Christine Montross, MD from Brown University, MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Bio Med Psychiatry & Human Behavior
BiographyDr. Christine Montross is a nonfiction writer, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, and a staff psychiatrist at Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. She completed medical school and residency training at Brown University, where she received the Isaac Ray Award in Psychiatry and the Martin B. Keller Outstanding Brown Psychiatry Resident Award.
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 was born and raised in Indianapolis.
Dr. Montross has been named a 2010 MacColl Johnson fellow in Poetry, and the winner of the 2009 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Emerging Indiana Authors Award. She 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, 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. While writing Body of Work, she traveled to anatomical theaters, sought out holy relics, and dissected three arms, a leg, and an entire human body. She and her partner, the playwright Deborah Salem Smith, live in Rhode Island with their two young children.
Dr. Montross is involved in the development of a program in the Medical Humanities at Brown. In the Fall of 2011, she will co-teach an interdisciplinary course on Pain with Michael Steinberg and Jay Baruch.