Faculty, Clinical staff, and Fellows

 

Faculty and Clinical Staff

Rachel Becker-Warner, PsyD
Psychologist

Rachel Becker-Warner, PsyD, is a psychologist at the Program in Human Sexuality.

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Dianne R. Berg, PhD
Assistant Professor, Co-Director of Center for Gender Spectrum Health

Dianne Berg, PhD, is an assistant professor, licensed psychologist, Co-Director of the National Center for Gender Spectrum Health, and coordinator of Child and Adolescent Services. 

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Eli Coleman, PhD
Professor, Chair in Sexual Health

Eli Coleman, PhD, is director, professor, and Chair in Sexual Health. 

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Jennifer Connor, PhD, LMFT
Associate Professor

Jennifer Jo Connor, PhD, is an associate professor, and licensed marriage and family therapist. 

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Jamie Feldman, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Jamie Feldman, MD, PhD, is an associate professor and family physician at the Program in Human Sexuality and the Women’s Health Center. 

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Abby Girard, PsyD
Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Relationship and Sex Therapy Program

Dr. Girard is Assistant Professor and the Coordinator for the Relationship and Sex Therapy program.

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Todd Leech, PA-C, EdD
Physician Assistant

Todd Leech, PA-C , EdD is a board certified physician assistant practicing in collaboration with a supervising psychiatrist. He received his physician assistant degree from St. Francis University and his doctorate in adult learning theory from the University of South Dakota. He provides psychiatric assessment and medication management for clients of the Program in Human Sexuality.

Michael H. Miner, PhD
Professor, Director of Research

Michael Miner, PhD, is the director of research, professor, licensed psychologist, and coordinator of forensic assessments. 

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Rose Munns, PsyD
Assistant Professor

Rose Munns, PsyD, is an assistant professor and licensed psychologist.

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Nic Rider, PhD
Assistant Professor; Co-Associate Director of Research

Dr. Rider is an Assistant Professor at the Program in Human Sexuality and Co-Associate Director of Research for the National Center for Gender Spectrum Health.

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Beatrice "Bean" Robinson, PhD, LMFT
Associate Professor, Clinic Director

Bean Robinson, PhD, is the clinic medical director, associate professor, licensed psychologist, and a licensed marriage and family therapist.

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Michael W. Ross, MD, PhD, MPH, MHPEd, MSt
Professor, Joycelyn Elders Chair in Sexual Health Education

Michael Ross, MD, PhD, MPH, MHPEd, MSt, is a professor and the Joycelyn Elders Chair in Sexual Health Education. 

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Katie Spencer, PhD
Assistant Professor, Co-Director of Center for Gender Spectrum Health

Katie Spencer, PhD, is an assistant professor, licensed psychologist, Co-Director of the National Center for Gender Spectrum Health, and coordinator of the Adult Transgender Health Services Program.

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Postdoctoral clinical/research fellows

Janna Dickenson, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Janna Dickenson, Ph.D. is the first Doug Braun-Harvey Postdoctoral Fellow at the Program in Human Sexuality, with research and clinical work focused on compulsive sexual behavior. Her clinical training has included experience in couple therapy, sexual trauma/abuse recovery, sexual functioning concerns, LGBT health, gender and sexual identity development, and managing compulsive and impulsive behaviors.

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Alex Kovic, PsyD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Kovic is a postdoctoral fellow who provides individual, family, couples, and group psychotherapy at the Program in Human Sexuality, where he specializes in gender diversity and sexual orientation issues, relationship and sexual problems, and sexual compulsivity.

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Nicholas Newstrom, PhD, LMFT
Postdoctoral fellow

Nicholas Newstrom earned his undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas (MN) and his master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary's University (MN). He recently earned his Ph.D. in Family Social Science (Couple and Family Therapy emphasis) from the University of Minnesota. Prior to his fellowship at PHS, he was a graduate assistant at the University of Minnesota’s, Program in Human Sexuality working on developing and evaluating a risk assessment tool for adult male sex offenders led by Dr. Michael Miner and Dr. Beatrice ‘Bean’ Robinson. As a Michael E. Metz fellow, he is interested in how men and women signal consent when engaging in sexual behaviors. Nicholas has published articles in family therapy and sexuality journals and has co-authored a book chapter on juveniles who commit sexual abuse. Clinically, Nicholas is a licensed marriage and family therapist and AAMFT approved supervisor who has experience working with couples, families, and individuals. When he is not conducting research or working as a therapist, he enjoys movies, sports, and spending time with his partner and pugs.

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Alex Tatum, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow

Alex Tatum, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow with research and clinical interests in LGBTQ mental health, minority stress, compulsive sexual behavior, romantic relationship concerns, and substance use/abuse. He received his doctorate from Loyola University Chicago, and his dissertation examined the effects of workplace environments on sexual minority employees’ work satisfaction. As a clinician, Dr. Tatum integrates existential, client-centered, and cognitive-behavioral techniques to address underlying stress associated with relational and/or sexual concerns. His previous clinical work includes psychotherapy and assessment experience at university counseling centers and community mental health clinics in the Twin Cities, Chicago, and Atlanta metropolitan areas.

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Ghazel Tellawi, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow

Ghazel Tellawi, PhD, is the current Randi and Fred Ettner Postdoctoral Fellow in Transgender Health. Dr. Tellawi received clinical training in psychotherapy and assessment in a variety of settings, including a university counseling center, hospital settings, private practice, and a university clinic that served both students and members of the community. She has clinical interests in the following areas: sexual and gender identity, the role that microaggressions play in the experiences of LGBTQ individuals, and sources of coping and resilience in LGBTQ individuals.

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PHS Staff

Nova J.Bradford
Graduate Research Assistant

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Jory Catalpa, MA
Research Assistant

Heidi Fall
Research Administrative Coordinator

Robert Kirby
Administrative Coordinator II

Ethan O'Brien
Communications Officer

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