Janice Goodman, PhD, RN
Janice Goodman, PhD, RN, is an associate professor in the School of Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, where she teaches courses in psychotherapy and in psychopharmacology in the graduate psychiatric nursing program. She is a board-certified psychiatric/mental health clinical nurse specialist and maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. She specializes in treating pregnant and postpartum women and mothers of young children. Goodman's research is focused on the mental health of women and families, particularly on perinatal depression and parent-infant relationships. As a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar, and with funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, she is conducting research to test an intervention for the prevention and early treatment of maternal postpartum depression and the associated negative effects on the mother-infant relationship and child development. She has received several awards for her research and scholarship, and is a faculty nurse scientist at The Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at Massachusetts General Hospital.