Joanne and George Miller and Family Endowed Chair

Michelle G. Craske, PhD

Michelle G. Craske, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Miller Family Endowed Chair, Director of the Anxiety and Depression Research Center, and Associate Director of the Staglin Family Music Center for Behavioral and Brain Health, at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also Director of the Innovative Treatment Network and a leader of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge. She has published extensively in the area of fear, anxiety and depression and has been the recipientof extramural funding since 1993 for research pertaining to risk factors for anxiety and depression among children, adolescents and young adults; cognitive and physiological correlates of anxiety and panic attacks; fear extinction and neural mechanisms of anxiety disorders and exposure therapy; reward processes and neural mechanisms of anhedonia and its treatment; and implementation of treatments for anxiety and depression in primary care and community settings. She is Editor-in-Chief for Behaviour Research and Therapy. Dr. Craske received her BA Hons from the University of Tasmania and her Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia.

Previous Chairs Include:

Carrie Bearden, PhD 
David Krantz, MD, PhD (5/1/2012 - 4/30/2015)
Ian Cooke, MD (6/16/2008 - 6/15/2011)