Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Brooke earned her medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Vallejo, Calif., and completed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital and fellowship at Wayne State University. She also has a master’s degree in public health from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla. She works at the Birmingham Maple Clinic where her areas of specialization include psychiatric evaluations and management of children and adolescents. This includes early childhood evaluations, disruptive behavior disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, thought disorders and ADHD.
An alum of Hillel Day School, where her daughter currently attends, she has given several talks on child development to young parents.
She also works as an Oakland County school consultant, works once a month at a boys’ residential facility in Detroit and does some consulting work at a foster care home. She has lectured at a few psychiatry conferences and is active on the board at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, where she was a co-chair for the shul’s young adult community party, is a haftorah reader, served on the rabbi search committee and participated as one of the hosts of the Shaarey Zedek Erace for mental illness.
She attends parenting classes through Partners in Torah and will be attending an Israel/Rome moms’ trip with them in May. She said she feels strongly about setting a strong example of being active in the Jewish community and living a Jewish life for her daughter. “I have wonderful supports in my life, who are also active in the Jewish community and continue to be inspiring and encouraging to me to continue to help those in the community,” she said.