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Utilizing Physician Training to Better Understand Depression under Stress: Insights from the Intern Health Study


Srijan Sen, MD, PhD

Sponsored by the Hans Lowenbach Memorial Fund Dr. Srijan Sen is the Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Professor of Depression and Neurosciences and Director of the Eisenberg Family Depression Center at the University of Michigan. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, completed a psychiatry residency at the Yale University and returned to Michigan as faculty in 2009. The Intern Health Study is a longitudinal cohort study that assesses stress and mood in training physicians, enrolling over 25,000 participants from 100+ institutions. The project has produced high-impact findings across a wide range of interdisciplinary academic topics including genomics, mobile technology, economics, gender and racial disparities, survey methodology and medical education policy. Work from the study has been published in JAMA, BMJ, New England Journal of Medicine and other leading journals covered in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine and other media outlets. Dr. Sen is a member of the National Academy of Medicine Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being. His clinical practice focuses on helping physicians with depression and anxiety. Like to join:


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