Collaborators at Emory

Justine Welsh, MD


Dr. Justine Welsh is a child/adolescent and adult addiction psychiatrist in Emory’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and is the founder and director of the Emory Healthcare Addiction Services. Dr. Welsh is the principal investigator on a current research grant funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) that focuses on service utilization of adolescents and young adults with opioid use disorder. She has also been the recipient of award and grant funding from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

Chelsie Benca-Bachman, PhD


Dr. Benca-Bachman received her PhD in Behavioral Genetics from the University of Colorado Boulder. She specializes in statistical genetics with a focus on psychopathology, executive functioning, and substance use. She has taken on multiple roles and responsibilities, including Associate Director of Research for the BGA Lab. Currently, she splits her time between the BGA Lab and the Providence VA Medical Center, working under Dr. John E McGeary. With her extensive experience with big data manipulation, cleaning, and visualization, phenotypic harmonization, and genetic analyses, she has rightfully earned the title of “The Data-Wrangler.”