Fellows

Fellows:

Anahi Collado Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in the state of Maryland. Dr. Collado completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University Maryland- College Park and her pre-doctoral internship at the San Diego VA Healthcare System. In each of these settings, she conducted individual and group therapy in inpatient and outpatient mental health clinics. Upon completing her internship, she accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University’s Child and Adolescent Mood Program. Dr. Collado is able to provide therapy in English and Spanish. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating culturally-sensitive mental health interventions among underserved U.S. communities. Her professional goal is to identify and address barriers related to treatment access and utilization (e.g., limited English language proficiency, stigma, logistical barriers) that deter these subpopulations from receiving appropriate mental health care and contribute to long-standing disparities.

 

Colleen Cummings, Ph.D is a licensed psychologist and the Director of Research at Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC. She earned her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Ohio State University. She did her predoctoral internship training at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Cummings then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Temple University. Dr. Cummings’ research interests include cognitive-behavioral interventions for youth with anxiety and mood disorders, as well as the dissemination of effective treatments to the community.

 

Brendan Rich, Ph.D,a licensed psychologist, is the Chair of the Department of Psychology at the Catholic University of America (CUA), were he is also an Associate Professor, the Director of the M.A. program in Psychological Science, and the Director of the Child Cognition, Affect, and Behavior Laboratory. Dr. Rich received his B.A. from Vassar College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He completed his Predoctoral Internship at Children’s National Medical Center, and his Postdoctoral Fellowship with the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Rich has extensive experience directing grant-supported research on child psychopathology and treatment interventions, having authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and given over 50 first-author research presentations at national and international conferences examining childhood mental health disorders. Dr. Rich’s research accomplishments have been recognized by awards from organizations including the American Psychological Association (APA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), American Association for Higher Education, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, and Society of Biological Psychiatry.

 

Nina Shiffrin, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and the Associate Director of Research at Alvord Baker & Associates. She earned her B.S. with honors and distinction in Human Development from Cornell University. She served as a post-baccalaureate fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Shiffrin completed her predoctoral internship at the Temple University Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorder Clinic and earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Yale University. Dr. Shiffrin has provided evidence-based treatments for children, adolescent and adults in a variety of settings. She is actively involved in research on cognitive-behavioral interventions for youth.