Thursday, March 2, 2023
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
7122 Old Katy Road, Houston, Texas 77024
Wayne Goodman, M.D., Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D. and Eric Storch, Ph.D.
Dana Tyson, Co-host of Sunny 99.1’s morning show, “Dana and Jay in the Morning”
The last few years have been hard. In fact, more than 40% of U.S. adults report symptoms of anxiety and depression. As the need for mental healthcare has increased, it has become even clearer that creative solutions and expanded access are necessary to care for as many people as possible. Learn from our panelists how Baylor College of Medicine is advancing mental health and exploring cutting-edge treatments using genetics, neurotechnologies, telemedicine, psychedelics and more.
Wayne Goodman, M.D., is the D.C. and Irene Ellwood Chair in Psychiatry of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also is a professor specializing in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and deep brain stimulation (DBS) for intractable psychiatric illnesses. He is the principal developer of the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale, the gold standard for assessing OCD, and co-founder of the International OCD Foundation, the major advocacy group for patients with OCD. He is currently a principal investigator on grants from the National Institutes of Health’s BRAIN initiative, including one on developing adaptive DBS for OCD.
Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D., is the Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. She researches ethical and policy issues related to emerging technologies and innovative therapeutics, with a particular focus on genetics and genomics, big data, neuropsychology and the clinical integration of novel neurological devices. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health. She has served as a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research and as an advisor to the X Prize in Genomics.
Eric Storch, Ph.D., is the McIngvale Family Presidential Endowed Chair in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research at Baylor College of Medicine, where he serves as a professor, vice chair and head of Psychology in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He also co-directs the Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) and Related Disorders Program at Baylor. Dr. Storch specializes in the nature and treatment of childhood and adult obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, misophonia, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety among youth with autism. He has received multiple federal grants to investigate how to enhance outcomes for those struggling with OCD and related conditions.
Dana Tyson has hosted Sunny 99.1’s morning show for 32 years. She has five great kids and nine grandkids. In her spare time, she serves on several boards of organizations like the Star of Hope and The 100 Club. Ms. Tyson also hosts “The Dana Tyson Podcast,” which focuses on interesting people all over the world.