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Cheryl Richards, PhD

Current Position
Associate Professor of PsychiatryAssistant Professor of Medicine

Areas of Clinical Interest
Tourette Syndrome, gastrointestinal patients


Areas of Research Interests
Tourette Syndrome, treating gastrointestinal problems using nonpharmacological methods


Key Publications
Torres-Claudio E, Black WK, Richards C, Black KJ. A preliminary study of quantitative temporal modeling of the urge to blink during blink suppression. WUSM summer research poster symposium, Aug 2, 2013.  Full Article ->

Torres-Claudio E, Richards C, Black KJ. A preliminary study of quantitative temporal modeling of the urge to blink during blink suppression. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Nashville, TN, November 16, 2013.  Full Article ->

Richards CA, Black KJ ( 2015). Tourette Syndrome research highlights 2014. F1000Research; 4:69. PubMed PMID: 26512319 PubMedCentral PMCID: PMC4602330 doi: 10.12688/f1000research.6209.2

Richards, C & Kronfol, N: Predictability of patients’ interest in CAPD. Proceedings of the 6th National Conference on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis, 1986; 87-90.

Richards, C & Pollack, ED: Development of spontaneous motility in the guppy embryo (Lebistes reticulatus) and the effect of spinal transection. The Journal of Experimental Zoology 1987; 244, 223-229.


Funded Research Projects
Tourette Syndrome Association(PI):Testing a Pathophysiological Model of Complex Tics
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation(Significant Contributor):MRI Studies Testing Hypotheses about How Behavior Therapy Works in Tic Disorders