Dr. Nora Dennis
Education & CertificationMaster of Public Health UNC-Chapel Hill M.D. Duke University
Dr. Nora Dennis, MD, MSPH, serves as a one of two Medical Directors at Monarch and is responsible for oversight of the quality of services provided by the Behavioral Health division. Her role includes ensuring quality of providers and quality of services delivered. As Medical Director, Dr. Dennis will work closely with the Chief Medical Officer, and other clinical leaders, on clinical initiatives and monitoring quality of care. Her primary focus is to ensure that structures for clinical operations are developed that promote company-wide consistency and integrity of clinical treatment.
Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Dr. Nora Dennis is a board-certified psychiatrist who completed her residency in Psychiatry at Duke University, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Dennis has worked as a staff psychiatrist at the Durham VA Medical Center where she was Medical Director of the Psychiatry Emergency Care Clinic and she started an outpatient clinic for veterans with treatment-resistant psychotic disorders. She was concurrently an assistant professor at Duke University School of Medicine and a faculty attending for the Duke Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Clinic. She has published numerous peer-reviewed papers on ECT, mental health disparities, and emergency psychiatric care. She is passionate about access to high quality mental health care for all.
After graduating from The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Dr. Dennis attended UNC-Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar and Duke University School of Medicine where she was a Nanaline H. Duke Scholarship recipient and received the Dean’s Award. She received her Master of Public Health from UNC Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Public Health.
Dr. Dennis and her husband, Paul, have three young children. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, volunteering for her children’s school and teaching yoga.