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Jennifer Lanier Payne, M.D.

Director, Women's Mood Disorders Center
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Out-of-State & International Patients +
Out of State Patients

Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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International Patients

Call +1-410-502-7683 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Director, Women's Mood Disorders Center
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Centers & Institutes



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-502-7449

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower Suite 308
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-2295
Fax: 410-502-3755


Adult Psychiatry , Depression, Mood Disorders, Psychiatry, Women's Mood Disorders

Research Interests

Clinical trials of novel therapeutics in depression and bipolar disorder; Hormonal influences on mood and mood disorders; Women and mood disorders; The genetics of depression and bipolar disorder

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Washington University School of Medicine / MD; Medicine (1997)


    • Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science / Psychiatry (2001)


    • National Institutes of Health-Credentialing Services Section / Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program (2003)


    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Psychiatry (2002, 2015)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    1. Payne, J.L., Potash J.B., and DePaulo, J.R. (2005). "Recent Findings on the Genetic Basis of Bipolar Disorder." Psychiatric Clinics of North America; 28 (2):481-498.
    2. Zarate, C.A., Payne, J.L., Quiroz, J.A., Sporn, J., Denicoff, K.K., Luckenbaugh, D., Charney, D.S., and Manji, H.K. (2004). "An open-label trial of riluzole in patients with treatment-resistant major depression." American Journal of Psychiatry, 161: 171-174.
    3. Manji, H.K., Quiroz, J.A., Sporn, J., Payne, J.L., Denicoff, K., Gray, N., Chen, G., Zarate, C.A., and Charney, D.S. (2003). "Enhancing synaptic plasticity and cellular resilience to develop novel, improved therapeutics for difficult to treat depression." Biological Psychiatry, 53: 707-742.
    4. Manji, H.K., Quiroz, J.A., Payne, J.L., Singh, J., Lopes, B.P., Viegas, J.S., and Zarate, C.A. (2003). "The underlying neurobiology of bipolar disorder." World Psychiatry, 2(3): 136-146.
    5. Payne, J.L. (2003). "The role of estrogen in mood disorders in women." International Review of Psychiatry, 15: 279-289.
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