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Faculty


Learn more or contact our core faculty, affiliated faculty, fixed-term faculty, and adjunct faculty.


Core Faculty


Abramowitz, Jonathan
Professor
255 Davie Hall
(919) 843-8170
jabramowitz@unc.edu

Dr. Abramowitz studies psychological processes and cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders, especially obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and health-related anxiety. Visit him online: UNC Anxiety Lab.

Dr. Abramowitz will not be accepting a Clinical student to start Fall 2022.


Bardone-Cone, Anna
Bowman & Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor | Director of Clinical Psychology
268 Davie Hall
(919) 962-5989
bardonecone@unc.edu

Dr. Bardone-Cone studies etiology and maintenance of bulimia nervosa with particular interests in the roles of perfectionism, self-efficacy, and stress; sociocultural factors, including race, ethnicity, family, and media, in relation to body image and eating disorders; and defining recovery from an eating disorder. Visit her online: The Bardone-Cone Lab.

Dr. Bardone-Cone will not be accepting a Clinical student to start Fall 2022.


Baucom, Donald
Richard Lee Simpson Distinguished Professor
264 Davie Hall
(919) 962-5035
don_baucom@unc.edu

Dr. Baucom studies marital distress, cognitive-behavior therapy, and gender differences. Visit him online: Donald H. Baucom, Ph.D..

Dr. Baucom will not be accepting a Clinical student to start Fall 2022.


Daughters, Stacey
Professor
247 Davie Hall
(919) 962-9924
daughter@unc.edu

Dr. Daughters studies neural and behavioral determinants of substance use risk and treatment response, and the translation of this knowledge into the development and testing of novel treatments for substance use disorders. Visit her online: Biobehavioral Research on Addiction and Emotion [BRANE Lab].

Dr. Daughters will not be accepting a Clinical student to start Fall 2022.


Gil, Karen
Pederson Distinguished Professor | Co-Associate Chair
254 Davie Hall
(919) 962-7447
kgil@unc.edu

Dr. Gil studies health psychology, chronic illness, acute and chronic pain, stress and coping, child and family therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Visit her online: Karen M. Gil, Ph.D..

Dr. Gil will not be accepting a Clinical student to start Fall 2022.


Hallquist, Michael
Associate Professor
250 Davie Hall
(919) 445-2369
michael.hallquist@unc.edu

Dr. Hallquist studies the development of interpersonal functioning and maladaptive personality features in young people from a decision neuroscience perspective. Visit him online: Developmental Personality Neuroscience Lab.

Dr. Hallquist will not be accepting a Clinical student to start Fall 2022.


Hussong, Andrea
Professor | Associate Director of Clinical Psychology
262 Davie Hall
(919) 962-6593
hussong@unc.edu

Dr. Hussong studies social and familial influences associated with adolescent substance abuse and comorbid disorders among high-risk youth. Visit her online: Developmental Risk and Resilience Lab.

Dr. Hallquist will not be accepting a Clinical student to start Fall 2022.


Jones, Deborah
Zachary Smith Distinguished Term Professor | Director of Research Services
267 Davie Hall
(919) 962-3995
djjones@email.unc.edu

Dr. Jones studies the mental and physical health and well-being in the family context; the mechanisms by which families transmit risk and resilience; and, most recently, the development and enhancement of prevention and intervention programs to meet the unique needs of at-risk and under-served families. Visit her online: Deborah J. Jones, Ph.D..

Dr. Jones will be accepting a Clinical student to start Fall 2022.


Penn, David
Wagner-Martin Distinguished Professor
256 Davie Hall
(919) 843-7514
dpenn@email.unc.edu

Dr. Penn studies social cognition and treatment of schizophrenia. Visit him online: Penn Lab.

Dr. Penn will not be accepting a Clinical student to start Fall 2022.


Prinstein, Mitch
Seters Distinguished Professor | Assistant Dean for Honors Carolina
240 Davie Hall
(919) 962-3988
mitch.prinstein@unc.edu

Dr. Prinstein studies cognitive-interpersonal models of adolescent depression and self-injury/suicidality, peer influence, and adolescent risk behavior. Visit him online: Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP.

Dr. Prinstein will not be accepting a Clinical or Developmental student to start Fall 2022.


Sheridan, Margaret
Associate Professor
248 Davie Hall
(919) 843-3182
sheridan.margaret@unc.edu

Dr. Sheridan studies the neural mechanisms through which adversity affects brain development and risk for externalizing disorders; diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder in early childhood; and typical and atypical development of the prefrontal cortex. Visit her online: Child Imaging Research on Cognition and Life Experiences.

Dr. Sheridan will be accepting a Clinical or Developmental student to start Fall 2022. If you are applying to work with Dr. Sheridan, please read the following about how her lab reviews applications and what she is looking for in an applicant.


Youngstrom, Eric
Professor
257 Davie Hall
(919) 962-3997
eay@unc.edu

Dr. Youngstrom’s research focuses on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based approaches to assessment, with special emphasis on bipolar disorder across the life cycle. Visit him online: Eric A. Youngstrom, Ph.D..

Dr. Youngstrom may be accepting a Clinical student to start Fall 2022.


Affiliated Faculty


Bulik, Cynthia
Founding Director of Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders
Neurosciences Hospital
cynthia_bulik@med.unc.edu

Dr. Bulik studies the treatment and genetics of eating disorders and body weight regulation. Visit her online: UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders.

Dr. Bulik will not be accepting a Clinical student to start Fall 2022.


Dichter, Gabriel
Professor
Department of Psychiatry
(919) 445-0132
dichter@med.unc.edu

Dr. Dichter studies neural mechanisms of core deficits and treatment response in autism spectrum disorders and affective disorders. Visit him online: Clinical Affective Neuroscience Laboratory.

Dr. Dichter will be accepting a Clinical student to start Fall 2022.


Klinger, Laura
Director of TEACCH Autism Program
Department of Psychiatry
(919) 966-8183
laura_klinger@med.unc.edu

Dr. Klinger studies childhood predictors of long-term outcomes in adults with autism spectrum disorder and the development of community-based intervention programs that promote successful adult outcomes. Visit her online: TEACCH Autism Program.

Dr. Klinger will not be accepting a Clinical student to start Fall 2022.


Fixed-Term Faculty


Our Fixed-Term Faculty include Research and Clinical Professors who do not accept graduate students in the doctoral program, but offer essential contributions to the scholarly community at Carolina. Our Clinical Professors lead our Clinical Program Community Clinics and provide clinical supervision for graduate students.


Kirby, Jennifer
Clinical Professor | Director of Clinic Operations & Training
246 Davie Hall
(919) 962-5034
jennifer.kirby@unc.edu

Dr. Kirby studies novel couple-based interventions for individual psychopathology with a primary focus on emotion dysregulation and eating disorders.


Miller, Adam
Research Assistant Professor
259 Davie Hall
adam.miller@unc.edu

Dr. Miller studies neural mechanisms of the link between childhood adversity and risk for adolescent health risk behaviors, especially suicide. Visit him online: Miller Lab.


Youngstrom, Jennifer
Clinical Professor | Director of Clinic Services
125 Finley
(919) 843-2074
jky@unc.edu

Dr. Youngstrom studies evidence-based or empirically supported treatments; effectiveness research with children and adolescents; and transporting treatments into the community.


Adjunct Faculty


Abram, Rosalind
Adjunct Professor | Community Clinic
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
(919) 962-6906
rabram@email.unc.edu


Brown, Kelly
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Central Regional Hospital
(919) 764-2000
kellybrownphd@gmail.com


Calhoun, Casey
Adjunct Assistant Professor | Department of Psychiatry
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
(984) 974-5217
casey_calhoun@med.unc.edu


Heilbron, Nicole
Adjunct Associate Professor | Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Duke University
nicole.heilbron@duke.edu


Helminski, John
Adjunct Assistant Professor | Forensic Services Unit
Central Regional Hospital
(919) 764-2000
john.helminski@dhhs.nc.gov


Margolis, Arlane
Adjunct Professor
Central Regional Hospital
(919) 764-2000
laney.margolis@dhhs.nc.gov


Piven, Joseph
Adjunct Research Professor | Department of Psychiatry
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
(919) 843-8641
joe_piven@med.unc.edu


Sunder, Katherine
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Central Regional Hospital
(919) 764-2000
katherinesunder.psyd@gmail.com


Wise, Erica
Adjunct Professor
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
ewise@email.unc.edu