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Lesley M. Arnold, MD

Lesley M. Arnold, MD, is Director of Women’s Health Research and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Arnold earned her undergraduate degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and her medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Arnold then completed an internship in psychiatry at Barnes Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She continued her training at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where she completed a residency in psychiatry and a clinical and research fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Dr. Arnold is the recipient of several awards and honors, including the Nancy C. A. Roeske, MD, Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education by the American Psychiatric Association; the Teacher of the Year Award by the Association for Academic Psychiatry; and the Raymond L. Cohen, MD, Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching by the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Dr. Arnold’s research focuses primarily on fibromyalgia, women’s health and mood and anxiety disorders. She has received over 70 research grants as a principal investigator or co-investigator and has over 90 publications in such journals as Pain, Pain Medicine, Arthritis and Rheumatism, The Journal of Rheumatology, The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, and Archives of General Psychiatry. She has received NIH grant support for family and genetic studies of fibromyalgia and fibromyalgia clinical trials in adults and children. She has participated on the NIH Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia Special Emphasis panel since 2000. She is on the editorial board for Pain Medicine News. Dr. Arnold is a frequent lecturer locally, nationally and internationally on topics of fibromyalgia, mood disorders and women’s health.