Dr. Balis is a graduate of the St George's University School of Medicine and received her Psychiatry Residency Training at the University of Maryland, Department of Psychiatry. She has been working on the University of Marylandâ?Ts Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) since the completion of her residency. She is interested in issues related to cultural psychiatry, severe and chronic mental illness and risks for suicide. She is also involved in the education and training of psychiatry residents.
Cultural issues in mental health; Parenting issues for people with severe mental illness; HIV and people with severe mental illness; Suicide risk factors (sesonal variartion and cultural issues)
Postolache TT, Lapidus M, Sander ER, Langenberg P, Hamilton RG, Soriano JJ, McDonald JS, Furst N, Bai J, Scrandis DA, Cabassa JA, Stiller JW, Balis T, Guzman A, Togias A, Tonelli LH. Changes in allergy symptoms and depression scores are positively correlated in patients with recurrent mood disorders exposed to seasonal peaks in aeroallergens.ScientificWorldJournal. 2007 Dec 17;7:1968-77.
Delahanty J, Ram R, Postrado L, Balis T, Green-Paden L, Dixon L.Differences in rates of depression in schizophrenia by race.Schizophr Bull. 2001;27(1):29-38.