Charles (Rickey) Gillespie, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine, and Associate Director of Medical Student Education. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Albany, Georgia. He received his B.A. (psychology) and M.A. (counseling) from the University of Georgia. He completed his Ph.D. in neurobiology at Georgia State University in 1998 in the laboratory of Dr. H. Elliott Albers. Subsequently, he received his M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia in 2002 and completed internship and residency training in psychiatry at Emory University in 2006. His research focuses on genetic influences, environmental exposures, and pathophysiological mechanisms that contribute to risk and clinical progression of stress-related psychiatric and medical disorders. He is an Attending Physician in the Emory Child and Adolescent Mood Program (CAMP), and his clinical work focuses on the treatment of mood, anxiety, stress-related, and eating disorders in adolescents and young adults using empirically-supported treatments such as dialectical behavior therapy in a team setting.