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GenaLynne Mooneyham MD, MS

GenaLynne C. Mooneyham MD, MS

Medical Director, Autoimmune Brain Disorders Program, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Dr. Mooneyham is board-certified in General Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Liberty University and her master’s degree in Medical Sciences at Indiana University School of Medicine where she worked in the developmental epigenetics research lab under the supervision of Dr. David Skalnik. Dr. Mooneyham went on to receive her Medical Doctorate from St. George’s University School of Medicine with special emphasis on education in global health. She then completed a five-year triple board residency at Indiana University School of Medicine (General Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) where she worked as a house staff physician at Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Mooneyham was Chief Resident (elected) for the General Psychiatry program at Indiana University and Co-Chief Resident (appointed) for the Triple Board program. During her time at Indiana University, Dr. Mooneyham was mentored by Dr. Nerissa Bauer and participated in her RO1 clinical research portfolio in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

After training, Dr. Mooneyham was on faculty at Duke University School of Medicine where she served as the Director for the Pediatric Consultation & Liaison Psychiatry Service within Duke Children’s Hospital and Co-Director for the Pediatric Autoimmune Brain Diseases Clinic. She went on to become the Psychiatry Clerkship Director and a research mentor for third-year medical students at Duke University School of Medicine.

In 2020, she was recruited to the National Institute of Mental Health to serve as the medical director of the Autoimmune Brain Disorders Program.


Dr. Mooneyham is an employee of the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the NIH, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the US Government.