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Meet the Team

Burton

Mark S. Burton, PhD

PE Consultant Trainer

Dr. Burton is a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University School of Medicine, where he receives mentorship from Dr. Rauch and Dr. Rothbaum within the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program.  He earned his PhD from Case Western Reserve University and completed his predoctoral internship at the Charleston Consortium.

 


 

Rauch

Sheila A. M. Rauch, PhD, ABPP

PE Consultant Trainer, VA PE Roll-Out Trainer, and Co-author of PE Manual and Workbook

Dr. Rauch has provided PTSD and anxiety disorders treatment for over 20 years. She is currently Principal Investigator of two PTSD treatment outcomes and mechanisms trials including a DOD funded, multi-site PTSD treatment trial comparing prolonged exposure and sertraline and a VA/DOD collaboratively-funded trial examining biomarkers in active duty military service members completing psychotherapy.  Her research focuses on translational treatment outcomes and modifications of proven treatments for use in alternate settings, such as primary care.  She has published scholarly articles and book chapters in the areas of anxiety disorders and PTSD focusing on neurobiology and factors involved in the development, maintenance and treatment of anxiety disorders, psychosocial factors in medical settings and the relation between physical health and anxiety.

 


Rothbaum

Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, ABPP

PE Consultant Trainer, PE Trainer, and Co-author of PE Manual and Workbook

Dr. Rothbaum has devoted her career to developing and testing new treatments for PTSD.  Dr. Rothbaum is an inventor of virtual reality exposure therapy and pioneered applying the treatment for PTSD in combat veterans.  She has authored over 300 scientific papers and chapters and co-authored the manuals for prolonged exposure therapy that are disseminated throughout the VA hospital system. She has published five books on the treatment of PTSD and edited three others on anxiety, as well as received the Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. 

 


Sherrill

Andrew M. Sherrill, PhD

Program Manager and PE Consultant Trainer (Conference Call Leader)

Dr. Sherrill is an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University School of Medicine, where he previously completed his postdoctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Drs. Rauch and Rothbaum.  He earned his PhD from Northern Illinois University and completed his predoctoral internship at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, American Lake Division.  Dr. Sherrill has authored papers in the areas of mindfulness, aggression and PTSD.  His current research aims to understand effective implementation of evidence-based interventions for trauma-exposed populations (e.g., prolonged exposure and virtual reality exposure therapy).

 


 

Zwiebach

Liza C. Zwiebach, PhD

PE Consultant Trainer

Dr. Zwiebach is Associate Clinical Director of the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine.  She received her PhD from the University of Massachusetts.  Dr. Zwiebach completed clinical training at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center.   In her career she has provided evidence-based treatment for PTSD to active military and veteran personnel, as well as to law-enforcement personnel.

 


 

Advisory Board of Training Program

Afsoon Eftekhari, PhD
Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD 

Elizabeth Hembree, PhD
University of Pennsylvania 

David Riggs, PhD
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 

Edward Shafranske, PhD
Pepperdine University 

Peter Tuerk, PhD
University of Virginia 

Lindsey Zimmerman, PhD
Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD