I conduct and supervise research on anxiety disorders, broadly defined (e.g., social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder), network analytic approaches to psychopathology, and exercise and mood regulation, among other topics. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and my administrative duties include serving as Director of Clinical Training in our clinical science Ph.D. program.
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Current Gig: Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
One word/phrase that describes your work style: Efficient
Current computer/mobile device: I do most of my writing at home on a Dell desktop PC unconnected to the Internet. For everything else, I use a MacBook Air laptop (e.g., email, teaching, talks).
What apps/tools/software can you not live without?
None, other than statistical and word processing software.
What’s your best time-saving shortcut or life hack?
Avoid distractions (e.g., television, Twitter, Facebook, etc.).
What’s your workspace set up like?
It’s an uncluttered room with a small desk, chair, and desktop PC.
How do you keep track of things you need to do (any to-do-list apps)?
I use a spiral notebook whereby each page contains my weekly to-do list.
Besides your phone or computer, what gadget can’t you live without, and why?
What do you listen to while you work?
I rarely listen to anything when I write.
What are you currently reading?
Robert H. Frank’s The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good and Maajid Nawaz’s Radical: My Journey Out of Islamist Extremism.
How do you recharge?
I have a gym in my garage where I lift weights three days per week, and use a Nordic Track ski machine to do high-intensity cardiovascular interval conditioning on three (non-lifting) days per week. I work out in the morning, and write before and then again after doing so.
What’s your sleep routine like?
I’m a lark, not a night owl. I wake up at 5:30 and retire between 9:30 and 10:30 at night.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Write between 15 minutes and two hours each day.