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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


Expertise: 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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10710 Charter Drive Suite G010 Columbia, MD 21044 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital


600 N. Wolfe Street Sheikh Zayed Tower Suite 308 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Phone: 410-955-2295 | Fax: 410-502-3755



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

Centers & Institutes



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


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


  • National Institutes of Health / Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program (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

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

One family's journey through a mental health crisis, TODAY (5/2/2017)

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