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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology
 

Meet the Harris Program Faculty

Leaders in infant mental health training


Harris Program Faculty 

FACULTY NAME AREAS OF INTEREST CONTACT INFO
Karen Frankel, PhD
Director
  • infant and early childhood mental health services
  • child abuse and neglect
  • child trauma therapy
  • diagnosis and the DC: 0-3R Diagnostic Classification System
  • consultation to child care facilities
  • infant and toddler behavioral medicine
(o) 303-724-3725
email Dr. Frankel
Ayelet Talmi, PhD
Associate Director
  • integrated mental health services in pediatric primary care
  • babies and young children with special health care and developmental needs
  • early childhood system and policy issues
  • research interests include health systems outcome research, parent-infant relationship development, systems of care of children with special needs
(o) 720-777-6670
email Dr. Talmi
Sue Ammen, PhD
  • infant, family and early childhood mental health
  • parent-child relationship assessment
  • LGBT families
email Dr. Ammen
Jordana R. Ash, LCSW, IMH-E (IV)
  • infant and early childhood mental health
  • reflective supervision
  • mental health consultation
email Ms. Ash
Christine Balentine, PhD
  • infant, family, and early childhood mental health
  • mental health consultation
email Dr. Balentine
Joy V. Browne, PhD
  • physiologic and neurobehavioral responses to environment and caregiving in high-risk infants
  • effects of long-term hospitalization on the infant and family
  • evaluation of the effects of a supportive program for infants and families transitioning from NICU to home
  • neurobehavioral regulation in infancy
(o) 303-724-7668
email Dr. Browne
Melissa B. Buchholz, PhD
  • pediatric primary care
  • co-location - pediatrics and mental health
  • standardized developmental screening
email Dr. Buchholz
​Maya Bunik, MD, MSPH
  • ​breastfeeding and lactation
  • pediatric nutrition
  • mental health consultation
​(o) 720-777-3890
email Dr. Bunik
Debbie Carter, MD
  • ​individual play therapy fundamentals
  • systems of care collaborations and consulting to mental health agencies and early childhood settings
  • young child psychopharmacology
  • assessment and treatment of pregnant mothers with comorbid conditions (mental health and substance abuse issues)
​(o) 303-724-6022
email Dr. Carter
​Theodore J. Gaensbauer, MD
  • ​abused and neglected children
  • parent-child attachment
​(o) 303-777-8731
​Evelin Gomez, PhD
  • ​culturally appropriate mental health services
  • child abuse and trauma
  • behavioral health consultation
  • community mental health services for immigrants and refugees
email Dr. Gomez
​Kimberly Kelsay, MD
  • ​assessment of young children using story stem narratives
  • psychiatric treatment of medically ill and asthmatic children
​(o) 720-777-4057
email Dr. Kelsay
​Jennifer J. Paul, PhD
  • ​infant and early childhood assessment
  • child abuse and neglect
  • postpartum depression
  • parent-infant psychotherapy
  • infant mental health consultation
email Dr. Paul
​Shawna Roberts, PsyD
  • ​parent-child relationship development
  • trauma recovery/EMDR
  • postpartum depression/anxiety
  • play therapy
  • OCD
  • performance enhancement
email Dr. Roberts
​Kelly Stainback-Tracy, MPH, PT
  • ​developmental consultation in early childhood settings
  • early intervention for children with or at risk for developmental delays
  • screening and assessment of young children
  • professional development in early childhood
  • early childhood mental health system of care
email Ms. Stainback- Tracy
Melissa Waggoner, MSW, IMH-E (IV)
  • developmental consultation
  • screening and assessment of young children
  • infant and early childhood mental health
email Ms. Waggoner
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