Jack B. Nitschke

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Biography: Dr. Jack B. Nitschke is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After receiving his doctorate in 1998, he moved to Madison, WI, to take a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, where he accepted a faculty position in 2003. He has had continuous NIH funding since 2002 and been the recipient of multiple NIMH grants, including an R01, K08, and K02. His work has been published in top journals in the field, including Nature Neuroscience, PNAS, Archives of General Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, and Cerebral Cortex. The research focus of his laboratory is on the neuroscience of human emotion, anxiety, and depression, with a primary emphasis on anxiety disorders. His studies use clinical and nonclinical samples and employ an array of MRI methodologies alongside the measurement of behavior and peripheral psychophysiology. He has developed and published a laboratory-based model of anxiety that targets anticipatory processes preceding a range of emotional stimuli. Other prominent research interests include the physiology of the power of expectancy (both positive and negative), worry, treatment, placebo, and positive emotion. As a practicing clinician, he is strongly committed to using neuroscience research to benefit those who suffer from anxiety pathology.

Biography Updated on 1 March 2012

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