Professor of Psychology Lizabeth Roemer is internationally known for her research on anxiety disorders and the possibilities of mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments to help those who suffer from them. Roemer’s work on treating conditions such as general anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and panic disorders with mindfulness therapy has gained her millions of dollars in research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and inspired five books and nearly 100 publications in leading scientific journals.
One of her colleagues writes that Roemer is “that rare scholar who produces work that is actually read by both researchers and practitioners,” adding that her scholarship is so accessible that it can help “those who suffer as well as the therapists who treat them.”
Roemer says her research is a collaborative effort and praises the collegial environment at UMass Boston. “Everything that I do is something I’ve done with a number of other people,” she says. “The students who I work with provide all kinds of contributions, particularly my doctoral students, who are actively involved with my research.”