Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Women's Health Mental Program
Dr. Newport’s research focuses on clinical studies of women’s mental health with a particular emphasis on the psychobiology of psychiatric illness during pregnancy and the postpartum, the pharmacokinetics of psychotropic medication during pregnancy and lactation, and the persistent neuroendocrine and behavioral impact of early life adverse experiences.
Dr. Newport completed a graduate theological degree before receiving his medical degree from the University of South Carolina. He subsequently completed both a general psychiatry residency and a master’s degree in clinical research at Emory University. His awards include the NARSAD Young Investigator Award, APIRE/GlaxoSmithKline Young Faculty Award for Research Development in Biological Psychiatry, Lilly Fellowship from the Society of Biological Psychiatry, Laughlin Fellowship from the American College of Psychiatrists, Hoechst Marion Roussel Award from the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Lilly Psychiatric Research Fellowship from the American Psychiatric Association, Pfizer Resident of the Year Award, and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Distinguished Physician Alumnus Award. His publications have appeared in JAMA, the American Journal of Psychiatry, the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Neurology, Biological Psychiatry, Neuropsychopharmacology, Bipolar Disorders, the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, etc.