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Jennifer Lanier Payne, M.D.

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


Adult Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Women's Mood Disorders, Women's Reproductive Health more

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 postpartum depression; The management of mood disorders during and after pregnancy more

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  • MD; Medicine; Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis (1997)


  • Psychiatry; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2001)


  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program; National Institutes of Health (2003)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology (Psychiatry) (2002)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Payne, J. L., MacKinnon, D.F., Mondimore, F.M., McInnis, M.G., Schweizer, B., McMahon, F.J., Nurnberger, Jr, J.I., Rice, J.P., Scheftner, W., Coryell, W., Berrettini, W.H., Kelsoe, J.R., Byerley, W., Murphy, D.L., Gershon, E.S., DePaulo, Jr., J.R., Potash, J.B. (2008)."Familial Aggregation of Postpartum Mood Symptoms in Families with Bipolar Disorder." Journal of Bipolar Disorders; 10 (1): 38-44

Mahon, P.B.,*Payne, J.L.,* MacKinnon, D.F., Mondimore, F.M., Schweizer, B., Jancic, D., NIMH Genetics Initiative Bipolar Disorder Consortium, BiGS Consortium, Crowe, R.P., Coryell, W.H., Holmans, P.A., Knowles, J.A., Scheftner, W.A., Weissman, M.M., Levinson, D.F., M.D., DePaulo Jr., J.R., Zandi, P.P., Potash, J.B. (2009)"Genome-wide Linkage and Follow-up Association Study of Postpartum Mood Symptoms." American Journal of Psychiatry; 166 (11): 1229-1237
*First authorship​

Payne, J.L., Teitelbaum-Palmer, J., Joffe, H. (2009) "A Reproductive Subtype of Depression: Conceptualizing Models and Moving Towards Etiology." Harvard Review of Psychiatry; 17(2): 72-86

Guintivano, J., Arad, M., Gould, T.D., Payne, J.L., Kaminsky, Z. (2013). "Antenatal Prediction of Postpartum Depression with Blood DNA Methylation Biomarkers." Molecular Psychiatry, 1–8

Chisolm, M.S., Payne, J.L. (2016) "Management of Psychotropic Drugs during Pregnancy." British Medical Journal. 20;532:h5918

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