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freuh-chrisB. Christopher Frueh, PhD, is Menninger’s Director of Clinical Research. He is also a professor of psychology and the chair of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaii in Hilo.
 
He is a nationally recognized expert on the health effects and economic impact of post-traumatic stress disorder and has authored more than 200 original peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. Dr. Frueh is also an associate editor of the Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic and Psychological Injury and Law.
 
He received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of South Florida and was a faculty member in Department of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina from 1992-2006.
 
Dr. Frueh is the principal investigator for Menninger’s clinical trials research and a co-investigator on Menninger’s hospital-wide outcomes project.
 
 
John G. Allen, PhDJon G. Allen, PhD, holds the Helen Malsin Palley Chair in Mental Health Research and is a senior staff psychologist at Menninger. He is also a professor of psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.
 
 
Dr. Allen has served as the editor of the Bulletin of The Menninger Clinic and currently serves as associate editor of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation.
 
Dr. Allen received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester.
 
He is the principal investigator for Menninger’s hospital-wide outcomes project.
 
bleibergEfrain Bleiberg, MD, is a nationally recognized child and adolescent psychiatrist with deep clinical expertise in personality and conduct disorders, trauma and consequences of maltreatment.
 
He is a professor of psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of psychiatry at Texas Children’s Hospital. He is also a training and supervising psychoanalyst at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute.
 
Dr. Bleiberg earned his medical degree from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico and completed residencies in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatry at The Menninger Clinic.
 
ellis-tomTom Ellis, PsyD, ABPP, is the director of psychology at Menninger and a professor of psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.
 
His research and publications focus on suicide, including cognitive characteristics of suicidal individuals, classification issues and the effectiveness of psychotherapeutic interventions. Dr. Ellis is the author of Cognition and Suicide: Theory, Research and Practice and the co-author of Suicide Risk: Assessment and Response Guidelines and Choosing to Live: How to Defeat Suicide through Cognitive Therapy. He also blogs regularly for SayNoToStigma.com.
 
He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his doctorate from Baylor University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology.
 
Dr. Ellis is the principal investigator for Menninger’s suicide prevention project.
 
fonagyPeter Fonagy, PhD, FBA, is one of the world’s foremost investigators of child development and attachment research. He is a longtime Menninger consultant who works on research projects at Menninger’s Adolescent Treatment Program.
 
Dr. Fonagy is the Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and Head of the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College London. He is chief executive at the Anna Freud Centre, London, and is an adjunct professor at Yale University Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine.
 
He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and books and serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Psychological Issues and Bulletin of The Menninger Clinic.
 
fowler-2011Chris Fowler, PhD, is the associate director of Clinical Research and a staff psychologist. He is a nationally recognized psychological assessment researcher and currently serves as a consulting editor for Psychotherapy and the Bulletin of The Menninger Clinic.
 
His research interests include personality disorders, non-suicidal self-injury and suicide, as well as psychotherapy treatment outcome. Dr. Fowler has written or co-authored more than 60 articles and book chapters on personality assessment, suicide risk, long-term psychoanalytically-oriented residential treatment for severely disturbed patients, psychotherapy outcome studies and psychodynamic interviewing.
 
He received his doctoral degree from the University of Tennessee. He completed a pre-doctoral internship in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School and an advanced fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Mass.
 
Alok Madan, PhD, MPH, is a McNair Scholar and senior psychologist at The Menninger Clinic, as well as an associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.
 
His research interests include quality improvement, pain management and transcranial direct current stimulation. His research has been published in such peer-reviewed journals as Pain Research and Treatment, Journal of Behavioral Health, Clinical Transplantation, Obesity, Quality Management in Healthcare and Journal of Behavioral Health. He serves as a member of the editorial review board of the journal Frontiers in Neuropsychiatric Imaging and Stimulation.
 
Dr. Madan received his doctoral and master of public health degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also completed a postgraduate internship in clinical psychology/behavioral medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC, and a fellowship in behavioral medicine/outcomes research at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
 
mahoneyJane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, is the director of Nursing Practice & Research at Menninger, where she also manages the Betty Ann Stedman Psychiatric Nurse Internship program. Dr. Mahoney is also an assistant professor at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing.
 
Her research has been published in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Professional Nursing and Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, and she is a frequent blogger at SayNoToStigma.com.
 
She received her doctorate and her master’s degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing and her undergraduate degree from Florida State University, School of Nursing, in Tallahassee.
 
Dr. Mahoney is the principal investigator for Menninger’s nursing research.
 
oldham-outdoorsJohn M. Oldham, MD, MS, is chief of staff and senior vice president at Menninger. He is also the executive vice chair for Clinical Affairs and Development and a professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine.
 
He specializes in personality disorders and is recognized internationally as a leader in psychiatric medicine. Dr. Oldham is a past president of the American Psychiatric Association, the largest psychiatric organization in the world.
 
Dr. Oldham is senior editor of the Textbook of Personality Disorders and the Essentials of Personality Disorders. For more than 10 years, he has served as editor of the Journal of Psychiatric Practice. In addition, he is an associate book editor for the American Psychiatric Publishing Inc. (APPI) and a member of the APPI Board of Directors.
 
Dr. Oldham received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed psychiatric residency training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He completed psychoanalytic training at the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center.
 
He is co-investigator on the hospital-wide outcomes project.
 
Carla Sharp, PhDCarla Sharp, PhD, is director of Research for Menninger’s Adolescent Treatment Program. She is an associate professor in the University of Houston’s Department of Psychology as well as the director of its Developmental Psychopathology Lab.
Dr. Sharp is an expert in developmental psychopathology.  Her research aims to refine and further develop the practice of assessment and diagnosis of childhood psychopathology to speed the early identification and treatment of mental illness in children and adolescents.
 
Dr. Sharp received her undergraduate degree from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and her doctorate from the University of Cambridge.
 

She is principal investigator of Menninger’s adolescent outcomes project.

 

wagner-rebeccaRebecca Wagner, PhD, is the program manager for the Professionals in Crisis Program and a staff psychologist at Menninger. She is an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.
 
Dr. Wagner’s research interests include mentalization-based treatment for eating disorders and an interdisciplinary approach to treating eating disorders.

She received her doctorate from Tennessee State University, her master’s from Villanova University and her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
 

She is principal investigator on Menninger’s outcomes research related to eating disorder treatment.