Emily C. Dossett, MD is a reproductive psychiatrist who works with women struggling with mental and emotional issues connected to times of hormonal change. These changes include pregnancy, the postpartum, the menstrual cycle, and perimenopausal transitions. Dr. Dossett currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center. She founded and directs the Women’s Mental Health Program, a collaborative effort that integrates mental health care into prenatal care clinics as well as pediatric services for perinatal women with multiple medical, psychiatric, and social needs. She has the privilege of teaching reproductive psychiatry to medical students, psychiatric residents, psychosomatic fellows, and OBGYN residents and faculty.
Dr. Dossett’s research interests focus on public policy and access to services for perinatal mental health care. Recent research projects have been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the California Health Care Foundation. She also works as a mental health consultant to MAMAs Neighborhood, a Department of Health Services initiative focused on improving multi-disciplinary services for high-risk pregnant and postpartum in Los Angeles County. Her other policy involvement includes membership on the California State Task Force on Maternal Mental Health as well as the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Expert Working Group on Maternal Mental Health.
Dr. Dossett writes and speaks extensively on topics related to perinatal mental health locally, regionally, and nationally. She can be contacted directly through email for information about speaking or consulting services.
Please note that Dr. Dossett is on sabbatical from September 1, 2017 through June 1, 2018. She will be checking email frequently, but not daily; thank you for your patience with her response. She has also closed her private practice and is no longer accepting new patients for consultations or ongoing care.