I am an Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky. My research aims to explore the mechanisms that are implicated in the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety and related disorders and to develop novel techniques to improve treatments for these problems. I use experimental psychopathology approaches to study both maladaptive and adaptive expressions of anxious psychopathology-linked traits among diverse samples. I also translate basic cognitive and behavioral neuroscience findings to develop and test novel, empirically-derived treatment, and treatment augmentation strategies. For example, I have several ongoing research projects that aim to test the effects of non-invasive brain stimulation [e.g., transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)] on brain metabolism and circuitry, fear extinction, and learning within the context of therapeutic exposure.