Joanna E. Chambers

Joanna E. Chambers, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry


I am interested in the neurobiology of attachment theory.  Insecure attachment leads to many psychiatric and medical morbidities.   Furthermore, attachment patterns are intergenerational, meaning that parents with insecure attachment are more likely to have children with insecure attachment.  While Attachment Theory is a psychoanalytic concept, exciting and significant neuroscience research over the past 20 years has explored the importance of this concept from a neurobiological perspective.  I am interested in applying our neurobiological understanding of attachment to the clinical setting to improve maternal attachment to their infants and in turn, improving the mental and medical health of future generations.


(317) 963-7300 

GH 2800 PSYC
Indianapolis, IN


Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology