Christine Conelea, PhD, LP

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Christine Conelea

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-273-9040

Fax 612-273-9774

Office Address:
University of Minnesota
717 Delaware St SE, Ste 516
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Administrative Assistant Name
Shelley Slominski

Administrative Email

Fellowship, Child Mental Health, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

BA, Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno

Internship, Clinical Psychology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI


Dr. Conelea received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2010. She completed a pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her 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 Psychiatry Department Faculty, Dr. Conelea was an Assistant Professor (Research) at Brown Medical School and a Psychologist at Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital.

Dr. Conelea's research and clinical expertise is in the area of tic, obsessive-compulsive spectrum, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Conelea is currently the recipient of a K23 Career Development Award from the NIMH to examine brain-behavior interactions in Tourette Syndrome and other chronic tic disorders. 

Professional Associations

  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry


Research Summary/Interests

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.

Research Funding Grants

1. “Integrative Examination of Neurobehavioral Mechanisms in Tic Suppression” NIH/NIMH K23MH103617 (Conelea) 


Academic Interests and Focus

Dr. Conelea provides training and supervision for clinical psychology and psychiatry students, residents, and fellows in the University of Minnesota Medical School.


Clinical Interests

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