Assistant Professor
Psychiatry & Behav Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US


PhD from University of Houston
Postdoctoral Fellowship at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Mental Illness Research and Treatment
MSW from Loyola University Chicago
BS from Loyola University Chicago
Social work

Professional Interests

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mental health stigma
  • Access to mental health care

Professional Statement

Elizabeth McIngvale, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. McIngvale’s clinical interest focus on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, mental health stigma and access to mental health care. Dr. McIngvale see’s patients with OCD at BCM (is BTTI certified), engages in research related to OCD and serves on an NIH grant with Dr. Wayne Goodman focused on OCD. Elizabeth is the founder of the Peace of Mind foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder also known as OCD. Elizabeth was the first ever national spokesperson for the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and is a licensed therapist in Texas. Elizabeth received her bachelors and masters in social work from Loyola University Chicago and her Ph.D. in social work at the University of Houston. Elizabeth engages in advocacy, clinical work, research and teaching related to OCD, mental health and social work. Elizabeth is a renowned speaker on both the local and national level speaking on behalf of OCD, mental illness and mental health stigma. Elizabeth is dedicated to giving a voice to the voiceless; being a social worker allows her to continue her work in the field and to stamp out the stigma of mental illness every day.

Selected Publications

  • McIngvale, E., Rufino, K., Katz, J., Hart, J.. "Value of a One-item OCD Severity Perception Screener." Journal of technology in Behavioral Science. 2017:DOI: 10.1007/s41347-017-0017-3.
  • E. McIngvale, K. Rufino, M. Ehlers, & J. Hart. "An In Depth Look at the Scrupulosity Dimension of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder." Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health. 2017:DOI:10.1080/19349637.2017.1288075.
  • Stanley, M.A., McIngvale, E., Barrera, T., Amspoker, A.B., Lindsay, J., Kauth, M.R., Smith, T.L., Van Kirk, N., & Teng, E.. "VHA providers' knowledge and perceptions about the diagnosis and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder." Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders. 2017:DOI: 10.1016/j.jocrd.2016.12.004.


International OCD Foundation
The Peace of Mind Foundation
The OCD Challenge
The Menninger Clinic
Mental Health America of Greater Houston