About The Doctor
Dr. Lusskin is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai which she joined in 2007. Dr. Lusskin was also on the faculty of the New York University School of Medicine from 1993-2012, most recently as a Clinical Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She founded the Reproductive Psychiatry Program at NYU Langone Medical Center and NYU School of Medicine, serving as the first Director from 2003 to 2011.
As a specialist in Women’s Reproductive Mental Health and psychopharmacology during pregnancy and breastfeeding, Dr. Lusskin is committed to improving both clinicians' and the general public's understanding of women's psychiatric needs. She has lectured extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe, India, and South America to professional and lay audiences. She also founded and directed the internationally-recognized NYU Reproductive Psychiatry Conference which was held between 2001 and 2007.
Dr. Lusskin is the Director of Psychopharmacologic Agents for the Reproductive Toxicology Center, a Non-Profit Foundation. The Reproductive Toxicology Center operates Reprotox®, a computerized data base on the reproductive and developmental effects of drugs and other chemicals, biologics, and physical agents (www.reprotox.org).
Dr. Lusskin is one of the original co-authors of the Reproductive Psychiatry sections of UpToDate (www.uptodate.com). She has served as a reviewer for a number of scientific journals including the American Journal of Psychiatry, Archives of Women's Mental Health, Biological Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, and the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. Dr. Lusskin was a member of the Expert Panel of the National Toxicology Program Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR) which reviewed the use of stimulants in pregnancy (http://cerhr.niehs.nih.gov). She has also served as an expert consultant to the New York State Department of Health Office of Professional Medical Conduct (http://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/doctors/conduct/).
Dr. Lusskin is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She is an attending physician at Mt. Sinai Hospital and maintains a private practice in New York City. She was an attending physician at NYU Langone Medical Center from 1996-2012. Dr. Lusskin is on the President’s Advisory Board of Postpartum Support International (www.postpartum.net) and the advisory board of The Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc. (www.postpartumNY.org).
After graduating from Williams College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Lusskin received her medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in Psychiatry at NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital.
Dr. Lusskin has appeared on many local and national news programs including Good Morning America, The Today Show (with Brooke Shields), CNN, The O'Reilly Factor, Nightline, The Early Show, and The Infinite Mind and Sound Medicine on National Public Radio. She has also been featured in many magazine and internet articles on topics in women's mental health.