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

Clinical Interests

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


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

Elizabeth McIngvale, Ph.D., is a nationally known expert in ERP, mental health advocate and renowned speaker. Dr. McIngvale engages in clinical OCD practice and research at the BCM OCD program. Elizabeth runs a non-profit for OCD (peaceofmind.com) and serves on many boards including the International OCD Foundation’s board of directors where she served as the first-ever national spokesperson for OCD.


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

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.