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.

 

 

Director

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 Center for Misophonia and Emotion Regulation (CMER), where he leads a team conducting research, providing education, and developing clinical care pathways for Misophonia.
 

Faculty

Dr. Ashley Moskovich is a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. She joined Duke CMER in July 2021, as a Clinical Assessor and a Study Therapist on two of CMER's pilot therapy studies.

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).

Staff

Emily Frazer-Abel is a CRS, Sr. in CMER. She joined CMER in September 2021.

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. Katherine "Kibby" McMahon is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in CMER. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Duke University as of the Summer of 2021. Her research focuses on the relationships among social and emotional processes in psychopathology and treatment development. Her dissertation was designed to examine how emotion regulation skills (e.g. mindfulness) influence one's empathic ability to perceive and understand other people's emotions.

Graduate Students

Rachel Guetta is a third-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.

Jacqueline Trumbull is a third-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

Hailey Batista is a junior at Duke University.

Samantha Corryn is a sophomore at Duke University.

Trinity Florence is a junior at Duke University.

Anna Greenleaf is a junior at Duke University.

Zack Holtz is a senior at Duke University.

Collaborators

Dr. Deepika Anand has been a Medical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. She also has been the biostatistician at the Duke Center for Misophonia and Emotion Regulation (CMER). Though she has recently left Duke/CMER, she is an important collaborator, providing her statistical expertise and insight in regards to the ongoing Misophonia research within CMER.

Dr. Robbins was a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Misophonia and Emotion Regulation (CMER) from 2019 - 2021. Dr. Robbins now works at TAP clinic in Durham (tapclinicnc.com) where she provides clinical services for individuals struggling to manage strong emotions (including folks with misophonia) and trains therapists in the Unified Protocol. She continues to collaborate with CMER and provide training/guidance on using the Unified Protocol. 

Zack Williams is a fourth-year MD/PhD candidate at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a statistical consultant for CMER.