Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Box 3026, 109 Civitan Bldg, 2213 Elba St.
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 684 6717
My program of research focuses on developing an understanding of disruptions of core emotional processes, including reward and the regulation of affect, that contribute to psychopathology and that may be remediated through psychosocial and behavioral interventions. I am especially interested in how older adult age interacts with emotion regulation ability, and have received funding from NIMH and foundation (e.g., NARSAD) sources to study behavioral and neural correlates of emotion regulation strategies in depressed older adults. My outpatient clinical psychology practice focuses on the treatment of late-life mood, anxiety, and personality disorders, including treatment of individuals whose mood and anxiety disorders occur in the context of mild cognitive impairment. I also supervise clinical psychology trainees in the treatment of late-life mood and anxiety disorders using cognitive-behavioral and contextual psychotherapies.