Brigham and Women's Hospital
Nomi is an active clinical psychiatrist specializing in proactive psychiatric consultation in medical settings and developing programs to bring a trauma informed perspective across care domains. Her overall effort is divided among clinical service, teaching, program development and research activities. Nomi currently serves as a psychiatric consultant embedded within one of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) medical intensive care units, a unique model in the US healthcare system. In addition, she is the Division of Medical Psychiatry’s Liaison to the BWH Hospital Burn Program in the Division of Trauma, Burn and Surgical Critical Care service. Her current program development efforts include serving as a founding co-chair of the BWH Trauma Informed Care Initiative.
Prior to joining Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Nomi served as Mental Health Director of the World Trade Center Environmental Health Center in New York City, and then as Associate to Head of Department of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rwanda, in a Human Resources for Health program through the Rwandan Ministry of Health.
Her abiding search is for interventions applicable to low-resource communities in both high and low income countries to ensure that an individual’s engagement with medical treatment occurs in ways that optimize their long-term functional outcomes across the lifespan.