Barbara O. Rothbaum, Ph.D., ABPP

Board Member

Director, Veterans Program and the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program 

Paul A. Janssen Chair in Neuropsychopharmacology

Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research 

Emory University School of Medicine

Barbara Olasov Rothbaum received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is currently a professor in psychiatry at the Emory School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and director of the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program at Emory.

Dr. Rothbaum is a pioneer in the application of virtual reality to the treatment of psychological disorders, and also specializes in research on the treatment of individuals with anxiety disorders, particularly focusing on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trichotillomania.

She has won both state and national awards for her research, is an invited speaker internationally, authors scientific papers and chapters, has published or edited six books, and received the Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.