Abbe L. Garcia Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Clinical)

Dr. Garcia is the Clinical Director of The Intensive Program for OCD at Bradley Hospital.  Her research focuses on improving treatment for youth with anxiety disorders.  She works with psychology and psychiatry trainees to train them in exposure-based treatments for anxiety in youth.

Brown Affiliations

research overview

As Clinical Director of the Intensive Program for OCD, Garcia's primary research interests are related to measuring treatment process and outcome among patients in the partial hospitalization program.

funded research

Dr. Garcia has no current grants for which she is the PI.

Previously she was the recipient of a career development award from NIMH entitled: Child Anxiety Disorders: Parenting and Temperament Effects.  That project proposed to describe the relationship between child reactivity, regulation, and parent-child interactive behavior for children with anxiety disorders. Although she is not currently doing research with this dataset herself, Dr. Garcia is willing to mentor students who would like to use data from this study to answer questions about the relationships between microanalytically coded parent-child behavior and child heart rate and heart rate variability.