IAWMH Leadership

Jayashri Kulkarni, MBBS, MPM, PhD

The Alfred Hospital and Monash University
Faculty of Medicine,Nursing and Health Sciences
Melbourne, Australia

President Elect
Florence Thibaut, MD, PhD

Psychiatrist and Endocrinologist
Professor of Psychiatry, Ph.D. in
Neurosciences University Hospital Cochin
Faculty of Medicine Paris Descartes
Paris, France

Prabha S. Chandra, MD, FRCPsych

Professor of Psychiatry and Consultant, Perinatal Psychiatry Service
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences
Bangalore, India

Susan G. Kornstein, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology
Executive Director, Institute for Women’s Health
Director of Clinical Research, Department of Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Women’s Health
Richmond, Virginia, USA

Immediate Past President
Professor Helen Herrman MD (Melb), MBBS, FRANZCP, FPH, FAFPHM

President of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
President of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists
Director of Research at Orygen:
The National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health
Professor of Psychiatry in the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne
Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre in Mental Health
Melbourne, Australia

Advisory Board – Permanent Members

Silvia Lucia Gaviria, MD

Chief of Department of Psychiatry
CES University, Medellin, Colombia

Prof. Unaiza Niaz, MD, DPM, FRCPsych

Honorary Member,The World Psychiatric Association,
Former Chair, Section on Women’s Mental Health,The World Psychiatric Association
President, Pakistan Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
The Psychiatric Clinic & Stress Research Centre
Karachi, Pakistan

Teri Pearlstein, MD

Associate Professor, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director of Behavioral Medicine, Women’s Medicine Collaborative, a Lifespan partner
Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Prof. Dr. med. Anita Riecher-Rossler

Head of the Center for Gender Research and Early Detection
Psychiatric University Clinics
Basel, Switzerland

Marta B. Rondon, MD

Former Deputy Dean, Peruvian College of Physicians and Assistant Professor, Secition on Psychiatry and Mental Health, Department of Medicine, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Lima, Peru

Donna E. Stewart, CM, MD, FRCPC

Past President, IAWMH
University Professor, Chair of Women’s Health,
University Health Network and University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Advisory Board – Term – 2015 – 2019

Margarita Saenz Herrero, MD, PhD

University of the Basque Country
Bilbao, Spain
Alava University Hospital
Victoria, Spain

Toshiko Kamo, MD, PhD

Director and Professor of Institute of Women’s Health
Tokyo Women’s Medical University
Tokyo, Japan

Simone Vigod, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Psychiatrist and Lead, Reproductive Life Stages Program
Women’s Mental Health Program, Women’s College Hospital
Shirley Brown Clinician Scientist in Women’s Mental Health
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Toronto
Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Toronto, Ontario, Canadan