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Primary Advisor

Bunmi Olatunji

Contact Information

Lab Website
(615) 322-5522
312 Wilson Hall

Research Area

  • Clinical Science
  • Education

    Fall 2014

    Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Science Ph.D. program, Vanderbilt University.

    * Dissertation: Measurement, Mechanisms, and Modification of Disgust: Implications for Anxiety-Related Disorders.

    August 2011

    M.A., Vanderbilt University, Clinical Psychology

    * Masters Thesis: The effect of context on disgust habituation: Implications for the treatment of blood-injection-injury phobia.

    May 2009

    B.A. High Distinction, University of Virginia, Psychology and Religious Studies

    * Honors Thesis: Threat or challenge? Self-focused attention and evaluation on perceived performance in social anxiety.

    Curriculum Vitae


    Psi Chi

    Megan Viar-Paxton

    Graduate Student
    Research Area: Clinical Science

    My current research interest is identifying risk factors for the development of anxiety.  Currently, my research is focusing on the role of disgust sensitivity in the development of fear beliefs in children.  

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