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  • Matthew T. Tull, PhD

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    Associate Professor
    Director of Anxiety Disorder Research and
    the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Clinic
    Phone: (601) 815-6518

     

    Education

    • BA - Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 1998
    • MA - Experimental Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 2000
    • PhD - Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Boston, Boston, MA, 2005

    Background

    • Clinical internship, Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology (rotations at Boston VA Outpatient Clinic, Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Center and the National Center for PTSD, Behavioral Sciences Division), 2004-2005
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Addictions, Personality and Emotion Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2005-2006
    • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, and Director of Emotion Research, Center for Addictions, Personality and Emotion Research, University of Maryland, 2006-2008
    • Assistant Professor, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 2008-2011
    • Associate Professor, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 2011-present
    • Tenure, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 2014-present

    Clinical Interests

    Dr. Tull specializes in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of patients with anxiety disorders, with particular expertise in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder. Dr. Tull also has training in mindfulness- and acceptance-based behavioral therapies for the anxiety disorders. Dr. Tull also has an interest in the intersection between mental and physical health and health behaviors. 

    Research Interests

    Dr. Tull's research broadly focuses on understanding the role of difficulties in emotion regulation (especially in the form of emotional avoidance) in the development and maintenance of the anxiety disorders, with a particular focus on PTSD, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. His current research focuses on examining the emotionally avoidant function of substance use among individuals with PTSD, as well as the negative clinical outcomes associated with the presence of co-occurring PTSD among substance users (e.g., substance abuse treatment drop-out, engagement in HIV-risk behaviors). 

    Dr. Tull has been the recipient of three grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. He has also served as Co-Investigator on grants funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. 

    For more information about Dr. Tull's research, please visit the Personality and Emotion Research and Treatment Laboratory webpage.