Partial List of Faculty

Andrew Gardner, Ph.D., BCBA-D., (University of Iowa, PhD) 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 (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 (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 (University of Minnesota). Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology, Director of Psychology Training. Dr. Katsanis is also the Director of the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Clinic. Her clinical interests include anxiety, mood disorders, telemental health, health psychology, and psychological assessment.

Emery Mahoney, Ph.D., NCSP, (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.

Chad McWhinnie, Ph.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and a staff psychologist at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic at Banner-UMC South. His therapeutic work is focused on adolescents struggling with multiple acute problems, including challenges related to substance use, mood and anxiety, suicidality, self-injurious behavior, trauma, and behavioral issues at home and school. He uses an evidence-based practice approach with expertise in cognitive behavior therapies, and has extensive training and practice in family-based interventions, mindfulness-based interventions for behavior change, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavior therapy.

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