My research interests are in experimental psychopathology related to fear extinction and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Specifically, I study the processes involved in learning and extinguishing fear, and the different factors than can influence this process in individuals with PTSD. These factors include genetics, sleep, stress hormones, sex differences, and various cognitive and behavioural factors. In addition, I have conducted research on the memory effects of experiencing cigarette cravings in applied settings, and research on the body image-related motivations for sports supplement use.
I currently have a new program of research investigating the effect of assistance/service dogs on quality of life in civilians and military veterans (and ex-veterans), a link to the study can be found here.