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Matthew Gallagher, PhD

 

Matthew Gallagher, PhD

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Principal Investigator

Behavioral Science Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Education

  • Boston University, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Postdoctoral Research Fellow,2013
  • University of Kansas, Clinical and Quantitative Psychology, PhD, 2011
  • Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology, Predoctoral Clinical Intern, 2011
  • Rice University, Psychology, BA, 1995

Expertise and Interests

  • Quantitative Methods (Structural Equation Modeling, Multilevel Modeling, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Growth Curve Modeling, Meta-Analysis, Mediation Analysis)
  • Transdiagnostic treatments
  • Mechanisms of Change of CBT
  • Positive thinking and resilience to PTSD and anxiety
  • Positive aspects of mental health (e.g., life satisfaction)

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • International Studies for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

Awards and Honors

  • Association for Psychological Science Graduate Student Research Award, 2008
  • C. R. Snyder Research Award, University of Kansas, 2007
  • Honors Fellowship, University of Kansas, 2005
  • John W. Brelsford Outstanding Contribution to Psychology Award, Rice University, 2005

Selected Publications

Gallagher, M. W. & Resick, P. A. (2012). Mechanisms of Change in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Preliminary Evidence for the Differential Effects of Hopelessness and Habituation. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36, 750-755. doi: 10.1007/s10608-011-9423-6

Farchione, T. F., Fairholme, C. F., Ellard, K. K., Boisseau, C. L., Thompson-Hollands, J., Carl, J. R., Gallagher, M. W., & Barlow, D. H. (2012). The unified protocol for the transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders: A randomized controlled trial. Behavior Therapy, 43, 666-678. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2012.01.001

Gallagher, M. W., Lopez, S. J., & Pressman, S. D. (2013). Optimism is universal: Exploring the Presence and Benefits of Optimism in a Representative Sample of the World. Journal of Personality, 81, 429 - 440. doi:10.1111/jopy.12026

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