Dr. Christine Montross

christineLGDr. Christine Montross is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, and Co-director of the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Scholarly Concentration at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is also a staff psychiatrist at Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Montross has had several poems published in literary journals, and her manuscript, Embouchure, was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. She has also written for many national publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post Book World, Good Housekeeping, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Dr. Montross’s first book, . Dr. Montross’s first book, Body of Work, was named an Editors’ Choice by The New York Times and one of The Washington Post‘s best nonfiction books of 2007. She received her undergraduate degrees and a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the University of Michigan, where she also taught writing classes as a lecturer following graduation. She and her partner, the playwright Deborah Salem Smith, live in Rhode Island with their two young children. Dr. Montross’s new memoir, Falling Into the Fire: A Psychiatrist’s Encounters with the Mind in Crisis, was published in August 2013.