Elizabeth Saenger, PhD

Editorial Director, Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health

Elizabeth Saenger earned an AB from Barnard College with a double major in Psychology and the Program in the Arts. After finishing a PhD in social psychology from Harvard University, she studied developmental psychology as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at Berkeley and completed a two-year residency in clinical psychology in Key West, Florida. She has taught psychology as an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University; co-owned and co-managed a matchmaking service for upscale professionals; served as the staff psychologist at a community mental health care center; and enjoyed a private practice as a consultant, freelance writer, and licensed psychologist. Before joining Medscape, she worked as clinical director for the federally-funded Project Liberty program at Hamilton-Madison House in New York.