Women in Academic Psychiatry

A Mind to Succeed

  • Sophia¬†Frangou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. They Did It Their Way

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lynn E. DeLisi
      Pages 3-10
    3. Judith M. Ford
      Pages 11-15
    4. Ellen Frank
      Pages 17-22
    5. Sheila Hollins
      Pages 23-29
    6. Hilleke Hulshoff Pol
      Pages 31-36
    7. Eve C. Johnstone
      Pages 37-45
    8. Shaila Misri
      Pages 47-53
    9. Antonia S. New
      Pages 55-61
    10. Mani Pavuluri
      Pages 63-68
    11. Mary L. Phillips
      Pages 69-74
    12. Natalie L. Rasgon
      Pages 75-78
    13. Marcella Rietschel
      Pages 79-85
    14. Nina R. Schooler
      Pages 87-92
    15. Trisha Suppes
      Pages 93-98
    16. Carol A. Tamminga
      Pages 99-103
    17. Danuta Wasserman
      Pages 105-113
  3. Plan Your Way

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Sophia Frangou
      Pages 117-119
    3. Sophia Frangou
      Pages 121-123
    4. Sophia Frangou
      Pages 125-127
    5. Sophia Frangou
      Pages 129-131
    6. Sophia Frangou
      Pages 133-135
    7. Sophia Frangou
      Pages 137-139
    8. Sophia Frangou
      Pages 141-143
    9. Sophia Frangou
      Pages 145-147
    10. Sophia Frangou
      Pages 149-151
    11. Sophia Frangou
      Pages 153-155
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 157-161

About this book


This text comprises of sixteen first-person narratives from some of the most influential women in psychiatry about why they went into the field, what they attribute to success, and how they overcame their challenges. The second part of this text analyzes the themes brought to light in the narrative and discusses strategies for success.  Though several of the chapters target issues that women in academic psychiatry may not have a resource for, several of the chapters discuss challenges that both men and women face, including strategic actions and decisions and the time investment necessary for a successful career in academic psychiatry. The topics are relevant to medical professionals at every level of their career who are or work with women in the field. 

Women in Academic Psychiatry is a unique resource for the professional woman in psychiatry, psychology, medical school, for men who face particular career challenges in academic medicine or are cultivating young women who are eager to succeed.


Academic medicine Academic psychiatry Career development Female role models Medical career Women leaders

Editors and affiliations

  • Sophia¬†Frangou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32175-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32177-6
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