Young Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Team

Clinical Director, Young Adult Outpatient Psychiatry

Meesha Ahuja, MD, received her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University, where she was given the Dean's Award for Outstanding Student in Psychiatry. She completed her residency in adult psychiatry and a fellowship in women’s mental health at Brown University. Dr. Ahuja was elected to be a chief resident during her residency training at Brown. She is passionate about working with young adults and enjoys treating a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses.

Janine N. Galione, PhD is a psychologist with the Young Adult Outpatient Psychiatry program. Dr. Galione was previously a staff psychologist with the Mindful Teen Program in the outpatient department at Bradley Hospital. She is also a clinical instructor of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Galione received her BS from the University of Miami. She completed both her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, and completed a predoctoral internship at the Center for Behavioral Medicine, Kansas City, MO. Dr. Galione completed her postdoctoral fellowship in dialectical behavioral therapy for adolescents (DBT-A) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 

Galione specializes in the use of mindfulness and evidence-based treatments including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and compassion-focused therapy (CFT). Her research interests focus on the interplay of social stress and personality pathology, and has been published in a variety of media. 

Daniella Palermo, MD, is a psychiatrist with Lifespan Physician Group psychiatry and behavioral health. She is the curriculum assistant director for the General Psychiatry Residency Program at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Palermo completed her adult psychiatry residency at Brown University, where she served as chief resident and was the recipient of the Martin B. Keller Award for Outstanding Resident. She has a history of advocating for underrepresented communities and young adults as it relates to socioeconomic and cultural barriers to accessing mental health care. Dr. Palermo is also an appointed member of the Rhode Island Commission for Health Advocacy and Equity, which informs state-wide policy to address health disparities.

Dana Siperstein, MD, is a psychiatrist with Lifespan Physician Group. In medical school, Dr. Siperstein was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society and received the Jerry M. Wiener Award in psychiatry. Her clinical interests include college mental health, anxiety disorders, attentional difficulties, and bereavement.

Harold Woodcome, MD, obtained his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his adult psychiatry residency at Brown University and was elected to serve as chief resident during his final year of training.

Dr. Woodcome’s research interests include college mental health, mood disorders, personality disorders and anxiety disorders. He is a co-author of the book chapter “Assessment and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders,” in Pediatric Psychopharmacology.