Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Uniformed Services University
Scientist, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Mary C. Vance, MD, MSc is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University and Scientist at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress. She completed her MD at the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine, where she received the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. Following this, she completed residency at the MGH McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program, where she served as an investigator for the MGH Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders and as a clinician for the MGH Home Base Program for post-9/11 veterans. She then completed a health services research fellowship with the National Clinician Scholars Program (the former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program) at the University of Michigan/VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, where she earned her MSc in Health and Health Care Research from the University of Michigan's Rackham School of Graduate Studies and worked at the VA Ann Arbor's PTSD and primary care mental health integration clinics. Dr. Vance's research focuses broadly on improving mental health care services and delivery for trauma- and stressor-related disorders, particularly in the military/veteran and health care professional populations.
Dr. Vance currently serves as Vice-Chair of the American Psychiatric Association's Committee on Well-Being and Burnout, where she leads a work group focused on assessing the prevalence and predictors of burnout and other occupational hazards among minority and underrepresented psychiatrists. She also serves on the American Psychiatric Association's Council on Advocacy and Government Relations, in which capacity she advises on issues at the intersection of mental health care quality and delivery and state and federal policy.