Graduate Students


Lily Brown

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.

Carolyn Davies

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.

Halina Dour

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.

Daniel Glenn

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 LeBeau

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.

Betty Liao

Betty is interested in the relationships between cognition and emotion in various affective disorders. She is currently looking at psychophysiological measures of anxiety.

Amanda Loerinc

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.

Bita Mesri

Bita is interested in optimizing the treatment of anxiety disorders through the investigation of emotion regulation strategies and implicit approach avoidance behaviors.

Andrea Niles

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.

Lindsay Staples-Bradley

Lindsay's research focuses on fear learning mechanisms underlying anxiety, including classical conditioning, fear extinction, spontaneous recovery, and contextual renewal. Ultimately, her goal is to optimize existing exposure therapies for anxiety and prevent relapse.

Tomislav Zbozinek

Tomislav's research interests include the comorbidity and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders.