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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

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.



George Brown, MD,  Associate Chair for VA Affairs

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 Chandraiah, MD, FRCPC, DLFAPA,  Residency Program Director, Professor

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)

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

Dr. Hansen-Cook 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

Thomas R. Olmsted, MD, Associate 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



Britton, Erin, BS I Center of Excellence Program Management Coordinator
Dixon, Angela, AOS I Account Clerk 3
Fisher, Nicole  I Secretary 2
Hodge, Jennie, MSW I Center of Excellence Specialist
Jenkins, Teresa I Medical Education Coordinator
Loveday, Christine H., EdD | Business Manager
Royston, Jan, BGS I Center of Excellence Office Coordinator
Short, Candace | Chair’s Coordinator
Sweeney, Linda, BS I Residency Program Coordinator
Wallace, Susan, BS | PARC House Secretary
Wilson, Tracy, BS | Clinical Research Coordinator


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
Gouge, Natasha B., PhD I Adjunct Faculty, Assistant Professor, Psychology
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
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 enhanced 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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