Alicia E. Meuret, Ph.D.
Alicia E. Meuret, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists and the Director of the Anxiety and Depression Research Center (ARC) at SMU. She is a tenured Full Professor in the Clinical Psychology Division at the Department of Psychology at SMU.
Dr. Meuret completed her doctoral studies at Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and her postdoctoral studies at the Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at Harvard University and the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University.
Her research program focuses on novel treatment approaches for anxiety and mood disorders, biomarkers in anxiety disorders and chronic disease (asthma), fear extinction mechanisms of exposure therapy, and mediators and moderators in individuals with affective dysregulations, including non-suicidal self-injury. Dr. Meuret is the founder of Capnometry-Assisted Respiratory Training (CART).
Dr. Meuret has published over 90 scientific publications and has received ongoing funding for her work from the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies (>$10 M), including NIH R01, U, and R61/33 grants. Additionally, she has authored over 150 presentations at scientific conferences, including over 25 invited talks, keynote and plenary addresses, and psychiatry grand rounds. Dr. Meuret served on several NIH review and federal and scientific expert advisory boards. She was president of the International Society of the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology. Dr. Meuret has received several awards and honors for her work, including the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the Psychiatric Research Society, and the American Psychosomatic Society.
Dr. Meuret is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, was past president of ISARP and the Anxiety Disorders Special Interest Group at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She served as a technical expert for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Effective Health Care Program and DSMB chair at UTSW for psychopharmacological studies. Dr. Meuret is a 2014 Beck Institute Fellow and a 2018 Rotunda SMU Outstanding Professors. Dr. Meuret serves on several editorial boards and was an Associate Editor for the journal Behavior Therapy and guest editor for the International Journal of Psychophysiology. Dr. Meuret actively fosters female leadership representation chairing academic society career development leadership programs.