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Douglas Mennin
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Phone: 212.772.5567
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph. D., Temple University
Training Area: Health Psychology and Clinical Science
Research Interests: Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Major Depression; Emotion Regulation; Psychophysiology; Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Treatment
Dr. Doug Mennin received his Ph.D. from Temple University in 2001 and, after 9 years on the faculty at Yale University, joined the Department of Psychology at CUNY Hunter College and the Graduate Center where he currently serves as Professor and Co-Director of the Health Psychology and Clinical Science training area.  Dr. Mennin has focused on treating chronic bouts of anxiety and mood disorders.  He has highlighted the importance of one’s ability to manage resultant moods in effective rather than maladaptive ways. He is currently examining (1) experimental and ecological delineation of behavioral and biological (neural and physiological) processes that contribute to emotion reactivity and dysregulation in chronic anxiety and co-occurring depression; (2) the development of an integrative, mechanism-based, emotion regulation treatment, which has demonstrated considerable preliminary efficacy, and (3) The examination of biobehavioral mechanisms of reactivity and dysregulation whose changes mediate long term symptomatic and functional outcome as a result of this intervention. He utilizes experimental paradigms centered on presenting emotional stimuli and contexts to individuals with pathological chronic anxiety and depression while examining behavioral (i.e., subjective, task-based), psychophysiological (i.e., EEG/ERP, ECG, EMG, EGG), and neural (i.e., fMRI) indices. His research has been funded by several organizations and institutes, including the National Institute of Mental Health. He currently serves on the editorial board of six journals and on the executive boards of the APA Division of Clinical Psychology and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, and is a member of the Scientific Council of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA).