About Us

Along with our scientific and administrative team, The Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR) brings together leading faculty researchers from multiple disciplines whose explicit goal is to synergize their research expertise in unprecedented ways. This affords us the ability to seamlessly apply research findings in the lab, to experimental designs in the field, to evidence-based trainings across the state. Our core faculty from the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) include Professors Abi Gewirtz, Department of Family Social Science, Dante Cicchetti, Institute of Child Development, and Gerald August, Family Social Science. Along with our affiliated faculty, ITR reflects the most comprehensive set of expertise that exists at the University in the areas of children’s mental health and development.

Core Faculty

Abi Gewirtz
Abi Gewirtz, Ph.D., LP

Institute Director
Professor, Department of Family Social Science and Institute of Child Development; Director of Graduate Studies, Prevention Science Minor

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Dante Cicchetti
Dante Cicchetti, Ph.D., LP

ITR Director of Research
McKnight Presidential Chair of Psychology and Psychiatry and William Harris Chair, Institute of Child Development and Department of Psychiatry

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Gerry August
Gerry August, Ph.D.

ITR Director of Training and Education
Professor, Department of Family Social Science; Executive Director of the Center for Personalized Prevention Research

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Affiliated Faculty

Andrew Barnes
Andrew Barnes, MD, MPH

ITR Affiliate Faculty
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Daniel Berry
Daniel Berry

ITR Affiliate Faculty
Assistant Professor, Institute of Child Development

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Sonja Brady
Sonya Brady, Ph.D.

ITR Affiliate Faculty
Associate Professor, School of Public Health

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Clay Cook, Ph.D., L.P.

Clay Cook, Ph.D., L.P.

ITR Affiliate Faculty
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

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Tabitha Grier-Reed, Ph.D., L.P.

ITR Affiliate Faculty
Associate Professor, Licensed Psychologist

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Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel
Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel, Ph.D.

ITR Affiliate Faculty
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

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Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, Ph.D.
Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, Ph.D.

ITR Affiliate Faculty
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

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Richard M. Lee
Richard M. Lee, Ph.D.

ITR Affiliate Faculty
Professor, Department of Psychology

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Katherine Lingras
Katherine Lingras, Ph.D., LP

ITR Affiliate Faculty
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

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Faith Miller
Faith Miller, Ph.D., LP

ITR Affiliate Faculty
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

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Timothy Piehler
Timothy Piehler, Ph.D., LP

ITR Affiliate Faculty
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Social Science

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Carolyn Porta, Ph.D.

ITR Affiliate Faculty
Associate Professor, School of Nursing

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Alisha Wackerle-Hollman
Alisha Wackerle-Hollman, Ph.D.

ITR Affiliate Faculty
Research Associate, Department of Educational Psychology

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Lindsey Weiler
Lindsey Weiler, Ph.D., LMFT

ITR Affiliate Faculty
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Social Science

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Staff

Chris Bray, Ph.D., L.P.

ITR Administrative Director

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Elizabeth Hedin

ITR Business Manager

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