Dr. Erin O’Connor is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) at Bradley Hospital, an affiliate of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. O’Connor received her B.A. from Boston College and Ph.D. from Boston University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship through the Clinical Psychology Training Program at Brown University.
Dr. O’Connor’s research interests include the etiology and treatment of pediatric anxiety and obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders. She has a particular interest in increasing the effectiveness of exposure-based treatment, specifically in the context of family interventions. In her free time, Dr. O’Connor enjoys baking and finding the best pizza spot in town!
Erin O'Connor Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Matthew Carper Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr. Carper is a postdoctoral research associate at the Quantitative Sciences Program within the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, is a clinician at the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC), and is a frequent collaborator with PARC on research studies. Dr. Carper received his B.A. with distinction in psychology from Boston University and his PhD in clinical psychology with a concentration in quantitative methods from Temple University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship through the Clinical Psychology Training Program at Brown University.
Dr. Carper's research focuses on using advanced statistical methods to understand the process of change in psychological treatments, with a particular focus on youth anxiety and OCD. Dr. Carper is also interested in the use of multimethod, intensively-sampled data collection techniques, such as ecological momentary assessment (EMA), that can provide insight into contextual variables as they occur in patients' daily lives. Dr. Carper's quantitative expertise is based in structural equation modeling, intensive longitudinal methods, mixed effects models, and the analysis of clinical trials/RCT data. In his free time, Dr. Carper enjoys playing guitar, cycling, and cooking.
Hannah Frank Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Hannah Frank, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and at the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) at Bradley Hospital. Hannah received her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and doctorate in clinical psychology from Temple University. Prior to graduate school, Hannah was a research assistant at PARC, where she was eager to return upon completing her graduate training.
Hannah’s research interests are in the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions for internalizing disorders. In particular, she is interested in developing training and consultation strategies to increase the use of exposure therapy among clinicians working in routine clinical care settings. She is passionate about improving access to exposure-based treatments for children and adolescents with anxiety and related disorders. Hannah has clinical expertise in treating anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder and has worked in a wide variety of settings, including community mental health, primary care, and outpatient clinics.
In her free time, Hannah enjoys doing barre and yoga, traveling, and eating as much dark chocolate as possible.