About the Team

Stephen P. Whiteside, Ph.D., L.P., is a board-certified, licensed, clinical psychologist and professor of psychology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and the director of the Pediatric Anxiety Disorders Laboratory.

Dr. Whiteside has expertise in the treatment of child and adolescent anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder. His research group is focused on improving access to evidence-based care for pediatric anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder through the development of effective and efficient approaches that integrate technology into the assessment and treatment process.

Dr. Whiteside's research has received research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, the International OCD Foundation, and the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation.

Dr. Whiteside has published over 65 articles, co-authored the book "Exposure Therapy for Anxiety: Principles and Practice", and is the co-developer of Mayo Clinic Anxiety Coach, an iOS application.

Bridget K. Biggs, Ph.D., L.P., is a child psychologist and assistant professor of psychology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Dr. Biggs provides assessments and treatment for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders and contributes to research and grant writing.

Mark W. Olsen, M.D., is a child psychiatrist and instructor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Dr. Olsen is the medical director of the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Program responsible for medical evaluations and pharmacological management.

Michael S. Tiede , M.A., L.P., is a master's level therapist and supervisor. Mr. Tiede coordinates the treatment programs, oversees the triage process, conducts assessments and provides cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders including OCD. He also contributes to research as a therapist, intervention supervisor and presenter.

Julie E. Dammann, M.A., L.P., is a master's level therapist and provides initial patient reviews, conducts assessments and provides cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders including OCD. Ms. Dammann also contributes to research as a therapist, intervention supervisor and presenter.

Stephanie T. Reneson-Feeder, M.S., L.P.C.C., is a master's level therapist and conducts assessments and provides cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders including OCD.

Deanna R. Hofschulte, CCRP, is a clinical research coordinator who oversees the daily operation of multiple research projects being conducted in the lab. Her responsibilities include participant recruitment, liaison with the Institutional Review Board and administration of study protocols.