Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Committee

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Committee assists in recruiting trainees and faculty from diverse backgrounds, as well as those interested in diversity-related research or clinical practice.  Faculty, postdoctoral fellows and clinical psychology residents are represented on the committee.

Diversity within the Clinical Psychology Training Programs at Brown is defined broadly to include age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, and socio-economic background.

Roles of DEIB Committee

  • Assists with recruitment and orientation of trainees 
  • Conducts diversity-related training needs assessment of incoming clinical psychology residents and postdoctoral fellows
  • Assists with seminar planning on specific diversity topics 
  • Conducts evaluation of diversity-related content in didactics and overall training program 
  • Conducts faculty training on cultural competency
  • Hosts grand rounds speakers
  • Manages diversity mentoring program

Committee Members

If you have suggestions or you are interested in joining the DEIB Committee, contact co-chairs Dr. Ernestine Jennings or Dr. Jacob van den Berg.

Training Directors:  
Robert Miranda, PhD, Director, Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies
Tracey Guthrie, MD, Director, General Psychiatry Residency Program
Elizabeth McQuaid, PhD, ABPP, Director, Division of Clinical Psychology
Adult Track: Neuropsychology Track:
Caron Zlotnick, PhD Athene Lee, PhD
Cynthia Battle, PhD Natalie Noonan, PhD
Audrey Tyrka, MD, PhD  
Behavioral Medicine Track: Alcohol & Addictions:
Carly Goldstein, PhD Mark Celio, PhD
Kate Guthrie, PhD Lynn Hernandez, PhD
Ernestine Jennings, PhD Caroline Kuo, DPhil
  Hector Lopez-Vergara, PhD
  Cara Murphy, PhD
  Jacob van den Berg, PhD
Child/Pediatrics Track: Psychiatry: 
James Brcak, PsyD Daniella Palermo, MD
Maria Teresa Coutinho, PhD  
Selby Conrad, PhD  
Jennifer Hellmuth, PhD  
Heather Hunter, PhD  
Barbara Jandasek, PhD  
Daphne Koinis-Mitchell, PhD  
Vanessa Laurent, PhD  
Stephanie Parade, PhD  
Nicholas Tarantino, PhD  
Postdoctoral Fellows:  Clinical Psychology Residents:   

Michelle Haikalis

Lorra Garey
Melissa Pielech Michelle Haikalis
Von Marie Rodriguez-Guzman, PhD Caroline Holman
L.G. Rollins, PhD Kelsey Kangos
Sneha Thamotharon, PhD Tatiana Karpouzian
Kristyn Wong, PhD Melissa Pielech
  Craig Rodriguez-Seijas