Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center

Meet Our Researchers

Our team of researchers investigate the causes of children’s mental health conditions, and seek the best treatments to improve the well-being of children and their families. Researchers collaborate on projects that aim to improve diagnostics, testing and evaluation, patient care, therapies and interventions. They are committed to applying their findings to evidence-based clinical practice.

Sara Becker, PhD Headshot

Sara Becker, PhD

Staff Psychologist, Rhode Island Hospital

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John R Boekamp, PhD Headshot

John R Boekamp, PhD

Clinical Director, Pediatric Partial Program

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Julie Boergers, PhD Headshot

Julie Boergers, PhD

Co-Director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders Clinic

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Larry K. Brown, MD Headshot

Larry K. Brown, MD

Director of Research, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Mary A. Carskadon, PhD Headshot

Mary A. Carskadon, PhD

Director, Chronobiology and Sleep Research Laboratory at Bradley Hospital

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Brady G. Case, MD Headshot

Brady G. Case, MD

Medical Director, Intensive Program for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bradley Hospital

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Susan Dickstein, PhD Headshot

Susan Dickstein, PhD

Director of the Bradley Hospital Early Childhood Clinical Research Center

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Jennifer B. Freeman, PhD Headshot

Jennifer B. Freeman, PhD

Director of Research and Training, Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic, Bradley Hospital

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Abbe L. Garcia, PhD Headshot

Abbe L. Garcia, PhD

Director, Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic, and Clinical Director, Intensive Program for OCD, Bradley Hospital

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Christopher Houck, PhD Headshot

Christopher Houck, PhD

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Jeffrey I. Hunt, MD Headshot

Jeffrey I. Hunt, MD

Director of Inpatient and Intensive Services, Bradley Hospital

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Barbara Jandasek, PhD Headshot

Barbara Jandasek, PhD

Staff Psychologist

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Elissa Jelalian, PhD Headshot

Elissa Jelalian, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

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Beth Jerskey PhD, PhD Headshot

Beth Jerskey PhD, PhD

Research Coordinator for the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART)

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Kathleen A. Kemp, PhD Headshot

Kathleen A. Kemp, PhD

Staff Psychologist, Rhode Island Hospital Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center

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Valerie Knopik, PhD Headshot

Valerie Knopik, PhD

Director of the Division of Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital

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Daphne Koinis-Mitchell, PhD Headshot

Daphne Koinis-Mitchell, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

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Christine M. Low, PhD Headshot

Christine M. Low, PhD

Chief Psychologist, Bradley Hospital

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Elizabeth McQuaid, PhD Headshot

Elizabeth McQuaid, PhD

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Eric Morrow, MD, PhD Headshot

Eric Morrow, MD, PhD

Director, Developmental Disorders Genetics Research Program

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Wade C. Myers III, MD Headshot

Wade C. Myers III, MD

Director of Forensic Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital

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Jack Nassau, PhD Headshot

Jack Nassau, PhD

Staff Psychologist

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Nicole R. Nugent, PhD Headshot

Nicole R. Nugent, PhD

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Stephanie Parade, PhD Headshot

Stephanie Parade, PhD

Staff Psychologist, Bradley Hospital, Bradley/Hasbro Children’s Research Center

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Wendy A. Plante, PhD Headshot

Wendy A. Plante, PhD

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Christine Rizzo, PhD Headshot

Christine Rizzo, PhD

Staff Psychologist at Rhode Island Hospital and the Rhode Island Family Court Mental Health Clinic

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Stephen J. Sheinkopf, PhD Headshot

Stephen J. Sheinkopf, PhD

Psychologist, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

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Ronald  Seifer, PhD Headshot

Ronald Seifer, PhD

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Rebecca B. Silver, PhD Headshot

Rebecca B. Silver, PhD

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Anthony Spirito, PhD Headshot

Anthony Spirito, PhD

Director, Division of Clinical Psychology

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Rebecca Swenson, PhD Headshot

Rebecca Swenson, PhD

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Stephanie A. Shepard Umaschi, PhD Headshot

Stephanie A. Shepard Umaschi, PhD

Staff Psychologist

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Jennifer Wolff, PhD Headshot

Jennifer Wolff, PhD

Staff Psychologist

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