Amanda Baker, Ph.D.


PhD Investigator Clinical
Psychiatry, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Psychologist
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD Boston University 2013
anxiety; anxiety disorders; attention; body dysmorphic disorders; cognitive therapy; emotions; mood disorders; panic disorder; posttraumatic stress disorder; ptsd; recruitment neurophysiological; social anxiety disorder; therapy computer-assisted

Dr. Amanda Baker is a staff psychologist in the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders. Dr. Baker received her Ph.D. from Boston University and completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Baker's clinical and research interests involve mediators and moderators of the etiology and cognitive behavioral treatments for anxiety. She recently received a two-year grant from Harvard Catalyst/The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center/National Institutes of Health to study intra-individual networks of panic disorder in hopes of being able to personalize CBT treatments in the future. She has been trained in a variety of evidence-based assessment methods and cognitive behavioral therapies for anxiety, mood, OC-spectrum and traumatic stress disorders, including panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, body dysmorphic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and tic disorders. Dr. Baker was previously awarded a Livingston Fellowship for Young Investigators from Harvard Medical School to conduct research on anxiety sensitivity and suicidality in OC-spectrum and anxiety disorders. Dr. Baker is a member of the Association for Depression and Anxiety Disorders (ADAA) and a past participant of the ADAA Career Development Leadership Program.