Christine Conelea

Assistant Professor


I received my BA in psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno, graduating summa cum laude, and went on to earn a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2010. I completed a pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. My fellowship in child mental health was supported by a T32, and subsequently F32, National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Prior to joining the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences faculty, I was an Assistant Professor (Research) at Brown Medical School and a Psychologist at Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital.My research and clinical expertise is in the area of neurodevelopmental disorders, with an emphasis on Tourette Syndrome, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, and anxiety disorders. I am Co-Director of the Converging Approaches to Neurodevelopment (CAN) Lab, a research group that focuses on studying the causes and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. Our research integrates behavioral and neuroscience methods, including neuromodulation and brain imaging. Currently, I have a particular interest in studying the use of neuromodulation to augment evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapies. I have close to 60 publications, 1419 citations and an h-index score of 22. I have also presented nationally and internationally at more than 100 conferences.Within the department,I am the Clinician Researcher Lead for the Integration of Clinical & Research Activities . Within the university, I am the Director of the Non-Invasive Neuromodulation Laboratory at the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain.

Research Summary

Dr. Conelea's research focuses on the etiology and treatment of Tourette Syndrome and other tic disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and anxiety disorders. She is particularly interested in understanding how the brain, environment, and psychosocial factors interact to impact symptoms and treatment outcome. Dr. Conelea's research integrates behavioral and neuroscience methods, including neuromodulation and brain imaging. Additional interests include therapeutic process and mechanism of change in cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Clinical Summary

Tourette Syndrome; tic disorders; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; anxiety disorders; cognitive-behavioral therapy




MIDB 2-009

Minneapolis, MN 55414