Research Collaborators

Lab for Culture & Mental Health Disparities

Gregory S. Chasson, Ph.D.

Dr. Gregory S. Chasson is a licensed clinical psychologist, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology, and owner of Obsessive-Compulsive Solutions of Chicago. His research laboratory and clinical work focus on obsessive-compulsive spectrum conditions, autism spectrum conditions, and anxiety and traumatic stress, including cross-cultural differences in presentation. His experience spans several settings, including the OCD Treatment Program of the Menninger Clinic, where he received training while earning his clinical psychology Ph.D. at the University of Houston. He collaborated on research with the OCD Institute as a clinical psychology intern at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the OCD and Related Disorders Program at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chasson regularly collaborates with CMHD faculty and students on quantitative aspects of CMHD research projects.

Ryan C.T. DeLapp, Ph.D.

Dr. Ryan C.T. DeLapp is a licensed clinical psychologist at Alvord, Baker, and Associates in Chevy Chase, MD and an independent contract editor for the American Psychological Association. He has received intensive training in evidenced-based assessments and cognitive-behavioral therapies for mood, anxiety, and behavioral difficulties in children, adolescents, and young adults of varying socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. Such training includes a pre-doctoral internship at Montefiore Medical Center and postdoctoral training at the Washington Anxiety Center of Capitol Hill. Also, he has a strong interest in and over 30 presentations/publications discussing mental health disparities and culturally-sensitive applications of assessments and treatments for anxiety and mood disorders in child and adult populations. Dr. DeLapp is a former student of Dr. Williams at the University of Louisville and currently collaborates with CMHD faculty and students on ongoing research and writing projects.

Jonathan Kanter, Ph.D.

Dr. Kanter is Director of the Center for the Science of Social Connection at the University of Washington. Dr. Kanter’s current research focuses on human closeness and connection, hypothesized to be a trans-diagnostic dimension that mediates outcomes with respect to broad domains of human functioning, such as individual suffering, group cohesion, discrimination and racism, and he is very involved in working cross-culturally and disseminating research findings and evidence-based treatments to the community. He has published over 50 empirical publications, co-edited or authored six books, and conducted over 50 invited workshops and talks to diverse audiences around the world on these topics. He has received grant funding as a PI or Co-PI from diverse sources to support his research, including NIMH, SAMSHA, the State of Wisconsin, and local foundations.

Chad Wetterneck, Ph.D.

Dr. Chad Wetterneck is an Adjunct Professor at Marquette University. He is also a cognitive behavioral specialist and clinical supervisor at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin, where he directs the PTSD Partial Hospitalization Programs. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston – Clear Lake, where he directed an OCD and OC-spectrum disorders specialty center, and was the co-director of research at the Houston OCD Program. Dr. Wetterneck received six years of training at two leading residential/inpatient treatment programs, Rogers Memorial Hospital and The Menninger Clinic. He has authored over 60 scholarly articles, mainly on phenomenology and treatment of OCD and OC-spectrum conditions. He is a professional member of IOCDF, ADAA, ABCT, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. Currently, he collaborates on CMHD research projects and grant proposals.