Dr. Wood is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is board-certified in General Adult and Child & Adolescent psychiatry. She completed the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. The research for her doctoral training in Neuroscience was primarily located at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and focused on developing novel magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy techniques as biomarkers of neurodegeneration. Dr. Wood received her residency and fellowship training in psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, and the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. She also completed advanced training and research with the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART), the UCLA Neuromodulation and TMS Service, and with the UCLA TIES for Families program which is dedicated to optimizing the growth and development of foster/adoptive children and their families. Her research utilized functional MRI and MRS methods as part of a multimodal approach to better understand resilience to trauma in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and with a history of early life adversity.
Clinically, Dr. Wood specializes in working with children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, Depression, and Anxiety Disorders. She employs pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments and works closely with the patient and their family to develop thoughtful and insightful treatment plans. She has enjoyed working with the multidisciplinary team at Community West since 2019.