Deputy Clinical Director, NIMH; Training Director, NIMH Clinical Fellowship Program
National Institute of Mental Health
Dr. Chung is the Deputy Clinical Director of the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health. She is also the Program Director of the NIMH Clinical Fellowship and one-year accredited PGY4 Psychiatry Research Residency Program. She serves as an Attending Physician on the Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service at the NIH Clinical Research Center. Her educational background includes undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University in Chicago. She completed her psychiatry residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and a research fellowship in medical anthropology at the Harvard Medical School.
Prior to NIMH, Dr. Chung was an Associate Professor at Georgetown Medical School where she served as chief of the Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC and as medical director of the Mental Health Care Unit at Georgetown University Hospital. From 2007-2008, she worked for the Director of NIMH to develop the first national strategic plan for autism spectrum disorder research.
She is a former NIMH K award recipient and her research has spanned interventions to overcome sociocultural barriers to mental health care among minority and underserved populations, ethnographic/mixed research methods, clinical trials for depression and posttraumatic stress disorders, assessment of mental disorders in adolescents and young adults with cancer, psychiatric phenotyping of patients with rare genetic disorders and evaluating healthy research volunteers for clinical studies.