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Julia Babcock, Ph.D.

Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Couples Therapy

  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Couples Therapy
  • Psychopathy, Borderline and Antisocial Personality Disorder
Matthew W. Gallagher, Ph.D.

Matthew W. Gallagher, Ph.D.


  • Transdiagnostic treatments (e.g. the Unified Protocol) for PTSD and anxiety disorders
  • Mechanisms of change of empirically supported treatments
  • How positive thinking (e.g., hope, optimism, self-efficacy) promotes well-being and provides resilience to PTSD and other anxiety disorders
  • Identifying the causes and components of positive mental health and how mental health relates to mental illness
  • Measurement, methodology, meta-analysis, and modeling longitudinal trajectories of change

Lorra Garrey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

  • Culturally informed behavioral health interventions 
  • Smoking cessation
  • Minority health
John P. Vincent, Ph.D.

John P. Vincent, Ph.D.

Professor and Adjunct clinical faculty member, Baylor College of Medicine

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Ethics and Mental Health Law
Rheeda L. Walker, Ph.D.

Rheeda L. Walker, Ph.D.


  • Depression and Suicide
  • Sociocultural determinants of resilience and coping
  • Cross-cultural methods
Michael Zvolensky, Ph.D.

Michael J. Zvolensky, Ph.D.

Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Professor, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Risk and Maintenance Factors for Anxiety Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders Comorbidity with Anxiety Disorders
  • Role of Physical Health and Health Behaviors (e.g., aerobic exercise) in Anxiety Disorders
  • Health Disparities