Michelle G. Craske is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, as well as the 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. She is also the 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 recipient of 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 the Editor-in-Chief for Behaviour Research and Therapy. Dr. Craske received her B.A. Hons. from the University of Tasmania and her Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia.
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