I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology at West Virginia University, where my major training area is Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Health Psychology. As a research associate in the Anxiety, Psychophysiology, and Pain Research Laboratory, I have specific interests in: (1) the psychological processes and mechanisms involved in pain/symptom perception, treatment-seeking behavior, health behavior and health outcomes; (2) the etiology and treatment of healthcare-related fear and anxiety; and, (3) the dissemination of knowledge on these topics to healthcare professionals. In addition to working actively as a researcher, I also spend time engaging in direct clinical service and university-level teaching. As a supervised clinical psychologist, I have experience in assessment and treatment across a range of psychopathology, with specific interests in the treatment of anxiety disorders and the integration of clinical psychology and medicine in healthcare settings. At West Virginia University, in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, I have served as an instructor for five large sections of PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology and as a teaching assistant for graduate-level courses in clinical interviewing and behavior therapy.