Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Emily Carl

M.A., Boston University

Anxiety & Health Behaviors Lab
Emily Carl



Novel treatments, anxiety treatment, GAD, exercise, eating, smoking, rumination, mindfulness, personalized medicine, ecological momentary assessment, augmentative treatment strategies


Emily received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.A. in Psychology from Boston University. Between these degrees, she held a position in addiction treatment and later worked for NIMH-funded research studies at the Psychosocial Department of Butler Hospital. She began working toward a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin under Drs. Mark Powers and Jasper Smits in 2016. Her research interests include novel treatments and augmentative strategies for anxiety, depression, and health behaviors, with an emphasis on interventions such as physical activity that are widely accessible and cost-efficient.


Carl, E., Stein, A. T., Levihn-Coon, A., Pogue, J. R., Rothbaum, B., Emmelkamp, P., Asmundson, G., Carlbring, P., & Powers, M.B. (in press). Virtual reality exposure therapy for anxiety and related disorders: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Anxiety Disorders.

Agtarap, S., Carl, E., Reynolds, M. C., Roden-Foreman, K., Bennett, M., Rainey, E., Powers, M B., Driver, S., & Warren, A.M. (in press). Caregiver expectations of recovery among persons with spinal cord injury at three and six months post-injury: A brief report. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine.

Kearns, N. T., Carl, E., Stein, A. T., Vujanovic, A. A., Zvolensky, M. J., Smits, J. A. J., & Powers, M. B. (in press). Posttraumatic stress disorder and cigarette smoking: An updated systematic review. Depression and Anxiety.

Minns, S., Levihn-Coon, A., Carl, E., Smits, J.A.J., Miller, W., Howard, D., Papini, S., Quiroz, S., Lee-Furman, E., Telch, M., Carlbring, P., & Powers, M.B. (2018). Immersive 3D exposure-based treatment for spider fear: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 58, 1-7.

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