Lori Zoellner Ph.D.

Dr. Zoellner is the Director of the University of Washington's Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. Both her research and her clinical experience focus on the prevention and treatment of chronic posttraumatic stress disorder, with particular expertise in the area of memory functioning. Prior to joining the faculty at UW, Dr. Zoellner received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, minoring in Behavioral Neuroscience, from the University of California, Los Angeles, and was...

Bruce McEwen Ph.D.

Dr. McEwen is the Alfred E. Mirsky Professor of Neuroscience at the Rockefeller University and the Director of the Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Oberlin College in 1959, and his Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Rockefeller in 1964. He was a U.S. Public Health Service Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Neurobiology in Goteborg, Sweden, from 1964 to 1965, worked as an assistant professor in the Zoology Department at the University of Minnesota, then...

Edna Foa, Ph.D.

Dr. Foa is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Personality from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1970. Dr. Foa devoted her academic career to study the psychopathology and treatment of anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social phobia, and is currently one of the world's leading experts in these areas. Her research...

Barbara Rothbaum, Ph.D.

Dr. Rothbaum is a Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. She is a clinical psychologist who studies the treatment of individuals with anxiety disorders, particularly focusing on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Rothbaum uses exposure therapy to treat PTSD and other anxiety disorders. Exposure therapy is a way to help people confront what scares them or what they are avoiding, but in a therapeutic...

Todd Farchione, Ph.D.

Dr. Todd Farchione received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Boston University. His research conducted at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) in Boston, Massachusetts focuses on understanding emotion regulation processes, identifying mechanisms of change in treatment, and on developing new preventative measures and improved treatments for emotional disorders. Dr. Farchione oversees several research and clinical treatment programs provided at CARD and currently directs an NIMH funded study...

Shelley Taylor Ph.D.

Dr. Taylor is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology. She studies social relationships and how they protect people against stress. Her tend-and-befriend model, which was developed in response to the fight-or-flight metaphor that usually guides stress research, builds on the fact that, in response to stress, people come together with others for joint protection of self and offspring. Dr. Taylor also studies self-regulation, stress, and coping, and explores the skills that people develop and use for anticipating stressful events and for minimizing their adverse effects when...

Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D.

The main focus of Dr. Sapolsky's work concerns the adverse effects of stress on health. For over 30 years, he has divided his time between the laboratory and fieldwork with baboons in a national park in East Africa. His laboratory work focuses on how stress can damage the nervous system, what role that might have in brain aging, the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which the damage occurs, and the development of gene therapy approaches to try to save neurons from the effects of...

Richard A. Friedman, M.D.

Dr. Friedman is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of the Psychopharmacology Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Friedman has interest and expertise in the psychopharmacology and neurobiology of mood disorders and, in particular, treatment-resistant depression. At Cornell, he is actively involved in teaching and training psychiatric residents and medical students. He also does research in depressive disorders, including studies of new medications for depression and a large collaborative study of the genetics and neurobiology of bipolar disorder. Dr....

Paul Ekman, Ph.D.

Dr. Ekman is a Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco. He has been conducting research on nonverbal behavior since 1956, with his first scientific report published in 1957. He began his research on facial expressions in 1969, and published his first article on deception in the same year. He has authored or edited 15 books; the three most recent are Emotions Revealed, Emotional Awareness, coauthored with the Dalai Lama, and most recently, Telling Lies, 4th edition. Dr. Ekman directs a small business that consults with...

Joseph LeDoux, Ph.D.

Dr. LeDoux is a Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, University Professor, Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science, Director of the Center for the Neuroscience of Fear and Anxiety, and the Director of the Emotional Brain Institute. He grew up in rural Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University. He received a Ph.D. from Stony Brook University in 1987. Dr. LeDoux’s work focuses on the neural basis of emotions, especially fear and anxiety. Central to emotional processing is the amygdala, a brain area that he...

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