Dr. Melissa Wagner-Schuman was born and raised in Wisconsin and completed most of her training in the Milwaukee area. She went to undergrad at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. She continued her education at the Medical College of Wisconsin where she received her MD in 2012 and received a PhD in Neuroscience in 2010. During the last several years of medical school she became interested in psychiatry, particularly at risk youth, and developed interventions to help prevent or limit adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). This led her to training in the triple board residency program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital where she will complete her training this upcoming September – she is board certified in Pediatrics. Throughout residency her interest in ACEs continued and broadened to include treatment of the mother-child dyad. As a faculty member she would like to continue to work with women and children and hopefully develop treatment models that help reduce the accumulation of ACEs in families.