I investigate the origins, temporal course, and classification of psychopathology. I focus on emotional disorders, which, broadly defined, include anxiety, depressive, and certain personality disorders. In one line of research, I examine the environmental conditions that prompt—sometimes in concert with genetic vulnerabilities—the onset or exacerbation of disorder. In another line of research, I evaluate the construct validity for transdiagnostic (i.e., dimensional) models of psychopathology to determine whether they might make research and treatment of emotional disorders work better.
- Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
- B.S. Psychology (with distinction) and Spanish, Duke University
- Abnormal Psychology
- Research in Abnormal Psychology
- Interplay of Nature & Nurture