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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Quillen College of Medicine

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Faculty and Staff


Some Faculty at the 2018 Education Day

Some Faculty at Education Day, 2018

Christine Adler, PhD (Clinical Psychology) | Assistant Professor (ETSU) & Assistant Chief of Psychology Service
(JH Quillen VAMC

Dr. Adler received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the State University of NY at Albany and completed an internship and postdoctoral fellowship in medical psychology at the Ohio State University Medical Center.  She specializes in geriatric and medical psychology, particularly care of the terminally ill.

Martha A. Bird, MD | Professor

BirdDr. Bird is an attending physician at Woodridge Intensive Outpatient Program. Dr. Bird earned her Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Kentucky and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Kentucky/College of Medicine. She obtained her residency in general psychiatry and fellowship in child psychiatry at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.




Dr. Brown is a professor in the ETSU Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Brown is a University of Rochester School of Medicine graduate who subsequently did residency at Wright State University as an officer in the USAF. He is board certified in General Psychiatry. He joined the faculty of the University of Texas Health Science Center, coming to East Tennessee and joining this department in 1994. He has been very active in academic psychiatry, having published over 110 papers and abstracts as well as 15 book chapters, participating in research in transsexualism and gender identity disorders, schizophrenia, and HIV. His areas of expertise include: gender identity disorders and psychopharmacology. Dr. Brown supervises resident research electives at the VA and encourages residents to develop a better understanding of the potential contributions of research on clinical practice through evaluation of journal articles.

Traci Carroll, MD, PhD | Assistant Professor (ETSU) & Inpatient Psychiatrist
(JH Quillen VAMC)


Shambhavi ChandraiahDr. Chandraiah comes to ETSU after 14 years at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she served as an associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic.  She received her Bachelor of Medical Science (Biochemistry focus) and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Saint Johns, Canada. Her professional training includes a rotating internship at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, University of Toronto in Canada.  She started her psychiatry residency at the Clark Institute of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada and completed it at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) in Richmond, VA, where she also completed a consultation/liaison psychiatry fellowship.  She is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry in the US and Canada.

She has also worked previously in academic and administrative positions at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond and Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Medical Centers, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Saint Louis University, as well as in private practice.  At the University of Mississippi Med Center she received the Outstanding Clinical Supervision, Best Outpatient Attending, and Clinical Teacher of the Year Awards.  Her primary interests are in women’s mental health, as well as mood and anxiety disorders.

William Finger, PhD | Professor (ETSU), Clinical Psychologist, Coordinator & Primary Care Mental Health Integration
(JH Quillen VAMC)

Karl Goodkin, MD, PhD, DLFAPA, FACPsych, FRSM | Professor

GoodkinDr. Goodkin has been a member of the Committee on HIV Psychiatry (formerly the Commission on AIDS) of the American Psychiatric Association  since 1992 and was a member of the APA’s original Work Group on HIV/AIDS Practice Guidelines -- published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in 2000 and revised in 2006. He was a member of the Algorithms Work Group of the Frascati Conference committee reviewing the American Academy of Neurology’s diagnostic criteria for the HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) published in December, 2007, in Neurology. Dr. Goodkin was given the Distinguished Service Award in 2004 by the American Society for Microbiology for his services as an Editor of the Journal, Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology. He was the chief editor of The Spectrum of Neuro-AIDS Disorders: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment, published by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Press, Inc., in 2009. He is a member of the American College of Psychiatrists.

Dr. Goodkin has been a member of the Neurology Collaborative Science Working Group (formerly the Neurology Sub-Committee) of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) since 1996.  He has served on the Mental Health, AIDS, and Immunology Review Committee of the NIMH and has been a member of review committees for other NIH institutes, including NIA, NINDS, NIDA, NCMHD,  NIDR, and the NEI. He is a founding member of the International Society for Neurovirology and a charter member of the Society on Neuroimmune Pharmacology.

Dr. Goodkin served on the consensus panel on the management of older patients with HIV infection published by the American Academy of HIV Medicine in 2012. He currently serves on the Neuropsychology Work Group of the Multi-Center AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) and  the external advisory board to NIAID for the Women’s Inter-Agency HIV Study (WIHS). His research interests concern the causes, treatment, and prevention of HIV-1 associated neurocognitive impairment.  Dr. Goodkin has conducted clinical trials of HIV-1 associated neurocognitive impairment, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, bereavement, and chronic pain (including painful peripheral neuropathy). 

Shannon Hansen-Cook, MD – Assistant Professor (ETSU) & Consult-Liaison Psychiatrist
 (JH Quillen VAMC)

Dr. Hansen instructs residents in safety and competency in an ER setting.  She completed her psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Diego, and is board certified in psychiatry. Areas of expertise include emergency room psychiatry, consultation liaison psychiatry, working with the chronically mentally ill, and management of chronic pain syndromes.

Luis C. Isaza, MD  -- Assistant Professor

Gail Kase, MD - Associate Professor

Before relocating to western North Carolina and accepting a faculty position at ETSU, Dr. Kase practiced psychiatry in the Philadelphia area for 18 years, splitting her time between a private psychodynamic psychotherapy practice and various clinical and administrative positions in the community. Her community experience ranges from clinical treatment and administrative management of outpatient clinics and residential facilities--including the development of a treatment unit for the women's prison of the Philadelphia Prison System--to caring for people with disabling mental illness who are homeless or previously incarcerated.

Dr. Kase earned a degree in Humanities from Penn State University after attending Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She graduated from Penn State University College of Medicine and completed her residency in psychiatry at The Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital where she served as chief resident. Dr. Kase is compassionate, she understands how to listen deeply, and she is comfortable managing crises. while proficient with psychiatric mediation, Tele-medicine and TMS treatment, Dr. kase is devoted to empowering each individual to develop insight, self-acceptance and a fulfilled life.

Paul R. Kelley, MD | Associate Professor Emeritus

Jill McCarley, MD – Assistant Professor (ETSU) & Inpatient/Acute Services Psychiatrist
(JH Quillen VAMC)

Ramsey McGowen, PhD (Clinical Psychology) | Professor Emerita

Merry N. Miller, MD | Professor Emerita

Norman C. Moore, MD | Professor Emeritus

Michele Moser, PhD | Professor & Director State of Tennessee Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody

MoserDr. Moser earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Miami University, Oxford, OH. Dr. Moser teaches residents cognitive behavioral therapy. Dr. Moser has been licensed since 2003 with the Tennessee Board of Examiners in Psychology. She earned her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, OH (APA-approved program). She received a BA in Psychology from the Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.


Shantha Pandian, MD | Assistant Professor (ETSU) & Chief, Mental Health Clinic
(JH Quillen VAMC)

Dr. Pandian completed her psychiatric residency at ETSU after having done her medical studies at Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India. She currently is Chief of the Mental Health Clinic at the JH Quillen VAMC.  Her research interests include the impact of religious and cultural beliefs and traditions on mental health.

Patrick Sloan, PhD | Professor Emeritus (ETSU))

Thomas Schacht, PsyD, ABPP | Professor Emeritus

Phillip Steffey, LCSW | Instructor 

SteffeyMr. Steffey has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1997. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, TN. He obtained his Master of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He received a Master of Social Work from East Carolina University in Greeneville, NC.



Heidi Vermette, MD | Assistant Professor (ETSU) & Associate Chief of Staff, Mental Health (JH Quillen VAMC)

Dr. Vermette  was awarded her MD from the University of Massachusetts. She completed her General Psychiatry Residency as well as Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship also at University of Massachusetts. 


VA Volunteer Faculty

Bench, John, MD I Clinical Assistant Professor
Bloch, Andrew, PsyD
 | Clinical Assistant Professor
Cook, Jerome, PhD | Clinical Assistant Professor
Culligan, Julie Wallin, PhD | Clinical Assistant Professor
Deitz, Mandi, PhD | Clinical Assistant Professor
Freeman, Laura,  PhD I Clinical Assistant Professor
Hayel-Moghadam, Kamran, MD | Clinical Assistant Professor
Huddleston, W. Scott, MD | Clinical Assistant Professor
Kadam, Rajesh, MD I Clinical Assistant Professor
LaBossiere, Mark, PharmD I Clinical Assistant Professor
Olmsted, Mary Catherine, MD I Clinical Assistant Professor
Sprabery, Scott Ellis, MD | Clinical Assistant Professor
Stoss, Thomas D., MD | Clinical Assistant Professor
White, Keith, MD I Clinical Assistant Professor


Birch, Nellie Kate, AAS I Office Supervisor
Britton, Erin, BS
I Center of Excellence Program Management Coordinator
Dixon, Angela, AOS I Account Clerk 3
Hodge Jennie, MSW I Center of Excellence Specialist
Loveday, Christine H., EdD | Business Manager 
Phillips, Dakotah, BS I Graduate Medical Education Coordinator
Royston, Jan, BGS I Center of Excellence Office Coordinator
Short, Candace | Chair’s Coordinator
Sweeney, Linda, BS I Information Research Tech 1
Wallace, Susan, BS | PARC House Secretary, Medical Program Facilitator
Wilson, Tracy, BS | Clinical Research Coordinator
Young, Wanda | Medical Education Coordinator

Quillen ETSU Physicians Clinic  Staff

Ray, Beverly I Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Quillen ETSU Physicians, Psychiatry Clinic
Reising, Pam I Receptionist for Quillen ETSU Physicians, Psychiatry Clinic
Watson, Diane I Receptionist for Quillen ETSU Physicians, Psychiatry Clinic
Williams, Reda | Office Manager for Quillen ETSU Physicians, Psychiatry Clinic

 Clinical and Adjunct Faculty

Aimua, Faith, MD I Clinical Assistant Professor
Bonfardin, Brian, MD I Clinical Assistant Professor
Brown, Russell, PhD I Adjunct Faculty, Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Coyle, Brent, MD I Clinical Associate Professor
Duffourc, Michelle, Phd | Adjunct Faculty, Associate Professor, Biomedicaol Science
Grabman, Tracy Gibson, MD | Clinical Assistant Professor
Graham, M. Anthony, MD I Clinical Associate Professor
Hayes, Jason, DO I Clinical Assistant Professor
Lipman, Jonathan J., PhD | Clinical Associate Professor
Marsh, Jeremiah MD I Clinical Assistant Professor
McDuffie, Everett E., MD | Clinical Assistant Professor
McKee, Jerry, PharmD I Clinical Assistant Professor
Ordway, Gregory A., PhD | Adjunct Faculty, Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Orimaye, Sylvester, PhD I Clinical Assistant Professor
Patel, Rakesh, MD | Clinical Assistant Professor
Vaught, James E., DDS | Clinical Professor Emeritus
Wallace, Rick, EdD I Adjunct Faculty, Professor, Medical Library
Woodside, Jack, MD I Clinical Professor, Temp Academic & Faculty Affairs, Prof., COM

Our Psychiatry Residency Program and Clerkship programs are greatly extended by our Clinical and Adjunct Faculty that includes over 50 members of the medical community as well as faculty of other medical and basic science departments. 

These dedicated professionals enhance our educational programs with the additional experience of numerous other health care professions including: Institutional Practice Physicians, Private Practice Physicians, Psychologists,Social Workers and Pharmacists.

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