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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.
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-sm-webChris Fowler, PhD, is the director of Psychology and associate director of Clinical Research at Menninger. Dr. Fowler is also a full professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.
As a clinical psychologist and researcher, Dr. Fowler has written or co-authored more than 90 articles and book chapters in the areas of personality disorders, suicide and psychotherapy outcomes. He is a nationally recognized psychological assessment researcher and currently serves as a consulting editor for the journals Psychotherapy and the Bulletin of The Menninger Clinic.
Dr. Fowler is the principal investigator of the Menninger Adult Outcomes Project and co-principal investigator of the McNair Initiative for Neuroscience Discovery at Menninger-Baylor (MIND-MB).

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-madanAlok 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 mental health quality and outcomes, psychosomatic and behavioral medicine, and neuromodulation. His research has been published in such peer-reviewed journals as Psychiatric Services, Journal of Clinical PsychiatryQuality Management in Healthcare, Pain Medicine and Brain Stimulation. 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 Residency 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
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.
Carla Sharp, PhDCarla Sharp, PhD, 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.