Psychiatric Research and Practice


I have long been interested in questions related to how knowledge is produced, and ought to be produced, in the field of psychiatry. I am currently examining the application of feminist standpoint theory to the field of psychiatry, asking whether lived experience can underlie the potential for a unique epistemic advantage within psychiatric research. Related projects I am engaged in involve an exploration of how participatory research in psychiatry should be shaped by the field's unique history, its reliance on subjectivity, and the nature of disagreement within the field, as well as how a focus on measuring impact in participatory mental health research can obscure ethical justifications. 


I have also been involved in several qualitative research projects in psychiatry. Two projects I am currently involved include an investigation of the experiences of participants and family members in the community-based mental health program, Parachute, and an exploration of the themes of identity and wellbeing among youth participating in the coordinated care early intervention program, OnTrackNY.

Representative Papers:


Recent/ Forthcoming Papers:


Recent/ Upcoming Talks:

  • “Participatory Research in Psychiatry: Unpacking Ethical and Epistemic Justifications” (May, 2019) at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry, San Francisco 

  • “Parachute NYC: Experiences of Participants, Family Members, and Team Members” (November, 2018) at ISPS (panel, with Lavy, T., Cohen, E., and Wusinich, C.)