Cheryl Richards

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Education & Training


  • PhD: Psychology: University of Illinois, 1987
  • MA: Psychology: University of Illinois, 1981
  • BS: Psychology: Ohio University, 1977

Areas of Clinical Interest


Tourette Syndrome, gastrointestinal patients

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.
    Read publication »Tourette Syndrome research highlights 2014.
  • 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.
    Read publication »Development of spontaneous motility in the guppy embryo (Lebistes reticulatus) and the effect of spinal transection.
  • 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