The GAP Fellowship

The GAP Fellowship is a two-year experience during which the Fellow attends four semi-annual meetings and works with a GAP committee on its current project. The Fellow has the opportunity to meet and work collaboratively with some of the leading psychiatrists in North America and to develop a relationship with other outstanding residents.  Click here to learn more.                 
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2021-2022 GAP Fellows

  Janet Baek, MD
Child Committee

Janet Baek is a third-year psychiatry resident at San Mateo and will start a child/adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Stanford this year. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and received a BS in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University. Interested in early childhood interventions, she interned at the inpatient child psychiatry unit of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and taught at a school for children with autism prior to medical school. In medical school, she engaged in research on a lifestyle intervention program for management of type 2 diabetes mellitus and a study on the quality of life among individuals with autosomal dominant tubulo-interstitial kidney disease. Currently, she is a co-principal investigator of a study evaluating the effectiveness of a school-based yoga program for youth. She has studied traditional yoga in immersive settings and is a certified yoga teacher with experience teaching in healthcare settings, schools, and community centers. She was awarded the APA/SAMHSA Minority Fellowship (2019-2021) and serves on the APA’s Council on Children, Adolescents, and Their Families (2020-2021) and the Northern California Psychiatric Society’s General Council (2019-2023) and Asian American Issues Committee.

  Natalie Feldman, MD
Gender & Mental Health

Natalie Feldman is a third-year psychiatry resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Research Track). Originally from Northern California, she completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard University and medical school training at the University of Chicago. Her interests include women’s mental health as well as technology in psychiatry. She is also a Leadership Fellow through the APA/APAF Leadership Fellowship, and co-writes a monthly advice column on digital psychiatry for the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, spinning yarn, and baking bread with her husband and two cats.

  Samuel Jackson, MD
Psychiatry & Community

Sam Jackson is an adult psychiatry resident at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn New York. Born on Saipan in the Pacific but raised in the Midwest, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology at the University of Michigan and spent a year prior to medical school in Costa Rica studying inter- and intra-group conflict in wild white-faced capuchin monkeys. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Central Michigan University and in his last year created a Street Medicine program, providing medical outreach services to people experiencing homelessness in both rural and urban areas within the region. In residency, Sam has organized the psychiatric arm of the SUNY Downstate’s asylum clinic, received the American Psychiatric Association’s Public Psychiatry Fellowship, and continues to pursue various interests in the field of Community Psychiatry. Outside of work, he enjoys soccer, bouldering, writing, and reading, and hopes to tally over 2,000 miles of hiking on North America’s three great thru-hiking trails prior to finishing residency.


Christopher Magoon, MD
Arts & Humanities

Christopher Magoon is originally from Canton, Ohio, Christopher Magoon is a PGY2 psychiatry resident at Columbia University. He graduate d from Yale University with a degree in history and has lived in China as both a Luce and Fulbright scholar. He is an associate editor at the American Journal of Psychiatry —Residents’ Journal, and he writes for the popular press focusing on medical history, China, and mental health. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and Scientific American, among others. His clinical interests include palliative care, addiction, and public psychiatry. When not at work, Christopher enjoys spending time with his wife, their baby daughter, and their dog Willow. He welcomes your contact on his website at or on Twitter at @c_magoon.


Hunter Neely, MD
Psychiatry & Religion

I am a current third-year general psychiatry resident at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas with interests in law and psychiatry, community psychiatry, women’s mental health, medical ethics and psychotherapy. I completed my undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. I received my medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston where I enjoyed volunteering at student-run medical clinics for the underserved. I also worked with the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Austin, Texas in creating a streamline protocol for triaging and approaching acutely suicidal patients who access suicide hotlines. As a resident, I am involved in medical school education and curriculum development by teaching medical student psychiatry electives such as ‘Pop Culture and Psychiatry’. I have worked closely with faculty in the UTSW forensic psychiatry department and Sothern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in developing a specific track for general psychiatry residents interested in pursuing a career in law and psychiatry, advocacy, and policy making. In addition, I am a part of the Women’s Mental Health Track which allows more focused clinical experience and psychiatric mentorship in areas pertaining to women’s mental health issues such as domestic violence, trauma, pregnancy, infertility, perinatal psychiatric conditions and substance abuse. In my free time, I enjoy reading, discovering new music, hiking, and outdoor adventures with my 13-year-old golden retriever, Jackson.


Dustin Nowaskie, MD

Dustin Nowaskie, MD is a third year psychiatry resident at the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Nowaskie’s personal identification, education, research, and civic commitment have cultivated in a passion to help minority populations, especially the LGBTQ+ community, in culturally-competent ways. He is the founder and president of the national nonprofit LGBTQ+ organization OutCare Health, which provides access to LGBTQ+ information, education, research, culturally-competent providers, and public resources for hundreds of thousands across the country. He also conducts academic research in LGBTQ+ healthcare. Specific studies include evaluating LGBTQ+ cultural competency among healthcare providers, residents, and students; Internet platforms in promoting LGBTQ+ cultural competency; and patient satisfaction with LGBTQ+ care. Because of these endeavors, his work has led to several national accolades, conference presentations, and academic publications. Dr. Nowaskie’s long-term goal is to transform this work into a vehicle of social and public health change for the LGBTQ+ community.


Monika Pietrzak, MD
Work & Organizations

Monika Pietrzak is a second-year psychiatry resident at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals. She was born in Poland and immigrated to New Jersey with her family as a child. Witnessing obstacles with which her family contended shaped her understanding of distinctive barriers faced by immigrants and fueled her aspiration to help make a positive difference for underserved communities. She graduated, summa cum laude, from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in business studies. She then obtained a Juris 

Doctorate from New York University School of Law. While in law school, Monika participated in the Medical-Legal Advocacy Clinic and collaborated with physicians at Mount Sinai Hospital in providing free legal services for vulnerable patients to address social determinants of health. This experience taught her that medical and legal frameworks are inextricably interconnected in determining health outcomes, cementing her desire to attend medical school and apply her knowledge of the law to improve healthcare quality and equity as a physician.

After working at a law firm in New Jersey helping clients navigate the complexities of the legal system, Monika attended New York University School of Medicine. During medical school and residency, she developed a passion for helping individuals in need of mental health care, with a specific focus on highly marginalized populations at the crossroads of psychiatry and the criminal justice system. She is a member of the Correctional Psychiatry Committees for both the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association as well as the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. She has also co-authored a book chapter and an article in the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law newsletter on topics at the intersection between psychiatry and law. After completing residency training, Monika plans to pursue a forensic psychiatry fellowship. Her professional goals are to provide high-quality psychiatric care to incarcerated individuals with mental illness, and to advocate for systemic reforms and public health policies to improve mental health outcomes of underserved populations. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and dancing.


Isobel Rosenthal, MD
College Student

Adrienne (Isobel) Rosenthal grew up in New York City. She is a graduate of Yale College where her senior history thesis won the Andrew D. White Prize for best essay in American History. She has long had an interest in health policy and public health believing that access to good healthcare is a human right. In medical school at Mount Sinai Hospital, Isobel worked at the student mental health clinic, conducted research on Alcohol Use Disorder in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and led medical student support groups. She took two years off during medical school to attend Columbia Business School. During business school, Isobel developed a deep interest in digital mental health, and healthcare administration. She worked as the intern to the CEO of UCLA Health, in venture capital, and at a behavioral health start-up. Additionally, she served as the business school representative to Columbia University’s Health Tech Assembly. She was on the winning team for the 2019 American Psychiatric Association Innovation Lab 1st prize. Isobel’s writings have been published in the Washington Post, Scientific American, and Mobihealthnews.


Ritvij Satodiya, MD

Ritvij Satodiya is a first year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellow at New York University (NYU) Grossman School of Medicine. A native Asian Indian and a New Yorker from 7 years. Ritvij comes from a small town in India with multicultural upbringing. Following completion of medical school, he migrated to United States in pursuit of his dream to be trained as a psychiatrist. During the pre-residency years, Ritvij spent two years in clinical research at NYU and Yale University coordinating clinical trials of novel therapeutics for treatment of Schizophrenia, Depression and PTSD. Ritvij completed his adult psychiatry training at Stony Brook University where he also served as a chief resident for research and designed a curriculum to promote research and scholarly education in the residents and received the ‘Max Fink Award for Excellence in Research’. He presented his research work at national conferences and has been invited to research colloquium for junior investigators by American Psychiatric Association (APA) and data blitz for early career investigators by American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He also serves as APA child and adolescent psychiatry fellow and a fellow in the Council of Research at APA. Outside career focus, he mentors medical graduates with their professional development and career goals that include engaging them in collaborative research projects, and guidance for the pathway of residency process. He believes in work life balance and loves to spend quality time with friends and family. He enjoys cooking, dancing, hiking, swimming and water sports. He has a broad career interest including clinical research, forensics and child psychiatry.


Ashvin Sood, MD
Psychiatry & Media

Ashvin Sood is a first-year child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at the NewYork-Presbyterian Cornell and Columbia program. Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Ashvin first developed a passion for connecting with others through the volunteer program Comfort Zone Camp, a bereavement camp for children who lost loved ones. Ashvin was humbled time and time again by the sheer courage of children sharing such tragedy with strangers, and in result, decided to pursue a career in medicine to help foster the communication between adults and children in the psychiatric realm. Ashvin attended the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and proceeded to complete his adult residency at NYU Langone and Bellevue hospital. A beloved fan of psychotherapy, Ashvin thoroughly enjoyed his outpatient experiences at NYU and Bellevue, particularly group psychotherapy and family therapy, and created numerous grant-funded support groups for his medical colleagues during the COVID pandemic. He is also heavily involved with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, presenting numerous posters at annual meetings, and serving as recipient of the Education Outreach Program (EOP) travel scholarship. Currently, Ashvin’s hobbies include listening to books by various psychotherapists such as Irvin D. Yalom and Carl Rogers, learning how to build computers, and enjoying some down time with his wife and cat Meeko.


Elizabeth Wagner, MD

Liza Wagner is a fourth-year Triple Board resident (Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry combined 5-year program) at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies. After college she worked on a children’s psychiatric inpatient unit as a milieu therapist before moving to New Orleans to attend the Tulane University School of Medicine where she received an MD/MPH combined degree. During residency she has been involved in efforts to promote children’s mental health through federal and state initiatives. She is the fellow board member of the RI Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a member of the RI Association of Infant Mental Health, has attended AACAP’s legislative conference in Washington and became the first fellow board member of AACAP’s Political Action Committee. She also has interest in the public health impact of physician burnout and presented on the topic at AACAP’s Annual Meeting. She is passionate about collaborating with others to improve the mental health and wellness of children and families. Liza’s clinical interest is in early childhood, and she plans to pursue a career with a focus on infant mental health.


Kelsey Wong, MD
Cultural Psychiatry

Kelsey Wong is a combined internal medicine-psychiatry resident at the University of California, Davis. She completed her bachelor’s degrees in English and Molecular & Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and received her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She was drawn to a career in medicine and psychiatry through her background in writing and her observations that the creation of the personal narrative allows individuals to process and confront trauma. Kelsey’s interests lie in areas of intersectionality – examining relationships between the sciences and the humanities, medical and mental illness, and the individual and the community. She has maintained a passion for advocacy and medical education through her work in the American Psychiatric Association and Association of Medicine and Psychiatry. Her current projects include organizing efforts through the Psychiatry Diversity Action Committee and the UC Davis Intern and Resident Union Bargaining Committee, and contributing to the educational climate through the Psychiatry Grand Rounds Committee, the Internal Medicine Medical Education Track, and UC Davis Institutional Setting Committee.

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