Eric Storch Lab

Storch Lab Team

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Eric Storch, Ph.D.

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Professor and McIngvale Presidential Endowed Chair
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

He serves as vice chair and head of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and oversees the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD and related disorders program at the College. Dr. Storch specializes in the nature and treatment of childhood and adult obsessive-compulsive disorder and related conditions, anxiety disorders, and anxiety among youth with autism.

Andrew G. Guzick, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

He is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. His research and clinical interests are in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, mood, and related disorders. He also provides therapy and supervises trainees in the BCM OCD Program and Baylor Psychiatry Clinic.

Andrew Wiese, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

He completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2021. As a clinician and researcher, he is focused on advancing our understanding of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders while also providing empirically supported interventions to individuals with these conditions.

Katharine D. Wojcik, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

She completed her Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia, where her graduate research focused on cognitive and affective factors that interfere with recovery following a traumatic experience. She is continuing to engage in clinical and research work at Baylor College of Medicine.

David Riddle, Ph.D.

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Postdoctoral Fellow
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

He completed his Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Florida in 2021. Within his current role as a researcher and clinician, he focuses on advancing our understanding of OCD and anxiety-related disorders in children and adolescents, while empowering and educating parents regarding these disorders. 

Alyssa Hertz, M.S., M.S.

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Psychology Fellow
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Research and clinical interest include better understanding the treatment of OCD, anxiety, and related disorders across the lifespan, and variables related to treatment outcomes.

Allie Townsend, M.A.

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Psychology Fellow
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

She is currently completing her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. Her primary research and clinical interests include the nature and treatment of individuals with anxiety, OCD and related disorders.

Emily Jellinek, B.A.

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Research Therapist
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in school psychology at the University of Houston. Her research interests include working with families, parents, teachers, and other service providers to help support effective interventions for children with autism.

Daphne Ayton, B.A.

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Research Coordinator
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

She received her BA in psychology with honors and a minor in neuroscience from Rice University. Her thesis focused on cognitive mechanisms underlying the relationship between emotion regulation and general health, and she is interested in mental health interventions and subsequent health outcomes for children and adolescents. She looks forward to pursuing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology to be a practicing psychologist and to explore her research interests.

Madeleine Fuselier, B.A.

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Research Coordinator
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

She received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in neuroscience from Rice University. Her research interests include the environmental and neural determinants of mental health and the prevention and treatment of mental disorders. In the future, Madeleine plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and a continued career in mental health research.

Minjee Kook, B.A.

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Research Coordinator
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

She received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and cognitive science from Johns Hopkins University. Her primary research interests include anxiety disorders and dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments in school-based and community-based settings, particularly for traditionally underserved youth. In the future, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. 

Hetal Modi, M.H.A.

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Research Coordinator
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital

She received her master’s degree in health administration in 2018 from Texas A&M University. Her professional interests include working in operations and patient care in a pediatric hospital to help make a difference in the lives of children.

Amanda Perozo, B.A.

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Research Coordinator
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

She received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Rice University. Her research interests focus on anxiety and related disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and culturally sensitive interventions, particularly among the Latino population.

Ethan Schweissing, B.A.

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Research Coordinator
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

He received a Bachelor of Arts in neuroscience with a minor in anthropology from Rice University. His research primarily focuses on improving diagnostic tools for autism, anxiety and depression in adolescents. 

Rebecca Greenberg, B.A.

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Research Coordinator
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

She received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with honors and minored in neuroscience. Her thesis focused on the impact of affective states on different memory types and her other research interests include CBT, mental health disorder treatment, and emotion.

Catherine Rast, B.A.

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Research Coordinator
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

She received her Bachelor of Arts with Honors in psychology and neuroscience and a minor in German Studies from Vanderbilt University. Her research interests include the development of novel treatments and interventions for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

Gabrielle Armstrong, B.A.

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Research Coordinator
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

She received her Bachelor of Arts with honors in psychology and a minor in general business from the University of Mississippi. Her primary research interests include substance use, anxiety and related disorders, treatment, and implementation of evidence-based services, particularly for underserved, minority youth. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.  

Hannah Cho, B.A.

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Research Coordinator
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 

She received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Rice University. Her research focuses on understanding the psychosocial effects of rare disorders and understanding the genetic factors that contribute to OCD in underrepresented communities.  

Whitney Shepherd, B. A. 

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Research Coordinator 
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 

She received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology with honors and minor in society and health from the University of Mississippi. Her research interests include the etiology of anxiety and anxiety treatment and intervention, and specifically, Generalized Anxiety Disorder on a developmental model. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and eventually work directly with children and adolescents while maintaining an active involvement in her research passions.

Kendall Drummond, B. S.

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Research Coordinator
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

She received a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a minor in child development from Texas Christian University. Her primary research interest include trauma, attachment, and ACEs. In the future, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

Renee Frederick, MAT

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Research Coordinator
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

She received her bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education. Prior to working as a research coordinator, she taught middle and high school for six years. Her research focuses primarily on the presentation and treatment of OCD in Hispanic and Latino communities. Eventually she would like to work directly with adolescents and their families again while working on research that helps to empower and educate Hispanic and Latino communities around mental health topics. 

Jacquelyne Wynn

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Administrative Coordinator
Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

She is also the training program coordinator within the department. Long-term, she is interested in furthering her education and becoming a licensed therapist, with particular focus in the treatment of individuals with OCD and anxiety related disorders. She is also enthusiastic about research and has a special interest to improve patient care and outcomes among individuals with mental health concerns.

Emily Bivins, B.S.

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Research Coordinator
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

She received her Bachelor of Science with highest honors in clinical psychology and a minor in child studies and human development from Tufts University. Her primary research interests include the etiology and presentation of mood and trauma-related disorders among minority youth populations. She hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, and eventually work directly with children and adolescents.

Johanna Saxena, B.S., B.A.

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Research Coordinator
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Johanna has six years of child psychology research experience, with her primary focus being on pediatric mood disorders. She joined the Storch Lab in 2020, when she carried over her experience with Texas Children's Hospital to begin administering clinical assessments for youth affected by depression and traumatic events. She received her B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Spanish from the University of Minnesota.