Michael J. Telch, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael J. Telch is a Sumna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Stanford University. He then completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine and Cardiovascular Epidemiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Upon completion, He stayed on in the medical school at Stanford as a research scientist where he directed the Panic Disorder Agoraphobia Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Co-Directed the Adolescent Heart Health Program in the Center for Disease Prevention.

Dr. Telch is currently a tenured Professor of Psychology and Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders at the University of Texas at Austin and former Director of the Consultantsal Psychology Program at the University of Texas. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, and Society for Psychopathology Research, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Preventative Psychology.

Dr. Telch is internationally recognized for his scientific research on the nature and treatment of panic and anxiety-related disorders. He serves as a scientific advisor to the National Institute of Mental Health's Anxiety Disorders Education Program and has served on the National Institute of Mental Health's Panic Disorder Education Program. He has published over 80 articles and book chapters focusing primarily on anxiety and its disorders and is the recipient of numerous private, state, and national research grants.