Dr. Laura Whiteley received her B.A. from the University of
Pennsylvania, in which she graduated with honors in her major, and Magna Cum Laude. She completed her M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine. Laura then completed her adult psychiatry residency, child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship, and a T32 research fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University. She founded and directs the Young Adult Behavioral Health Program at Rhode Island Hospital which specializes in providing psychiatric services to students attending local colleges and universities. Laura received a Rhode Island Foundation Grant for her work with colleges and young adults in 2014. Laura's research focuses on the bio behavioral aspects of HIV for young adults. She has received funding from the NIMH, NICHD, and the Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). Laura is currently the PI on two NIMH R34s. She is a dedicated mentor to residents and medical students and has received both the Brown Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Research Mentorship Award and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Mentorship Award.