According to data from UNESCO Institute of Statistics, fewer than 30% of researchers are women. So it's only fitting that Menninger celebrates our women researchers, as well as their accomplishments and contributions to science, on February 11, 2020, which is International Women and Girls in Science Day.


Female Scientist Leads Menninger Research

Menninger has a long history of research, and our research efforts are led by Michelle Patriquin, PhD, ABPP, director of Research. She is the first woman to lead Research at Menninger.


She's responsible for managing the team of researchers, guiding research projects through completion, managing the submission of research papers to peer-reviewed journals, directing treatment outcomes research and helping raise much needed funding to support research projects. 


Her research interests include adaptation of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia now for inpatient (CBTI-IP); biological predictors of treatment outcomes; hospital-wide outcomes monitoring; and development of new wearable technologies for the improvement of suicide risk monitoring for inpatients.


In addition to her role at Menninger, Dr. Patriquin is an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine.


Learn more about Dr. Patriquin.


Additional Women Researchers at Menninger

Other women researchers and their research interests include:

  • Katrina Rufino, PhD - mental health outcomes related to suicide; new measurement development and the psychometrics of suicide risk; app-based cognitive bias modification for suicide.
  • Jessica Rohr, PhD - the interaction of personality, trauma, and motherhood in predicting women’s mental health outcomes.
  • Anika Blanchard, MEd, LPC - emotion regulation; sleep problems; attachment theory; trauma; personality disorders and treatment outcomes.
  • Led Camille Soriano, BA - adolescents; adults; anxiety and eating disorders.
  • Tiffany Tran, BS - children and adolescent populations; family dynamics and relationships; and cross-cultural issues.
  • Megan Rech, BA - the development, dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments for child and adolescent internalizing disorders; the use of low-intensity interventions to improve equitable access to effective treatment; and the prediction and assessment of suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
All our researchers are assisted by Tina Holmes, senior administrative coordinator, a long-time member of Team Menninger.

Growing Impact

To see more of the impact these women researchers are having, learn about our current research projects and recently published peer-reviewed papers.