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.