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COARD Welcomes Amir Erez, PhD

Dr. Erez earned his Ph.D. and M. S. at the Industrial and Labor Relations School at Cornell University. He attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he earned his B. A. in Business Administration and Philosophy and an M. A. in Philosophy. His research focuses on how…

COARD Welcomes Krishna Vaddiparti, PhD, MPE, MSW/L

Dr. Krishna Vaddiparti is a Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology. He joined the Department of Epidemiology in March 2012 as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. Dr. Vaddiparti completed MPhil and PhD both in Psychiatric Social Work from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore…

New research shows a genetic link between psychiatric disorders

Carol Mathews, M.D., director of the Center for OCD, Anxiety & Related Disorders, and other UF researchers — including Michael Okun, M.D., chair of neurology, and Irene Malaty, M.D., associate professor of neurology — contributed to a recently published study in the journal Science that broadly examined…

Local Tourette supporters featured on BuzzFeed

A group led by Heather Simpson, O.T.D., M.O.T., OTR/L, Southeast Regional Tourette Association of America Centers of Excellence coordinator, recently painted Gainesville’s 34th Street Graffiti Wall in support of Tourette Awareness Month.

COARD visits K9s for Warriors Gold Family Campus

Campus Director, Randy Dexter and K9 Captain; COARD Director, Dr. Carol Mathews, Dr. Darlene Kertes, Dr. John Williamson, K9 for Warriors staff members and Dr. Damon Lamb. In June members of the Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders (COARD) met with Campus Director, Randy Dexter to tour the…

Researcher Highlight

Dr. Amber Muehlmann, PhD is a junior faculty member of the Department of Psychiatry. Her lab focuses on abnormal brain function that causes repetitive behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder and OCD. Recently, her studies identified the role of a small region deep within the brain called the subthalamic nucleus.

Researcher Highlight

Dr. Joseph McNamara, PhD completed doctoral degrees in counseling and developmental psychology. He has completed an internship in clinical and health psychology and a psychology residency at the University of Florida. His most recent work includes looking at the link between ADHD-like inattention and obsessions and compulsions during…