Elizabeth McIngvale joined the Baylor faculty in the fall of 2015. Her research interests focus on anxiety disorders, OCD, access to care and mental health stigma. In addition to Dr. McIngvale’s teaching and research agenda, she serves as a mental health advocate speaking on the local and national level. She is a national spokesperson for the international OCD foundation and has appeared on multiple media outlets speaking on the topic of OCD and advocating for mental health.
Dr. McIngvale is the founder of the Peace of Mind Foundation (peaceofmind.com), a non-profit dedicated to OCD. Dr. McIngvale and her foundation developed and host the ocdchallenge.org which is a free interactive self-help website for OCD. To increase her involvement and commitment to mental health, Dr. McIngvale serves on non-profit boards in the community. She was a finalist for the Houston Texans community quarterback award (recognizing work done by outstanding volunteers), the 2014 spirit of Hope Honoree by MHA of Greater Houston, the 2014 recipient of the Chrysalis Award from the Hope and Healing Center and was named a young leader in mental health by the Menninger clinic in 2012. She is dedicated to giving a voice to the voiceless and she feels being a social worker allows her to impact those in the field and stamp out the stigma of mental illness.
Dr. McIngvale lives in Houston, Texas with her boxer pup Layla.