Resident Physician
The Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX


MD from Baylor College of Medicine
BS from Texas A&M University
Biochemistry, Genetics, English

Honors & Awards

Hilde Bruch Award for Excellence in Psychiatry
AAAP Travel Award
J.K. Alexander Travel Award
APA Research Colloquium Junior Investigator Award

Professional Interests

  • Addiction
  • Cannabinoids
  • Trauma
  • Clinical trials

Selected Publications

  • ""Just One Bad High:"​ Considering Synthetic Cannabinoid Outcome Expectancies in Adolescents."
  • "Paradoxical increase in synthetic cannabinoid emergency-related presentations after city wide ban: Lessons from Houston, Texas."
  • "Ketamine and other glutamate agents." 2017 May
  • "S100 inhibitors – A new paradigm for treating Alzheimer’s disease."
  • "Childhood maltreatment and posttraumatic stress disorder."
  • "Borderline personality disorder and a spectrum of trauma."
  • "Persistent and long-term neuropsychiatric implications of cannabis use in adolescents." AJP Resident's Journal. 2017 June
  • "Guanfacine Attenuates Adverse Effects of Dronabinol (THC) on Working Memory in Adolescent-Onset Heavy Cannabis Users: A Pilot Study."
  • "Revisiting the hallucinogenic potential of ketamine."


The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
Society of Biological Psychiatry