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Research

The PAARC is a clinical research program with the aim to better understand biological (e.g., neuropsychological correlates) and psychosocial (e.g., family functioning) risk factors linked to anxiety, OCD, hair pulling, and tic disorders. In turn, we are interested in using this information to develop improved treatments for these children. We also conduct research on college-aged participants examining body focused repetitive behaviors and neurocognitive functioning. In addition to the clinical research we conduct, we also provide evidence-based assessment and treatment for these problems through our Pediatric Anxiety & Allergy Research Clinic (PAARC)- affiliated with Kent State University's Psychological Clinic. Below you will find some information about current research projects underway at the PAARC.

Ages 6-8

Food Allergy

Superheroes

Ages 7-17

Family Accommodation in Children with Chronic Tic Disorders

Ages 6-8

Food Allergy

Superheroes

Ages 7-17

Family Accommodation in Children with Chronic Tic Disorders

Ages 5-10

Ages 8-14