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Lizabeth Roemer

Title: Professor

Phone: 617.287.6358


Department: Psychology

Areas of Expertise

Anxiety Disorders, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments, Mindfulness and Acceptance


PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Research Website: Click to Visit

Dr. Roemer's research focuses on how people understand, react to, and cope with intense emotional reactions in ways that either promote or inhibit their well-being. She explores this in the context of stress and anxiety disorders, and, with her doctoral students, she explores the relevance of cultural and contextual factors in these phenomena, with a focus on helping people thrive in the face of discrimination and racism.  In collaboration with Dr. Sue Orsillo, Dr. Roemer has developed an acceptance-based behavior therapy for generalized anxiety disorder that incorporates mindfulness-based  strategies.  Her recent work in this area focuses on adaptations of this intervention, health promotion, and prevention and intervention efforts with people from marginalized and underserved backgrounds, as well as dissemination and training.


Undergraduate: Psychological Trauma, Abnormal Psychology
Graduate: Research Methods in Clinical Psychology, Cognitive-behavioral theory and therapy, Practicum I, Practicum II