion and dedication to patients, students, residents, and other trainees.  She is described as a champion of patient care.  Dr. Campbell is a member of the inaugural class of the Academy of Master Clinicians and she has been selected as a Provost Penn Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.


Kristin Leight, M.D.

Senior Associate Program Director

Cabrina Campbell
Dr. Kristin Leight received her Bachelor’s Degree with Highest Honors in English and Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994 on a Morehead Scholarship, and her M.A. in Classics and English literature from Magdalen College, Oxford University, in 1997 on a British Marshall Scholarship.  She worked as a research assistant and coordinator for psychiatrist Dr. Lori Altshuler at UCLA from 1997-98 and 1999-2000 and completed a post baccalaureate premedical course at Bryn Mawr College from 1998-1999. 
After receiving her M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 2004, Dr. Leight completed her psychiatry residency at Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute in 2008 as a Chief Resident.  Upon graduation from Columbia residency, she was hired as an inpatient attending at New York Presbyterian Hospital’s 9 Garden North inpatient unit.  She also worked as an outpatient attending in the Columbia’s Women’s Program.  From 2009-2010, she completed a Fellowship in Women’s Mental Health at Columbia.  From 2010-2011, she served as an attending at the Columbia Intensive Outpatient Program.  From 2010-2014, she served as an outpatient attending at the Columbia Women’s Program and also as the Fellowship Director for the Women’s Mental Health Fellowship at Columbia.  Dr. Leight was an Instructor in Clinical Psychiatry from 2008 to 2011 and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia from 2011 to 2015.  She was awarded the Roger MacKinnon Award for Outstanding Teaching of Psychiatry by the Columbia Psychiatry residency class of 2013. 
Dr. Leight joined the University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry in 2015.  She has served as a psychiatry attending in the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic and led the Mood Disorders inpatient team on Pennsylvania Hospital’s 6 Spruce unit from 2017-2019.  Dr. Leight was awarded the Earl Bond Award for Excellence in Clinical Education in 2019.  Dr. Leight’s clinical interests include mood disorders, women’s mental health, psychodynamic psychotherapy.  She is also interested in promoting physician wellness and well-being.


Cecilia Livesey, M.D. 

Associate Program Director, Clinical Training

Cecilia Livesey
Dr. Cecilia Livesey is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.  She works as a psychiatry attending in outpatient and integrated care, and also serves as the Associate Residency Program Director of Clinical Training. In addition, she is the Chief of Integrated Services, the Director of Clinical Informatics, and a Fellow at Penn’s Center for Health Care Innovation.  Cecilia graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in History and received the Dean of the College Prize for Thesis Research.  Subsequently, she worked in the fields of consulting and education in New York City and internationally.  Cecilia received a M.D. and the Barbara Liskin Memorial Award in psychiatry from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and she completed her residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where she was recognized with the Dr. Henry P. & M. Page Durkee Laughlin Foundation Award and the Kenneth D. Cohen Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Prize.  In her current roles, she has spearheaded several educational and organizational initiatives, including the implementation of collaborative care in the Primary Care Service Line. The Penn Integrated Care (PIC) program has served thousands of patients since its inception and won the UPHS Quality Operational Award. In addition, as a winner of the Innovation Accelerator competition, she created an integrated, proactive program on the inpatient units called Mental health Engagement Navigation and Delivery (MEND). Cecilia has led a variety of academic and institutional committees; developed didactic offerings and innovative clinical rotations for trainees; and collaborated on the reorganization and enhancement of the Department's clinical services.  She has written on the challenges facing transitional aged youth, co-authored Penn Medicine's professionalism statement, and served as a fellow in the Professionalism Program at Penn Medicine.


Matthew Kayser, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Program Director & Director of Research

Matthew Kayser
Dr. Matthew Kayser joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania as Assistant Professor Psychiatry and Neuroscience in January 2015.  He received his ScB with Honors in Neuroscience from Brown University and earned his MD/PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.  He then pursued a residency in psychiatry at Penn and maintains a clinical focus on issues at the intersection of sleep and mental illness.  Dr. Kayser currently serves as Director of the Psychiatry Residency Research Track at Penn.  Work in Dr. Kayser’s laboratory centers on improving our understanding of how sleep abnormalities contribute to psychiatric disease.  In particular, he uses the powerful model system Drosophila to investigate a critical role for sleep in the developing brain.  Dr. Kayser’s work has appeared in high impact journals such as Science and Neuron and has been recognized with an NIH K08 Career Development Award, Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists, March of Dimes Basil O’Connor Award, and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Neuroscience Fellowship. 


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