Christopher Flessner, Ph.D.

Board Member

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Kent State University

Dr. Christopher Flessner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University and Director of the Child Anxiety Research(CARe) Program. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Flessner completed his clinical internship and postdoctoral training in Child Mental Health at Brown Medical School. 

Dr. Flessner’s clinical and research interests focus on understanding risk factors for the development and maintenance of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), other anxiety disorders, hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania), and tic disorders (i.e., Tourette syndrome) in children. In turn, he is interested in applying this knowledge towards the development of better treatments for children and their families afflicted with these disorders.