About Me


Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo, 1998

Research interests

  • Identifying risk factors that operate to increase individual vulnerability to PTSD following exposure to traumatic events
  • Identifying factors that mediate the link between trauma exposure and increased risk for subsequent trauma exposure
  • Identifying factors that increase or reduce sexual risk-taking behavior
  • Experiential avoidance, psychological acceptance, mindfulness, and self-compassion
  • Fear conditioning/fear-potentiated startle