Shanthi Trettin Coleman received a BA from Oberlin College in 1997 with a major in biochemistry. A graduate of the joint MD/MA program in 2004, she also pursued Areas of Concentration in Medical Humanities and in Women’s Health. Her MA thesis is entitled “Dualism of Embodied Identity: From Fashion to Medicine.” She received a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant to study the process of competency assessment and how it pertains to patient autonomy and informed consent, which she pursued between her first and second years of medical school. She considered similarities and differences between adolescent and geriatric patients, and between patients with and without a psychiatric diagnosis. She did her residency in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and is currently in private practice psychiatry focusing on women with mood and anxiety disorders in Doylestown, PA.
Trettin S, Moses-Kolko EL, and Wisner KL. Lesbian perinatal depression and the heterosexism that affects knowledge about this minority population. Archives of Women’s Mental Health 2006; 9: 67–73.