Dan’s research is aimed at elucidating the neurobiological basis of anxiety disorders and using tools from cognitive neuroscience to advance individualized diagnosis and treatment of these disorders.
He investigates individual differences in the anticipation of unpredictable aversive events in relation to anxiety, both in healthy individuals as well as in disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He is interested in the application of mindfulness-based interventions to these disorders, and in the preventative use of well-being interventions in high-stress populations to reduce the likelihood of mood, anxiety and stress-related disorders.
B.A., Psychology, St. Olaf College (2005)
Ph.D., Psychology, Individualized Graduate Major with emphasis on the Neurobiology of Affective Pathology, University of Wisconsin–Madison (2013)