Bonnie Klimes-Dougan

Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, Ph.D.

Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, Ph.D.

ITR Affiliate Faculty

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Bonnie Klimes-Dougan’s research considers identifying risk and protective factors in an effort to determine how to best intervene for those who are suffering from internalizing problems, including children, adolescents and young adults who are distressed, depressed and/or despairing (including self-injury). Recent advances in this work is guided by a biobehavioral, transactional perspective, using multilevel (behavioral, neuroendocrine, and neurocircuits), longitudinal assessments to consider critical anomalies of threat activation and regulation systems. Additionally, she incorporates methods to interrogate the threat response system, including psychological and psychopharmacological interventions.