Research Team

Our team at Duke University is working to characterize Misophonia (what is it, what isn't it?) in an effort to develop treatments.

For you any questions around misophonia and/or emotion regulation, you may email us.




Dr. Zach Rosenthal is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. He is Director of the newly launched Center for Misophonia and Emotion Regulation (CMER), where he leads a team conducting research, providing education, and developing clinical care pathways for Misophonia.


Dr. Deepika Anand is a Medical Instructor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. Along with her clinical practice, providing outpatient psychotherapy at the Cognitive Behavioral Research and Treatment Program, she is the biostatistician at the Duke Center for Misophonia and Emotion Regulation (CMER).

Dr. Andrada Neacsiu is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. She is also President of the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and a Researcher in CBRTP and our Duke Center for Misophonia and Emotion Regulation (CMER).


Lisalynn Kelley has over 20 years of research experience within the Duke Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. She is the Research Program Leader for both CMER and the Cognitive Behavioral Research Treatment Program (CBRTP) under Dr. Rosenthal. 

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Robbins is a Research Postdoctoral Fellow at CMER. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Boston University, where she specialized in the treatment of dysregulated anger in the context of emotional (mood, anxiety, and related) disorders. 

Graduate Students

Rachel Guetta is a second-year Duke Clinical Psychology doctoral student. Rachel is interested in research at the intersection of emotional functioning and sensory processing. She is working to develop and validate a semi-structured clinical interview to investigate the etiology and maintenance of Misophonia in an effort to identify transdiagnostic intervention targets for this sound-intolerance condition and related emotional disorders.

Katherine "Kibby" McMahon is a 6th year graduate student in the Duke Clinical Psychology Program. Her research focuses on the relationships among social and emotional processes in psychopathology and treatment development. Her dissertation is designed to examine how emotion regulation skills (e.g. mindfulness) influence one's empathic ability to perceive and understand other people's emotions.

Jacqueline Trumbull is a second year Ph.D. student in CMER. She is interested in how emotion dysregulation impacts interpersonal functioning, and the role of emotions like shame, disgust, and anger in personality disorders and misophonia.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Ilayda Arslan is a senior at Duke University.

Junayed Khan is a junior at Duke University.

Anika Khanderia is a junior at Duke University.

Maria Lulo is a senior at Duke University.

Jia Jia Shen is a junior at Duke University.