Partial List of Faculty

Geoffrey L. Ahern, MD, PhD (PhD, 1981, and MD, 1984, Yale University). Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Psychology. Dr. Ahern's clinical interests in behavioral neurology include dementia, learning disabilities (adult), sequelae of stroke, head injury, temporal lobe epilepsy, and atypical psychiatric disorder. His research interests include cerebral lateralization for emotional processes in the human brain, studies of brain functioning during the Wada test, non-classical memory function in dementia, and PET scanning.

Andrew Gardner, Ph.D., BCBA-D., (2005 University of Iowa, PhD in School Psychology) Associate Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Gardner completed an internship at The Kennedy Krieger Institute Neurobehavioral Outpatient Clinic and a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Gardner is a clinical supervisor in the Child and Adolescent track at the Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic and the Children’s Clinics for Rehabilitation Services.

Michael Grandner, Ph.D., M.T.R., C.B.S.M., F.A.A.S.M., F.A.H.A., Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, Psychology, and Nutritional Sciences. Dr. Grandner received his Ph.D. from San Diego State University / University of California, San Diego from the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Medicine Track. He is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona and he is certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine.  He is supervisor of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine rotation.

Patricia Harrison-Monroe, PhD (1997, Columbia University).  Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Community Outreach & Clinical Development and Director of the Early Psychosis Invervention Center (EPICenter). Dr. Harrison-Monroe’s interests include forensic mental health, health disparities among at-risk populations, and the development of cultural competency among healthcare providers.  She provides clinical support services to students enrolled in the College of Medicine and also maintains a practice providing individual, couples, and family psychotherapy.

Gary Hellmann, MD (1982 St. Louis University School of Medicine) Consultation/liaison psychiatrist, Banner University Medical Center, Diamond Children’s Hospital; Attending Psychiatrist, Sells Project, with Intermountain Centers for Human Development. Dr. Hellmann completed his Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Arizona. Dr. Hellmann is the clinical supervisor for the child track consultation/liaison rotation.

Joanna Katsanis, PhD (1993, University of Minnesota). Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Director of Clinical Training. Dr. Katsanis' research interests include vulnerability factors for schizophrenia, alcoholism and affective disorder. Her clinical interests include cognitive behavior therapy, sleep disorders, group psychotherapy, and personality assessment.

Emery Mahoney, Ph.D., NCSP, (2013, University of Arizona) Licensed Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology. Dr. Mahoney is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist with the Sahuarita Unified School District. Her clinical interests include prevention of emotional and behavioral difficulties, early identification and intervention, conduct problems and disruptive behavior disorders and professional and training issues.  Role: Supervisor providing direct instruction and arranging educational experiences as part of the school rotation for the Psychology Internship.

Gustavo Perez, Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin, PhD in School Psychology). Dr. Perez completed an internship at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. He is a supervisor for the Serious Mental Illness Track.