Eight Alumni Share Their COVID-19 Stories

By Susan Gallagher

We reached out to some of our psychiatry and psychology alumni from North Carolina to New Zealand to hear how COVID-19 has impacted their work and their lives—and they generously shared their reflections:

Trisha Arnold

Trisha Arnold, PhD

Program: Psychology Internship (2019 alumna)
Current role: Postdoctoral Fellow, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
Read Dr. Arnold's reflection



Katie Dunlap with kids

Katie Dunlap, MD, MPH

Program: Psychiatry Residency, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship (2015 alumna)
Current roles: 
Faculty, MAHEC Psychiatry Residency; Perinatal and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, MAHEC
Adjunct Faculty, UNC School of Medicine
Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist: Equinox RTC, Solstice East RTC and Journey Home East
Location: Asheville, NC
Read Dr. Dunlap's reflection

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Sarah Edmunds, PhD

Program: Psychology Internship (2019 alumna)
Current role: Clinical Research Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston Children’s Hospital
Location: Boston, MA
Read Dr. Edmunds' reflection



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Chris Kenedi, MD, MPH

Program: Internal Medicine-Psychiatry Residency (2008 alumnus)
Current roles:
Metabolic Physician, Neuropsychiatrist, and Aviation Psychiatrist, National Metabolic Service, Auckland City Hospital
Adjunct Faculty, Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Read Dr. Kenedi's reflection

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Julia Lunsford, MD

Program: Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship (2014 alumna)
Current roles:
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical Director of the Geropsychiatry Inpatient Unit
Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Read Dr. Lunsford's reflection

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Mehul Mankad, MD

Program: Psychiatry Residency (2002 alumnus)
Current roles:
Chief Medical Officer, Alliance Health
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Location: Morrisville, NC
Read Dr. Mankad's reflection

Anandhi Narasimhan Headshot

Anandhi Narasimhan, MD

Program: Psychiatry Residency (2005 alumna)
Current roles:
Staff Psychiatrist, Masada Homes
Psychiatrist, TelaDoc Behavioral Health
Asylum Evaluator, Physician for Human Rights 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Read Dr. Narasimhan's reflection

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Susan Padrino, MD

Program: Internal Medicine-Psychiatry Residency (2004 alumna)
Current roles:
Associate Professor and Medical Director, Med-Psych Unit, Lakeside 40
Departments of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine, UH Cleveland Medical Center
Chair, Committee on Students; Vice President, Women Faculty of the School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Location: Cleveland, OH
Read Dr. Padrino's reflection