Amy Heneghan, M.D.
Amy Heneghan, M.D. is a pediatrician and adjunct associate professor of pediatrics at the Case Western Reserve University (Case) and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. She received a bachelor of arts cum laude in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984 and her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1988. She completed her internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She completed a one-year fellowship in Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, then received research training from 1992-1994 as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University.
She returned to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1994 as an assistant professor of pediatrics in the division of general pediatrics, where she developed her research interests in maternal depression. After moving to Cleveland in 1999, she joined the faculty of Case in the divisions of pediatric emergency medicine, general pediatrics, and clinical epidemiology. She conducts community-based research in the area of maternal depression and pediatricians’ recognition of mothers with depression and has published numerous articles in this area. She has received several grants including a four-year career award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of the Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars Program and a grant from the Ohio Department of Mental Health to pilot screening of new mothers for postpartum depression in the Help Me Grow Program. From 2001-2006 she directed the Rainbow Research Network (RRN), a practice-based research network of over 200 pediatricians in the greater Cleveland area. Under Dr. Heneghan’s direction and with funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the RRN grew steadily in the past few years. In addition, the RRN is part of the Ohio Pediatric Research Consortium, a network of five pediatric practice-based networks in Ohio. She was appointed Associate Dean for Admissions at the Case School of Medicine in 2004, where she served in this role until June of 2006. She has recently moved to San Francisco and is busy writing papers and consulting for the state of Ohio and the Office of Admissions at Case Western Reserve University.