Adult Division Faculty

Kiara R Timpano, Ph.D.

Director, Adult Division, Department of Psychology
Clinical Psychology Faculty

(305) 284-1592
Dr. Kiara Timpano is the Director of the Program for Anxiety, Stress, and OCD (PASO), and a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami. Her research interests include understanding risk and vulnerability factors that play a role in the etiology, comorbidity, and maintenance of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum...

Amy G Weisman

Associate Director of the Adult Division
Clinical Psychology Faculty

(305) 284-3477
I work closely with a team of graduate and undergraduate students to examine cultural and family factors that influence the course of severe mental illness. I am particularly interested in free will perceptions, attributions of control, religious beliefs and values, and other sociocultural factors (e.g., self-construal and acculturation) that...

Sierra A. Bainter, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor
Psychological Sciences Faculty

(928) 830-8212
Sierra Bainter is a quantitative psychologist whose research is focused on improving areas where available quantitative methods may not be adequate for real psychological data or where a research question may not be addressed using standard analysis techniques.

Brian D. Doss, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychology Faculty

(305) 284-1101
Dr. Doss is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the OurRelationship program. His research focuses on ways to use digital technologies to improve couples’ romantic relationships – with a special focus on low-income couples, couples in which one person is a veteran or active-duty service member, and couples in which one...

Aaron Heller

Associate Professor
Director, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Division
Clinical Psychology Faculty

(305) 284-9498
Dr. Heller is a clinical psychologist and affective neuroscientist. His work integrates neuroimaging, and real-time mobile health (mHealth) methods to track emotion and behavior in humans to better understand the bio-behavioral mechanisms that give rise to the development of depression and anxiety. His work uses computational and data-driven...

Simon Howard

Asst. Professor
Psychological Sciences Faculty
Director, Pride Lab

Dr. Simon Howard is the Director of the Psychology of Racism, Identity, Diversity, and Equity (PRIDE) research lab and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. Using experimental methods drawn from cognitive, perceptual, and social investigations research in the PRIDE lab primarily aims to understand and address contemporary...

Debra Lieberman

Assistant Chair for Academic Affairs (Psychology Department)
Psychological Sciences Faculty

(305) 284-1566
Dr. Debra Lieberman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami. Her research aims to understand how evolution has shaped the social mind. Dr. Lieberman has published on a range of phenomena including kinship, cooperation, sexuality, disgust, morality, and, gratitude. She currently serves as...

Tony Petruzzella, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor of Clinical Psychology

(305) 284-1755
Dr. Tony Petruzzella is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of the Psychological Services Center (PSC) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and completed an APA-accredited doctoral clinical internship at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center and an APA-accredited...