Menninger Staff

Michelle Patriquin, PhD, ABPP

Director of Research and Senior Psychologist

Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

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Dr. Patriquin is the director of Research and a senior psychologist at Menninger, as well as an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. She is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in clinical child and adolescent psychology.
Her research interests are in the biological precursors of mental illness and translating these findings into actionable clinical interventions. She is particularly interested in how we can improve mental health outcomes by developing and leveraging new technologies. Dr. Patriquin has published more than 50 scientific papers and book chapters, is co-editor of a psychology textbook and recently edited three special journal issues. She has also conducted more than 70 national and international presentations on her research.
Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Organization for Autism Research and McNair Medical Institute. She is co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) grant for a new national interdisciplinary center, Center to Stream HealthCare in Place (C2SHIP). The center is a partnership between Baylor College of Medicine, University of Arizona, University of Southern California and CalTech, as well as over 15 industry partners, including Google, Medtronic, Philips and Best Buy Health. The goal of the center is to accelerate innovation through partnerships, multi-specialty collaboration, resource sharing and preparing an education workforce to promote wellness, including mental health, through self-care technologies.
She has received multiple local, national and international awards for her research and mentorship, including the Rising Star Award by the Association for Psychological Science, New Investigator Award by the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology and the Outstanding Mentorship Award and the Excellence in Research Award for the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Patriquin serves on the editorial board of The Bulletin of The Menninger Clinic and as an ABPP mentor. She also serves as a standing member of the Neuro/psychopathology, Lifespan Development and STEM Education NIH Special Emphasis Panel (SBIR/STTR RPHB 12) where she reviews grant applications that cover a wide range of biobehavioral, clinical and health-care delivery studies and their use of novel technologies (e.g., mobile and e-health applications, artificial intelligence, sensors, virtual reality) across the lifespan. In addition, she is a co-chair of the science committee for the American Psychological Association's Division 53 SIG for Acute, Intensive and Residential Service.
She is a member of the Research & Innovation Committee of The Menninger Clinic Board of Directors and serves and chairs several other Menninger committees, including Research Council, Innovation Council, Quality Council and the Research Journal Club. 
She earned two Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology from Virginia Tech, as well as a master's degree and a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Tech.
Dr. Patriquin completed a pre-doctoral internship in clinical child and pediatric psychology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. After earning her doctorate, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in sleep and anxiety at the University of Houston and a McNair Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowship in the biological bases of mental health at The Menninger Clinic and Baylor College of Medicine.