Women’s Behavioral Health (WBH) at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a multidisciplinary academic center of excellence providing care to women experiencing stress or stress-related illness during life events that are unique to women. We provide women with state-of-the-art care for mood and anxiety disorders, sexual health, substance use disorders and stress, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, the postpartum period, gynecologic and breast cancers, menopause and the menstrual cycle.

Our Mission

The three-fold mission of WBH is to provide innovative behavioral health care for women, to conduct clinical research that will improve the safety and effectiveness of care for future generations of women and to serve as a training center for residents, medical students and other graduate students interested in the unique behavioral health needs of women.

We are one of few university centers conducting translational research relevant to these health concerns. Combining clinical care with clinical and basic science research provides WBH patients with access to the latest information about the safest and most effective treatments available during these periods of greatest vulnerability.

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

The Women's Behavioral Health program is currently recruiting for the following positions:

As central Ohio’s only academic medical center, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center values learning, development and innovation. Working here is more than just a job – it’s a career in which you can help change the face of medicine. Ohio State is always looking for experienced professionals to join our team.

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Patient Care

Patient Care

Patient Care

We provide care for women as they experience difficulties with unique life events, including pregnancy, the postpartum period, the menstrual cycle, and menopause.  We also provide support for coping with issues such as infertility and women’s cancers.

We offer comprehensive behavioral health care for mood and anxiety disorders, sexual health, substance use disorders, and stress.  This can include psychotherapy and/or medication management.

Our signature clinical services are:


Women's Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a leading women’s behavioral health research center. Our studies explore the causes, results, and treatment of stress and stress-related illness arising during life events that are unique to women. Current areas of research emphasis include Maternal-Fetal Psychiatry and Women's Integrated Sexual Health.

The goal of our Maternal-Fetal Psychiatry research is to maintain and improve the health of new and expectant mothers while safeguarding the well-being of their babies. These studies examine the course and severity of stress-related illnesses during pregnancy and the postpartum period, pregnancy-related changes in the clearance of psychiatric medications, levels of infant medication exposure during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and the well-being of infants whose mothers experienced perinatal mental illness and/or received psychiatric medication during pregnancy.

In our Women's Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) research, our aim is to enable women who are experiencing sexual dysfunction to achieve healthy, satisfying sexual lives. Our studies examine female sexual dysfunction arising in various contexts including gynecologic and breast cancers, childbearing and the transition into menopause, identifying causes and risk factors and testing novel treatment approaches for sexual dysfunction.

If you are interested in our research programs, please contact Nichole Storey at 614-685-8754 or Nichole.Storey@osumc.edu.

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Our Team


Lisa Christian, PhD

  • Clinical Health Psychologist
    Director of the Stress, Behavioral Immunology and Health Disparities Lab

Claire Postl, LPCC

  • Licensed Professional Counselor

Nichole Storey, MS

  • Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Tonya Schauder, LISW

  • Social Worker
    Psychiatric Counselor

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