Elle S Cleaves
Major, Air Force
EducationPsychiatry Residency, University of Texas Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 2013-2017
M.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2009-2013
B.A. in Psychology (with distinction), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2004-2008
BiographyDr. Cleaves is a board-certified general psychiatrist. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and currently serves as the Psychiatry Clerkship Director. Dr. Cleaves graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in psychology. She also earned her medical degree from University of Virginia where she served as president of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society chapter. She then completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Texas Health San Antonio (a combined civilian-Air Force residency program) in 2017 where she served as chief resident. Her first duty assignment was as the Medical Director of the Mental Health Flight in the 87th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. She then came to USU as faculty in 2021.
Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications
Cleaves ES. (2023) What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing, Psychiatry, 86:1, 80-83, DOI: 10.1080/00332747.2023.2172917
Hamaoka DA, Santiago P, Meyer E, Bailey AT, Cleaves E, & Capaldi V. A Primer on military life and culture for health care providers. Association of Directors Medical Student Education in Psychiatry Clinical Simulation Initiative e-Module. 2023. Available at: https://www.admsep.org/subpages/csi/modules/basictraining/storypre.html
Presentation: Kumer K, Cleaves ES, West J, Hamaoka D, and Capaldi V. "Mass Casualty Response Teaching for Medical Students Using Large Scale Simulation." Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) Conference. San Diego, CA. 23 June 2023.
Presentation: Kumer K, Cleaves ES. "Lessons from the Front: Teaching Psychological First Aid and Disaster Preparedness in Medical Schools." Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) Conference. Austin, TX. 18 June 2022.
Poster: Kotlyar B, West J, Schatte D, Ping Tsao C, Song X, Schilling D, Russo R, Cleaves E, Gluzman E. "Finding Needles in the Haystacks: Results of a scoping review of methods of evaluating medical student performance." (June 23, 2023). Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) Conference, San Diego, CA.
Poster: Gregory J, Akadri S, Cleaves E. “Difficulties in Evaluating and Managing Sedative, Hypnotic, and Anxiolytic Use Disorder and Withdrawal in a Patient with Tardive Dyskinesia.” (May 20, 2023). American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.