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Melissa Mott, MD, PhD, Jeremy Stoddart, MD, Rong Xiao, MD, PhD, Join Department of Psychiatry Faculty

The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the addition of a two new faculty - Kristin R. Becker, DO, MS, and Krisitina J. Cottle Feldman, PhD - who will, in addition to their faculty roles, each have clinical responsibilities within University of Utah Health. Dr. Becker will be working on University Neuropsychiatric Institute's (UNI) Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit. Dr. Cottle Feldman will be providing clinical services at UNI's Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic. 

Kristin R. Becker, DO, MS, Instructor (Clinical), earned her medical degree at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Parker Colorado. Prior to attending medical school, she graduated from ATSU Arizona School of Health Sciences with her Masters of Physician Assistant studies, and practiced as a Family Medicine PA in Northern New Mexico. She completed her General Psychiatry residency and fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Arizona, Department of Psychiatry where she served as chief resident. Before joining our faculty, she worked in both outpatient and community based mental health programs in Tucson, Arizona. She is attracted to many aspects of child and adolescent mental health and advocacy and holds a special interest in the effects of traumatic/adverse early childhood events on neurodevelopment, attachment, and future behavior. Dr. Becker is excited to join the Child and Adolescent inpatient team at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute.

Kristina J. Cottle Feldman, PhD, Instructor (Clinical), licensed psychologist, earned her Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Utah Educational Psychology program. She completed her APA accredited internship at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute, where she received generalist training while enhancing her knowledge of concepts related to autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Feldman also participated in the URLEND program as a fulltime and an autism enhancement trainee. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Feldman gained undergraduate and post bachelor research experience at the University of California, Davis MIND Institute. Her current research pursuits include preparing adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and their families for transition to adulthood, life outcomes for adults with autism spectrum disorder, and co-occurring psychiatric conditions affecting individuals with autism spectrum disorder. She is committed to advocating for individuals and families impacted by autism spectrum disorder, as well as advancing the field by educating graduate students, medical students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Feldman is thrilled to join the Department of Psychiatry and the clinical faculty of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic.