Dr. Eisen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University. Her training includes an M.D. degree from the New York University School of Medicine followed by a residency in Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. She began working in the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Clinic at Butler Hospital under the mentorship of Dr. Steven Rasmussen and has developed both clinical and research expertise in this disorder, particularly in the area of psychopathology. Dr. Eisen is currently funded by the NIMH to study course of illness in OCD, and has been involved in numerous treatment studies of OCD.
In addition to her research and clinical involvement in OCD, Dr. Eisen has had a longstanding interest in education and teaching, and has been actively involved in teaching and supervision throughout her career. In 1996, she was appointed Associate Training Director of the Brown Psychiatry Residency and Director of the Core Clerkship in Psychiatry for Brown Medical School. Dr. Eisen is currently Training Director of the Brown Psychiatry Residency, having been appointed in 2003. She continues to be involved with medical student education overseeing students' elective experiences, coordinating their longitudinal electives in Psychiatry and working with 3rd and 4th students who have decided to pursue careers in Psychiatry as their advisor. Additional roles in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior including chairing the Educational Committee, as a member of the Psychiatry Management Advisory Committee, (an executive committee dealing with issues of training, research infrastructure, faculty recruitment, and promotion) and as the Co-Training Director for the Combined Neurology Psychiatry Residency.