Hi! I'm Shari Steinman. I am an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at West Virginia University, and Director of the Cognition, Anxiety, and Treatment (CAT) Lab.
In the CAT Lab, we investigate the mechanisms underlying anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and use this knowledge to improve treatment options and outcomes for individuals with anxiety and related disorders. We are particularly interested in evaluating and manipulating cognitive biases and exploring how these biases relate to the onset, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD. We are also very passionate about maternal mental health, and finding ways to prevent perinatal anxiety and OCD.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
I am not accepting 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:
Welcome to the CAT lab, Juliana Restivo!
Welcome to the CAT lab, Kaley Potter!
Congratulations to Gabby Ponzini for matching at the Durham VA for internship!
Congratulations to Amber Billingsley for securing a postdoc at Emory!
Congratulations to Mira Snider for securing a postdoc at Lurie Children's Hospital!
Congratulations to Cierra Edwards for starting her job as a Clinical Psychologist at the Pittsburgh VA!
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