Lab Mission

Our mission is to drive innovation in the treatment of mental health disorders through the integration of academic research, evidence-based practice, and novel technological approaches. Our specific research interests involve the presentation and mechanisms and treatment of disorders, with a particular focus on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety. In addition to our expertise in disorder-specific research, our studies also include transdiagnostic approaches to key psychopathology constructs.


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4Kessler, R. C., Berglund, P., Demler, O., Jin, R., Merikangas, K. R., & Walters, E. E. (2005). Lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset distributions of DSM-IV disorders in the  national comorbidity survey replication. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62(6), 593-602. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.62.6.593

5Merikangas, K. R., He, J., Burstein, M., Swanson, S. A., Avenevoli, S., Cui, L., . . . Swendsen, J. (2010). Lifetime prevalence of mental disorders in US adolescents: Results  from the national comorbidity study-adolescent supplement (NCS-A) doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2010.05.017