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

Core Faculty

Abramowitz, Jonathan
255 Davie Hall
(919) 843-8170

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 be accepting a student to start Fall 2019.

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

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 student to start Fall 2019.

Baucom, Donald
Richard Lee Simpson Distinguished Professor
264 Davie Hall
(919) 962-5035

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

Dr. Baucom will be accepting a student to start Fall 2019.

Daughters, Stacey
247 Davie Hall
(919) 962-9924

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 be accepting a student to start Fall 2019.

Gil, Karen
Pederson Distinguished Professor | Co-Associate Chair
254 Davie Hall
(919) 962-7447

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 student to start Fall 2019.

Hussong, Andrea
262 Davie Hall
(919) 962-6593

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. Hussong will be accepting a student to start Fall 2019.

Jones, Deborah
Professor | Director of Research Services
267 Davie Hall
(919) 962-3995

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 student to start Fall 2019.

Neblett, Enrique
Associate Professor | Director of Diversity Initiatives
250 Davie Hall
(919) 843-9120

Dr. Neblett studies racism and African-American youth mental health; racial ethnocultural and physiological protective mechanisms; and cultural adaptations of evidence-based treatments for racial and ethnic minority youth. Visit him online: Enrique W. Neblett, Jr., Ph.D..

Dr. Neblett will not be accepting a student to start Fall 2019.

Penn, David
Wagner-Martin Distinguished Professor
256 Davie Hall
(919) 843-7514

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

Dr. Penn will not be accepting a student to start Fall 2019.

Prinstein, Mitch
Seters Distinguished Professor | Director of Graduate Studies
240 Davie Hall
(919) 962-3988

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 student to start Fall 2019.

Sheridan, Margaret
Assistant Professor
248 Davie Hall
(919) 843-3182

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 not be accepting a student to start Fall 2019.

Youngstrom, Eric
257 Davie Hall
(919) 962-3997

Dr. Youngstrom studies bipolar disorder in children and adolescents; evidence-based approaches to assessment; and emotions in developmental psychopathology. Visit him online: Eric A. Youngstrom, Ph.D..

Dr. Youngstrom will be accepting a student to start Fall 2019.

Affiliated Faculty

Bulik, Cynthia
Founding Director of Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders
Neurosciences Hospital

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 student to start Fall 2019.

Dichter, Gabriel
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
(919) 445-0132

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 student to start Fall 2019.

Klinger, Laura
Director of TEACCH Autism Program
Department of PSychiatry
(919) 966-8183

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 be accepting a student to start Fall 2019.

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.

Miller, Adam
Research Assistant Professor
259 Davie Hall

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.

Wise, Erica
Clinical Professor | Director of Psychological Services
246 Davie Hall
(919) 962-5034

Dr. Wise studies ethical and legal issues in clinical psychology; clinical training and supervision; and psychotherapy outcomes in training clinics.

Youngstrom, Jennifer
Clinical Professor | Director of Child & Family Services | Director of Assessment
212 Finley Golf Course Road
(919) 843-2074

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

Helminski, John
Adjunct Assistant Professor | Forensic Services Unit
Central Regional Hospital
(919) 764-2000