Phone: (919) 445-0215
B.S., Biology and Psychology, Simmons College
M.D., Northwestern University Medical School
Residency, Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.P.H., Health Care and Prevention Program, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Meltzer-Brody's area of clinical expertise is focused on women's mental health across the reproductive lifecycle including depression during pregnancy and postpartum (PPD), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and peri-menopausal mood symptoms. Her funded research is focused on investigating the pathophysiology and genetic influence of postpartum depression. She is also the founder of the Taking Care of Our Own Program, a resource for UNC Health Care employees.
Follow this link to: The UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders
1. Gaynes B, MD, MPH, Gavin N , PhD, Meltzer-Brody S, MD, MPH, Lohr K, PhD, Swinson T, Gartlehner G, MD, MPH, Brody S, MD, MPD, Miller WC, MD, PhD. (2005) Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes. Evidence Report prepared by the RTI-UNC EPC under Contract No.290-02-0016. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
2. Meltzer-Brody S, Payne J, Rubinow D. (2008) Postpartum Depression: Evolving Etiology and Treatment Considerations, Current Psychiatry, 7(5):87-95.
3. Delatte R, Meltzer-Brody S, Cao H, Menard K. (2009) “Universal Screening for Postpartum Depression: An Inquiry into Provider Attitudes and Practice," American Journal of Obstet and Gyn, 200(5):e63-4.
4. Meltzer-Brody S, Zolnoun D., Steege J, Rinaldi K, Leserman J. (2009) An Open Label Trial of Lamotrigine for Chronic Pelvic Pain, Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 54(3):171-8.
5. Payne JL, Meltzer-Brody S. (2009) “Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy: Current Controversies and Treatment Strategies” Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, 52(3):469-82.
6. Abramowitz J, Meltzer-Brody S, Leserman J et al (2010) Obsessional Thoughts and Compulsive Behaviors in a Sample of Women with Postpartum Mood Symptoms, Archives of Women’s Mental Health.
7. Meltzer-Brody S, Stuebe A, Dole N, Savitz D, Rubinow D, Thorp J. (2010) Elevated Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH) during Pregnancy and Risk of Postpartum Depression (PPD). J Clin Endocrinol Metab.