Michelle G. Craske, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Miller Endowed Chair, Director of the Anxiety and Depression Research Center, and Associate Director of the Staglin Family Music Center for Behavioral and Brain Health, at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge. She has published extensively in the area of fear, anxiety and depression, including over 460 peer reviewed journal articles as well as academic books and several self-help books and therapist guides. She has been the recipient of extramural funding since 1993 for research projects pertaining to risk factors for anxiety and depression among children and adolescents, cognitive and physiological aspects of anxiety and panic attacks, neural mediators of behavioral treatments for anxiety disorders, fear extinction and neural mechanisms of exposure therapy, implementation of treatments for anxiety and depression in primary care and community settings, and constructs and neuro-circuitries of positive valence and negative valence underlying anxiety and depression and their treatment. She is Editor-in-Chief for Behaviour Research and Therapy. Dr. Craske received her BA Hons from the University of Tasmania and her Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia.