Dr. Brams is currently Assistant Professor, Division of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He also serves as Director of Depelchin Children's Center and Bayou City Research, Inc. Dr. Brams earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas and then received his MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas.
Adult, adolescent, and child psychiatry residency training was completed at Baylor College of Medicine. He has been a recipient of the Nancy Roeske Award for outstanding medical student education. Dr. Brams is a Principal Investigator in several key clinical trials as well as an invited presenter at numerous medical conferences, both regionally and nationally.
In addition to having lifetime board certification in Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatry, Dr. Brams currently serves as a Senior National Board Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Research and clinical interests include Phase II, III, and IV clinical trials for treatment of broad range of mental health disorders.
Dr. Alice Mao has been in practice in Houston for over 18 years. She is a associate professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and is in the private practice of adult and child psychiatry. She graduated from Rice University, University of Texas Medical School in Houston and completed residencies in adult and child psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Mao is board-certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Her specialty is psychopharmacological treatment of mood disorders, attention disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. She has participated in psychopharmacology research trials of novel psychiatric medications for ADHD, autism, and depression. In addition, she has published work in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Journal of Psychiatry.
She is an invited presenter at numerous national medical conferences for her ability to integrate information regarding evidence based psychopharmacological interventions with clinical treatment.
In 2009, Dr. Mao was honored by Texas Monthly magazine as a Texas Super Doctor because she was recognized by her peers for her expertise in psychiatry.
Dr. Jennifer Yen graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School in Houston, and completed her general psychiatry residency training there. She then completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. She has been in Houston for the last 13 years.
Dr. Yen has a strong interest in academics and research in the field of psychiatry, with specific interest in mental health disparity, cross-generational conflict, and acculturation issues in minority populations. She is actively involved in local and national organizations, and has given presentations in the community to provide psycho-education and outreach at schools and various community centers. She has also authored several national publications and is passionate about improving quality of care and bridging the gap between clinicians and those they serve. She is currently also pursuing research in pharmacological treatment of mood disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and ADHD.
Dr. Yen is currently in private practice, but also serves as the clinical psychiatrist for Asian American Family Services, a non-profit organization providing mental healthcare to minority populations in Houston. Dr. Yen is bilingual and speaks both Mandarin Chinese and English.
Shetal Amin M.D.
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist
Dr. Shetal Amin is a native Houstonian who completed her undergraduate degree at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She later earned her M.D. degree from St. George’s University in Grenada and completed her adult psychiatry residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She served at chief resident her final year of residency. She returned to Houston to complete her adolescent and child fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine where she again served as chief resident. Dr. Amin is board certified in adult psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Amin specializes in the psychopharmacological treatment of mood disorders, anxiety spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders and developmental disorders. She has a special interest in women’s mental health and strives to promote community awareness in issues ranging from mood disorders in pregnancy to the effects of maternal depression on children. Dr. Amin also holds an interest in cultural psychiatry and is passionate about educating ethnic minorities, particularly the South Asian population, regarding psychiatric illnesses in hopes of eradicating the stigma of seeking mental health care.
Dr. Amin has presented on both the local and national level on various topics in child psychiatry and professionalism in mental health care.
Shanthi Rubin, APN, is an advanced clinical nurse specialist in psychiatry. She attended the University of Texas and Texas Women's University with specialty in psychiatric and mental health nursing. She specializes in child, adolescent, and adult populations with many over 15 years of practice in both in-patient and out-patient settings. She is a member of the Houston area Psychiatric Advanced Nurse Practitioner Association and is involved in promoting psychiatric mental health nursing at the local and state level.
She has experience in research in psychiatric medications and has research and clinical interests including Phase II, III, and IV clinical trials for treatment of a broad range of mental health disorders.
Wanda Hilliard, MBA, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner specializing in psychiatric and mental health disorders. She attended the University of Texas and Texas Women's University specializing in family psychiatric and mental health nursing. She specializes in child, adolescent, and adult populations with over eight years of experience working with families and adults in both outpatient and inpatients settings. She is a board member of the Houston Area Nurse Practitioners and a founding member of the Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing Association. She has served on the board of director’s for the Houston Food Bank, Larkin Community Center, and is active in local and international outreach.
Prior to changing careers, she worked in the financial industry for over 15 years and obtained her MBA in 1995. Her area of focus is psychopharmacological treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention disorders, and sleep disorders in the child, adolescent and adult population. She also works with the adult male incarcerated population in the State of Texas specializing in schizophrenia and mood disorders.
Jayne Perkins, MSN, RN, CS graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing with a Masters in Psychiatric Nursing. She also has an Advanced Practice degree in Gerontological Nursing, as well as being a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatry.
Ms. Perkins has over 35 years of experience working in family psychiatric and mental health nursing. She specializes in child, adolescent, adult and geriatrics in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She participates in the mentorship program with the University of Texas School of Nursing and is a member of the Houston-area PAPN, the Texas Nurse Practitioners, the American College of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners associations.
Ms Perkins also has an extensive practice at numerous assisted living and long-term care facilities around the Houston area.