Alicia Meuret





Office: Expressway Tower 920
Phone: 214-768-3422




Alicia E. Meuret, Ph.D. is the Director of  the Anxiety and Depression Research Center (ARC) at SMU. She is an Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology Division at the Department of Psychology at SMU. Dr. Meuret received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hamburg based on her doctoral work conducted at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral at Stanford University. She completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University and the Affective Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.

Her research program focuses on novel treatment approaches for anxiety and mood disorders, biomarkers in anxiety disorders and chronic disease, fear extinction mechanisms of exposure therapy, and mediators and moderators in individuals with affective dysregulations, including non-suicidal self-injury.


+Craske, M.G., +Meuret, A.E. (+co-corresponding authors), Ritz, T., Rosenfield, D., Treanor, M., & Dour, H. (in press). Positive affect treatment for depression and anxiety: A randomized clinical trial for a core feature of anhedonia. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Meuret, A.E., Ritz, T., Wilhelm, F.H., Roth, W.T., & Rosenfield, D. (2018). Hypoventilation therapy alleviates panic by repeated induction of dyspnea. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 3, 539-545.

*Roque, A., Rosenfield, D., Smits, J.A.J., Simon, N., Otto, M.W., Marques, L., Pollack, M.H., Hofmann, S.G., & Meuret, A.E. (2018). Does d-cycloserine facilitate the effects of CBT in homework-compliant patients with social anxiety disorder? Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 53, 85-90.

*Smith, N.B., Monteith, L., Rozek, D., & Meuret, A.E. (2018). Childhood abuse, the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide, and the mediating role of depression. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 48, 559-569.

Meuret, A.E., *Simon, E., *Bhaskara, L., & Ritz, T. (in press). Ultra-Brief Behavioral Skills Trainings for Blood-Injection-Injury Phobia. Depression and Anxiety

Meuret, A.E., *Kroll, J., & Ritz, T. (2017). Panic disorder comorbidity with medical conditions and treatment implications. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 13, 209-240.

Meuret, A.E., *Simon, E., *Bhaskara, L., & Ritz, T. (2017). Ultra-brief behavioral skills trainings for blood-injection-injury phobia. Depression and Anxiety, 34, 1096-1105.

Meuret, A.E., Rosenfield, D., *Bhaskara, L., Auchus, R., Liberzon, I., Ritz, T., & Abelson, J.L (2016). Timing matters: Endogenous cortisol mediates benefits from early-day psychotherapy. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 74, 197-202.

Meuret, A.E., Chmielewski, M., *Steele, A., Rosenfield, D., *Petersen, S., Smits, J.A., Simon, N., Otto, M.W., Marques, L., Pollack, M.H., & Hofmann, S.G. (2016). The Desire to Belong: Social Identification as a Predictor of Outcome in Social Anxiety Disorder.  Behavior Research and Therapy, 81, 21-34.

Craske, M.G., Meuret, A.E., Ritz, T., Treanor, M., & Dour, H. (2016). Treatment for Anhedonia:  Neuroscience Driven Approach. Depression and Anxiety, 33, 927-938.

Meuret, A.E., *Trueba, A.F., Abelson, J.L., Liberzon, I., Auchus, R., *Bhaskara, L., Ritz, T., & Rosenfield, D. (2015). High Cortisol Awakening Response and Cortisol Levels Moderate Exposure-based Psychotherapy Success. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 51, 331–340.

Meuret, A.E., *Seidel, A., Rosenfield, B., Hofmann, S.G, & Rosenfield, D. (2012). Does fear reactivity during exposure predict panic symptom reduction? Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 773-85.

Meuret, A.E., Wolitzky-Taylor, K., Twohig, M.P., & Craske, M.G. (2012). Coping skills and exposure therapy in panic disorder and agoraphobia: Latest advances and future directions. Behavior Therapy, 43, 271-84.

Meuret, A.E., Rosenfield, D., Wilhelm, F.H., Zhou, E., Conrad, A., Ritz, T., & Roth, W.T. (2011). Do unexpected panic attacks occur spontaneously? Biological Psychiatry, 70, 985-91.

Meuret, A.E., Rosenfield, D., *Seidel, A., *Bhaskara, L. & Hofmann, S.G. (2010). Respiratory and cognitive mediators of treatment change in panic disorder: Evidence for intervention specificity. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 691-704.

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