The Anxiety and Depression Research Center (ARC) at Southern Methodist University (SMU) specializes in basic and applied
research of anxiety, mood, and affect dysregulation disorders. Current research includes investigations of novel treatment approaches for anxiety and depression, biomarkers in anxiety disorders and chronic disease (asthma), fear extinction mechanisms of exposure therapy, and mediators and moderators in individuals with affective dysregulations, including non-suicidal self-injury.
6/15 - Congratulation to our freshmen research assistant Stephen Chamberlain for his first, first-authored publication on the Flight-Flight Response. Way to go, Stephen!
3/15 - Publication on "High cortisol awakening response and cortisol levels moderate exposure-based psychotherapy success" is now In Press in Psychoneuroendocrinology. Congrats Ana, Thomas, and Alicia!
5/15 - Congratulations Noelle on your first-author publication on "Investigating the role of self-disgust in nonsuicidal self-injury" in Archives of Suicide Research.
1/15 - Dr. Meuret has started her term as president of the International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology (ISARP).
11/14 - Read about our CART asthma trial on the SMU research blog.
10/14 - Listen to Dr. Meuret's discussion about anxiety in connection to the Ebola outbreak with Krys Boyd at KERA NPR.
8/10 - Congratulations to our recent graduate student Ana Trueba! She has accepted a professor position in Clinical Psychology at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
4/14 - congratulations to Noelle Bassi Smith, M.A., for being selected from more than 850 applicants to receive a full tuition scholarship to attend the Beck Institute Annual Student Workshop: CBT for Depression & Suicidality.
2/14 - Congratulations to Noelle Bassi Smith, M.A., for being selected for a prestigious two-year VA Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment at the VA CT National Center for PTSD and Yale Department of Psychiatry. Way to go, Noelle!
11/13 - Dr. Ritz & Meuret asthma research is featured in the November 2013 edition of the American Psychological Monitor
8/13 - Congratulations to our former graduate student, Erica Simon, Ph.D for receiving a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship position at the University of California at San Diego/San Diego VA!
6/13 - Congratulations to our graduate students Ana Trueba, M.A. and Noelle Bassi Smith, M.A. for their excellent internship placements. Ana will start her internship at Harvard McLean and Noelle at the West Haven VA.
6/13 - Dr. Meuret has been elected 2014 Beck Institute Scholar at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy for her contributions to the field of cognitive therapy.
6/13 - Dr. Meuret has been appointed to the Member of the Scientific Advisory Board
Centre for Excellence, University of Leuven, Belgium
1/13 - Dr. Ritz has been appointed as incoming Associate Editor for Behavior Therapy, the journal of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, publishing research in behavioral science and therapy.
1/13 - Dr. Ritz has been appointed as incoming Associate Editor for Biological Psychology.
6/12 - The Schwab Charitable Funds awarded Dr. Meuret $20,000 from her ongoing investigations in anxiety disorder research.
5/12- Drs. Meuret and Ritz research
is featured in the new edition of the Baylor Innovation magazine. The four page article (p.22-25) describes the program's new
research findings on panic attacks and novel ways of treating panic disorder. View Article
1/12 - Dr. Meuret has been appointed to the Member of the Scientific Council Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)