Dr. Tara Peris is a Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. She is currently the Vice Chair for Research and the Associate Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In addition, she is the Program Director of the UCLA ABC Partial Hospitalization Program and Co-Director of the UCLA Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program. Dr. Peris's research and clinical interests are in developmental psychopathology, with a particular focus on anxiety, OCD, and related disorders. Her research examines developmental trajectories of these conditions as well as strategies for optimizing treatment outcome. Dr. Peris's work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental health, the Patient Centered Research Institute, the Brain and Behavior Foundation and other private foundations. She is the recipient of the 2016 Abidin Early Career Award from the Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.