Hi! I'm Shari Steinman. I am an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Psychology Department at West Virginia University, and Director of the Cognition, Anxiety, and Treatment (CAT) Lab.
In the CAT Lab, we study:
1) mechanisms underlying anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder
(e.g., cognitive bias, intolerance of uncertainty)
2) perinatal mental health
(e.g., how to prevent postpartum anxiety; mental health following pregnancy loss).
3) novel interventions for anxiety and related disorders
(e.g., mHealth, Cognitive Bias Modification)
I received my doctorate degree from the University of Virginia. During graduate school, I worked with Bethany Teachman in the Program for Anxiety, Cognition and Treatment (PACT) Lab. I completed my predoctoral internship at the Institute of Living (Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Track), and completed post-doctoral work and held an Assistant Professor position at New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University Medical Center, at the Center for OCD and Related Disorders, directed by Blair Simpson.
If you are an are interested in getting involved in my research, email me at email@example.com!
I plan to accept a new graduate student this application cycle.
The CAT Lab is committed to fostering a community that celebrates and supports diversity, and where all members of the community feel safe and welcome. We reject bigotry, discrimination, and harassment.
CAT LAB NEWS:
Congratulations to Kelsey Evey for matching at the Durham VA for internship!
Congratulations to Dr. Gabby Ponzini for securing a postdoc at the Durham VA!
Congratulations to Dr. Amber Billingsley on your new position as an Assistant Professor and Training Clinic Director at the University of Kentucky!
Congratulations to the lab for securing an NIH R15 Grant!
Amanda, Grace, and Lauren present on PMDD & anxiety in our undergrad lab meeting (with cat slides!!)
Getting together (in person!!) to welcome Kaley to the CAT lab!
Happy Halloween (via Zoom, again for 2021) from the CAT lab!!
Our Halloween party looked a little different in 2020...
Happy Halloween (2019) from the CAT Lab!
Cierra and Amber at ADAA 2019
Gabby, Mira, and Kelsey at ADAA 2019