Katherine Leah Wisner

  • 12129 Citations
1982 …2020

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Research Interests

Dr. Wisner's main focus is research related to the psychiatric treatment of women of childbearing age. She is internationally recognized as an expert in the treatment of mood disorders in women, with particular expertise in pregnancy and the postpartum period. She has been the principal investigator on multiple National Institute of Mental Health- and foundation-funded research projects including the impact of medication use during pregnancy for Unipolar and Bipolar Disorders, a Randomized Controlled Trial of Estradiol for Postpartum Depression, Screening for Postpartum Disorders, and the efficacy of bright light treatment for patients with bipolar disorder. Other areas of interest in include mood disorders in the premenstrual and perimenopause periods, post-bariatric surgery, complex medical-psychiatric diagnostic assessment and treatment-refractory mood disorders. Dr. Wisner is board-certified in general and child and adolescent psychiatry. Her memberships in scientific societies include the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, the Teratology Society, and the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Certifications and Licenses

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Training Experience

1981Internship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
1985Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
1988Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Case Western Reserve University

… → 1980

Research interests

  • Depression
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry
  • Women's Health
  • Women's Health / Women's Reproductive Health

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  • Research Output

    A common clinical conundrum: Antidepressant treatment of depression in pregnant women

    Mesches, G. A., Wisner, K. L. & Betcher, H. K., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Seminars in Perinatology. 151229.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Carbon monoxide: a critical physiological regulator sensitive to light

    Oren, D. A., Sit, D. K., Goudarzi, S. H. & Wisner, K. L., Dec 1 2020, In : Translational psychiatry. 10, 1, 87.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Introduction

    Stika, C. S. & Wisner, K. L., Apr 2020, In : Seminars in Perinatology. 44, 3, 151220.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Pharmacotherapy for depression and bipolar disorder during lactation: A framework to aid decision making

    Sprague, J., Wisner, K. L. & Bogen, D. L., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Seminars in Perinatology. 151224.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Psychotropic Treatment during Pregnancy: Research Synthesis and Clinical Care Principles

    Betcher, H. K. & Wisner, K. L., Mar 2020, In : Journal of Women's Health. 29, 3, p. 310-318 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle