Nathaly Shoua Desmarais, Psy.D.

Assistant Dean, Student Success and Well-being; Director, Student Well-being and Mental Health Services; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Office: AHC2 391

Phone: 305-348-8822 or 305-348-1460


Nathaly Shoua Desmarais works within the Office of Student Affairs overseeing student personal and academic counseling, as well as health and wellness programs.

Areas of Interest

Desmarais’ areas of interest span from medical student well-being and mental health to resident and physician well-being and mental health. She is also interested in professional well-being including faculty and staff.


Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
M.S., Clinical Psychopharmacology, Nova Southeastern University
M.S., Mental Health Counseling, Nova Southeastern University
B.S., Psychology, Florida Atlantic University


APA Achievement Award for Early Career Professionals - 2014


  • Bonnin, R., Gralnik, L. M., Rothe, E. M., Obeso, V., von Harscher, H. M., Desmarais, N. S., … Castellanos, D. (2021). ISSAC: An Innovative Training Method for Teaching Suicidality Early in the Medical School Curriculum. Academic Psychiatry, in Press.
  • Rivera-Rodriguez, Melanis, and Nathaly Shoua-Desmarais. "Case report: the gold standard: the case for inclusion of a medical student-specific counseling center and wellness programming in early medical education." Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings (2020): 1-6.
  • Shoua-Desmarais, N., von Harscher, H., Rivera, M., Felix, T., Havas, N., Rodriguez, P., ... & Zwingli, E. (2020). First Year Burnout and Coping in One US Medical School. Academic Psychiatry, 1-5.
  • Harscher, H. V., Desmarais, N., Dollinger, R., Grossman, S., & Aldana, S. (2017). The impact of empathy on burnout in medical students: New findings. Psychology, Health & Medicine,23(3), 295-303. doi:10.1080/13548506.2017.1374545