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Omar Rahman, PhD

Omar Rahman, PhD

Assoc Professor, College of Medicine Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences

Associate Professor, College of Medicine Pediatrics

Contact Info

601 7th Street South
Suite 425
St Petersburg FL 33701

Academic Email:

Academic Phone: (727) 767-8230


  • PHD, PSYCHOLOGY, Purdue University, 2008
  • MA, Ball State University, 2001
  • BA, English, University of Florida, 1993


  • Member, Scientific Committee (International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends, 2015 - Present)
  • Member (Association of Psychological Science, 2011 - Present)
  • Professional Member (Trichotillomania Learning Center, 2010 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Murphy TK, Fernandez TV, Coffey BJ, Rahman O, Gavaletz A, Hanks CE, Tillberg CS, Gomez LI, Sukhodolsky DG, Katsovich L, Scahill L. Extended-Release Guanfacine Does Not Show a Large Effect on Tic Severity in Children with Chronic Tic Disorders. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology. 27(9) : 762-770, 2017.
  • Rahman O, McGuire J, Storch EA, Lewin AB. Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial of Habit Reversal Training for Treatment of Hair Pulling in Youth. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology. 27(2) : 132-139, 2017.
  • McGuire JF, Ung D, Selles RR, Rahman O, Lewin AB, Murphy TK, Storch EA. Treating trichotillomania: a meta-analysis of treatment effects and moderators for behavior therapy and serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Journal of psychiatric research. 58: 76-83, 2014.
  • Storch EA, Bussing R, Small BJ, Geffken GR, McNamara JP, Rahman O, Lewin AB, Garvan CS, Goodman WK, Murphy TK. Randomized, placebo-controlled trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy alone or combined with sertraline in the treatment of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behaviour research and therapy. 51(12) : 823-9, 2013.
  • Rahman O, Ale CM, Sulkowski ML, Storch, EA. Treatment of comorbid anxiety and disruptive behavior in youth. Handbook of Treating Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders.. , 2013.
  • Park J, Rahman O, Storch, EA. Early childhood Trichotillomania: Initial Considerations on phenomenology, treatment, and future directions. Infant Mental Health Journal.. , 2012.
  • Storch EA Rahman O Park JM Reid J, Murphy TK Lewin AB. Compulsive hoarding in children. Journal of clinical psychology. 67(5) : 507-16, 2011.
  • Storch EA, Rahman O, Morgan J, Brauer L, Miller J, Murphy TK. Case series of behavioral psychotherapy for obsessive-compulsive symptoms in youth with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Journal of Physical and Developmental Disabilities.. 23: 359-368, 2011.
  • Storch EA, Rahman O, Aldea MA, Murphy TK. Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders in children and adolescents. Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders.. , 2011.
  • Rahman O, Reid J, Parks A, McKay D, Storch EA. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Handbook of child and adolescent anxiety disorders.. , 2011.
  • Lehmkuhl HD, Storch EA, Cammarata C, Meyer K, Rahman O, Silverstein J, Malasanos T, Geffken G. Telehealth behavior therapy for the management of type 1 diabetes in adolescents. Journal of diabetes science and technology. 4(1) : 199-208, 2010.
  • Rahman O, Toufexis M, Murphy TK, Storch EA. Behavioral treatment of trichotillomania and trichophagia in a 29-month-old girl. Clinical pediatrics. 48(9) : 951-3, 2009.
  • Lehmkuhl HD, Storch EA, Rahman O, Freeman J, Geffken G, Murphy T. Just say no: Sequential parent management and cognitive behavioral-therapy for a child with comorbid disruptive behaviors and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Clinical Case Studies. 8: 48-58, 2009.
  • Aldea MA, Rahman O, Storch, EA. Reliability and validity of the Florida Obsessive Compulsive Inventory in a non-clinical sample. Individual Differences Research. 7: 228-238, 2009.
  • Rahman O, Rollock D. Acculturation, competence, and mental health among South Asian students in the United States Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. 32: 130-142, 2004.