Dr Adriana Foster started to work with severely mentally ill people since her residency at Baylor. As a faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed inpatient, outpatient and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) work at Michael E DeBakey VA in Houston TX, obtained certification in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) from the Association for Convulsive Therapy and was an integral part of the ECT team at the VA. Currently, Dr Foster treats patients with psychotic and mood disorders at MCGHealth Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic and at Serenity Behavioral Systems in Augusta, GA. Her teaching areas include psychopharmacology, measurement of psychopathology with rating scales and medical student education in psychiatry. She has published peer reviewed articles in Biological Psychiatry, Neuropsychopharmacology, General Hospital Psychiatry, The Journal OF ECT, Psychiatric Clinics of North America and co-authored book chapters for Conn’s Current Therapy and the American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology. Her clinical interests include chronic severe mental illness, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, pharmacogenetics, and ECT.