Research Psychologists and Post-Doctoral Fellows


Michael Treanor, Ph.D.

Dr. Treanor is an NIMH post-doctoral fellow in the Anxiety Disorder Research Center (ADRC). His research examines methods for enhancing exposure therapy through selective targeting of associative learning mechanisms. In addition, he examines risk factors for the development of anxiety and threat-based psychopathology. Dr. Treanor received his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and completed an APA predoctoral internship at the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Behavioral Science Division. Dr. Treanor also maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills focusing on the treatment of anxiety and trauma.

Christopher C. Conway, Ph.D.

Dr. Conway is a National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow in the Anxiety Disorders Research Center (ADRC) at UCLA. He investigates the antecedents and underlying mechanisms of emotional disorders, broadly construed to include anxiety, depression, and borderline personality disorder. In recent studies, he has used latent variable modeling to parse, and examine the construct validity of, transdiagnostic versus unique components of emotional disorders. In another line of research, he has investigated the genetic architecture of stress reactivity and emotion regulation phenotypes. Dr. Conway's projects in the ADRC address Pavlovian fear conditioning, information processing biases, and distress tolerance as they relate to risk for emotional disorders.