The Anxiety and Stress Lab is directed by faculty, and staffed by students, named below.
Jon D. Elhai, Ph.D. Dr. Elhai is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Toledo. He conducts anxiety research, involving psychological trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He also conducts research on cyberpsychology. For more information about Dr. Elhai and his Lab, visit his personal website.
Sarah Francis, Ph.D. Dr. Francis is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo and also serves as the Director of Clinical Training for the department's Clinical Psychology PhD program. Dr. Francis' research interests pertain broadly to child anxiety and specifically to parental influences on the development and maintenance of anxious behaviors and cognitions in children. Her current research projects focus on evaluating the construct of anxiety sensitivity in children and their parents and examining the effectiveness of universal prevention programs for childhood anxiety. For more information, see her website.
Jason Levine, Ph.D. Dr. Levine is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo. He is also the director for the University of Toledo Psychology Clinic and director of the Health Psychology Research Lab. Dr. Levine’s research focuses on the physiological, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral aspects of stress as it relates to anxiety, specifically generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and chronic medical medical conditions (e.g., diabetes). He often uses non-invasive measures of peripheral physiology (e.g. ECG, ICG, SCL), with an emphasis on cardiovascular functioning. For more information, visit his website.
Peter Mezo, Ph.D. Dr. Mezo is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo. His clinical research training and interests have centered on psychological mediators of depression, stress, and fear. In particular, his program of research has investigated how self-management and related models of self-regulation and coping may be applied to help improve the conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of depression and anxiety. For more information, see his website.
Matthew Tull, Ph.D. Dr. Tull is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo. His program of research is focused on the role of emotion regulation in the association between posttraumatic stress disorder and a variety of impulsive and self-destructive behaviors, including substance use, risk-taking behavior, suicide, and nonsuicidal self-injury. For more information about Dr. Tull’s research, visit the Personality and Emotion Research and Treatment Laboratory's website.
Current Graduate Students
- Pallavi Babu
- Margaret Baer
- Anna Barbano
- Rachel Bond
- Alex Buhk
- Abigail Dempsey
- Courtney Forbes
- Caleb Hallauer
- Elyse Hutcheson
- Emily Rooney
- Ariana Vidaña