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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.
Donna S. Bender, PhD, FIPA (1996, Columbia University). Associate Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Bender's academic interests include treatment and personality disorders research. She maintains a practice in adult psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
Shannah L. Biggan, PhD, ABPP(CN) (1966, University of Victoria). Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Biggan is a clinical neuropsychologist, a founder of Southwest Neuropsychology Associates, a private practice in adult and pediatric neuropsychological assessment, neuropsychological intervention and cognitive retraining, legal consultation, and weekly brain injury support groups.
Richard R. Bootzin, PhD (1968, Purdue University). Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry. Dr. Bootzin's major research interests include sleep and sleep disorders, principles of behavior change, and methodology and evaluation. He directs a specialty insomnia clinic that is part of the Arizona Sleep Disorders Center in which training and research on behavioral treatments for insomnia take place.
Nicholas J. K. Breitborde, PhD (2007, University of California, Los Angeles). Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Research interests include cultural and family factors in recovery from severe psychopathology; illness narratives; human agency; first-episode psychosis. Training, supervision, and empirically supported interventions are also primary interests.
Kacey Chandler, PhD (1992, University of Arizona). Member of evaluation and treatment teams, Tucson Alliance for Autism, Coordinator of Autism Support Services, Tucson Unified School District, Steering Committee for Autism Training, Arizona Department of Education. Her interests include identification and treatment of children on the autism spectrum.
Julie Feldman, PhD (1995, University of Washington, respecialization in Clinical Psychology, University of Arizona). Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology. Dr. Feldman teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. She also coordinates the psychology clinic activities, the clinical externship program, and a mentor program for undergraduates mentoring emotionally disturbed children in the community. Her clinical interests are primarily in the area of anxiety and depression.
Harinder S. Ghuman, MD, (1972, Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India). Board Certified in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics. Dr. Ghuman's areas of interest include study of treatment compliance, outcome and interventions, issues of grandparents caring for youth with psychiatric problems, PTSD, juvenile delinquency, and psychopharmacology.
Jaswinder K. Ghuman, MD, (1972, Christian Medical College, Punjab University, India). Board Certified in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. Associate Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. J. Ghuman's areas of interests are: infants, preschool children, ADHD, autism, PDD, social interaction, and child development.
Mark D. Gilbert, MD, (1979, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; 2008, APBN, USA). Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry. Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry. Dr. Gilbert‚Äôs interests include psychosocial oncology, mind-body medicine, psychoneuroimmunology, mind-body medicine skills group programs and humanistic medicine.
Patricia L. Haynes, PhD (2003, San Diego State University/University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology). Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Haynes is a clinical researcher interested in examining biological outcomes associated with psychotherapeutic processes. Specific areas of interest include cognitive behavioral therapy, social and biological circadian rhythms, stressful life events, and cross-disciplinary models of emotion dysregulation.
Anne M. Herring, PhD, ABPP(CN) (1990, Utah State University). Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Herring's clinical interests include the neuropsychological sequelae of Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, cardiovascular disease and fronto-temporal dementia. She also does forensic evaluations in criminal cases.
Alfred W. Kaszniak, PhD, ABPP(CN) (1976, University of Illinois). Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Neurology. Dr. Kaszniak's research interests are in neuropsychological aspects of normal aging and age-related disorders of the central nervous system. One current project funded by NIMH is concerned with cross-sectional and longitudinal assessment of memory and communicative functioning in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. Another project funded by NIA involves a sequential series of cross-sectional experiments concerned with aging and context phenomena in memory.
Joanna Katsanis, PhD (1993, University of Minnesota). Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology. 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.
Thomas M. Reichenbacher, MD, (1986, The University of Arizona College of Medicine). Board Certified in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics. Dr. Reichenbacher has had experience working in a variety of clinical and teaching positions with children and families with behavioral and emotional disorders. His special interest is working with school-aged children with disruptive, mood, anxiety, and neurodevelopmental disorders using psychotherapy, family therapy and psychopharmacology.
Robert G. Rhode, PhD (1980, Ohio University). Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine; Clinical Lecturer, Psychiatry. Dr. Rhode's interests are in substance abuse, personality assessment, and individual psychotherapy.
Meg St. John, PhD (1982, University of Michigan). Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. St. John's interests are in clinical and developmental psychology. Broadly experienced in cross cultural, hospital and community mental health issues, Dr. St. John works from psychodynamic and cognitive models.
Lauri Yablick, PhD (1991, Washington University). Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Yablick is a clinical psychologist and member of Southwest Neuropsychological Associates. Her interests are in psychotherapy and neuropsychological evaluation with emphasis on geriatric, cognitive impaired, or medically ill adults.