Najwa Chowdhury Culver
Najwa is interested in the processes by which learning can be optimized during exposure exercises in order to facilitate long term fear reduction and thereby improve treatment paradigms for anxiety disorders.
Betty is interested in the relationships between cognition and emotion in various affective disorders. She is currently looking at psychophysiological measures of anxiety.
Dan is interested in the biological and cognitive aspects of stress resiliency and emotion regulation, and how they relate to the etiology and treatment of anxiety disorders.
Richard is primarily interested in the development and dissemination of novel and efficacious treatments for the anxiety disorders, specifically social anxiety disorder. Additionally he is interested in the adaptation of existing treatments to individuals of varying backgrounds and comorbid psychopathologies. His current graduate work focuses on the following areas: 1) validating and disseminating new self-report scales to measure anxiety and related disorders that are being considered for inclusion in DSM-5 and 2) experimentally examining phsyiological and emotional responses to social pain cues in order to test a novel model for the onset of social anxiety disorder.
Natalie is interested in the interplay between cognition, emotion, and behavior in determining risk and maintenance factors for anxiety disorders and how they contribute to the course and treatment of anxiety. She is also interested in how risk and maintenance factors relate to effective mechanisms of change in anxiety treatment.
What role does emotion regulation play in anxiety disorders? Andrea's graduate work focuses on neural activity and other biological markers underlying emotion regulation strategies such as mindfulness and cognitive reappraisal, and how these strategies are effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders.
Lily is interested in researching the mechanisms of action in various psychotherapies. She is interested in determining and applying the most efficacious components of treatments for anxiety disorders.
Halina is interested in the examination of treatment moderators, mechanisms of treatment change, and the relative efficacy of treatment components. More generally, her research interests center on the development of more efficient treatments for anxiety disorders.
Carolyn is interested in finding ways to optimize the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. She is specifically interested in emotion regulation, behavior, and underlying biological factors that relate to fear and anxiety. Carolyn's current research focuses on the effects of ambiguous threat on anxiety and physiological responses.
Amanda is broadly interested in the emotional, cognitive, physiological, and behavioral processes associated with anxiety and mood disorders. She is more specifically interested in emotion regulation strategies as well as the development and dissemination of evidence-based treatments for anxiety and related disorders.
Tomislav's research interests include the comorbidity and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders.