Regina Baronia, MD, M.Ed is the Research Director of the Psychiatry Department at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Lubbock. She has a diplomate in psychiatry in the Philippines and has fellowship training in developmental disabilities from Queens University in Canada. She also has a Master’s degree in Special Education with a focus on Applied Behavioral Analysis.
She is the current Co-Editor of Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, a peer-reviewed, interprofessional journal for individual, group, family, and community treatment and recovery.
She has led and mentored psychiatry residents and medical students in research studies on burnout and experiential avoidance, suicidality, mood disorders, alcohol and substance use disorders. She has also published articles and book chapters on these as well as on topics of spirituality, internalized homophobia, sex trafficking, autism, and positive psychology.
Dr. Baronia believes that TX-YDSRN will immensely inform the aim of early diagnosis and intervention to address the needs of children and adolescents with depression and suicidal ideation, and guide the efforts of advocates for mental health among mental health professionals and in the community.