David A. F. Haaga, Ph.D.

Board Member

Professor and Chair of Psychology, American University, Washington, DC

David A. F. Haaga, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Psychology at American University, where his research focuses on trichotillomania, cigarette smoking cessation, and cognitive behavior therapy more generally. 

He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1988 from the University of Southern California. He serves as associate editor of Cognitive Therapy and Research and was formerly editor of Behavior Therapy. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. 

Dr. Haaga first became interested in studying trichotillomania by way of his clinical supervision experiences in a psychotherapy training clinic. His research on the topic has been supported by The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors and by NIMH. He has published on a stepped care model of treatment, as well as the Comprehensive Behavioral (ComB) model of treating trichotillomania.