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Research Interests

Dr. Clark’s research and clinical interests focus on women’s mood and anxiety disorders across the reproductive life cycle. Dr. Clark’s passion for optimizing treatment in pregnancy for women with Bipolar Disorder has led to her current research focused on dosing lamotrigine (Lamictal) and Lithium in pregnancy. She is also interested in optimizing dosing of medication for mood and anxiety disorders in other times of hormonal changes including that related to infertility treatments and use of oral contraceptives. She maintains an interest in trauma associated with traumatic birth and as it relates to the recurrence of mood and anxiety symptoms in pregnancy due to past trauma.

Certifications and Licenses


Training Experience

2010Residency, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Education/Academic qualification

MSc, University of Louisville

… → 2012

MD, University of Louisville

… → 2006


  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Mental Health
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacology
  • Trauma
  • Women's Health / Women's Reproductive Health

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Grants 2016 2020

Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors

Research Output 2000 2019

  • 312 Citations
  • 14 Article
  • 5 Review article
  • 3 Letter
  • 2 Comment/debate

Bipolar disorder and psychotropic medication: Impact on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes

Wisner, K. L., Sit, D., O'Shea, K., Bogen, D. L., Clark, C. T., Pinheiro, E., Yang, A. & Ciolino, J. D., Jan 15 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 243, p. 220-225 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pregnancy Outcome
Bipolar Disorder
Street Drugs

Validity of the WHIPLASHED as a tool to identify bipolar disorder in women

Mahmoud, D. R., Yang, A., Ciolino, J. D., Fisher, S. D., Sit, D., Pinheiro, E., Pendergrast, T., O'Shea, K., Wisner, K. L. & Clark, C. T., Mar 1 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 246, p. 69-73 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bipolar Disorder
Depressive Disorder
Self Report
2 Citations (Scopus)

Increasing Diagnosis and Treatment of Perinatal Depression in Latinas and African American Women: Addressing Stigma Is Not Enough

Lara-Cinisomo, S., Clark, C. T. & Wood, J., May 1 2018, In : Women's Health Issues. 28, 3, p. 201-204 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Hispanic Americans
African Americans
1 Citation (Scopus)

Psychiatric Emergencies in Pregnancy and Postpartum

Rodriguez-Cabezas, L. & Clark, C. T., Sep 1 2018, In : Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. 61, 3, p. 615-627 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Postpartum Period
Risk Reduction Behavior

Quetiapine Dose Adjustments in Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Bipolar Disorder

Pinheiro, E. A., Wisner, K. L. & Clark, C. T., Feb 1 2018, In : Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 38, 1, p. 89-91 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Social Adjustment
Bipolar Disorder
Postpartum Period
Pregnant Women
Quetiapine Fumarate