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Dr. Brad Schmidt

University of Texas, Austin, 1991


Director, Anxiety and Behavioral Health Clinic

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Research Interests

Primary focus on three interrelated domains; (1) prevention and treatment of anxiety pathology, (2) investigation of biobehavioral parameters that affect the generation and maintenance of anxiety pathology, and (3) the relationship between anxiety pathology and physical health.

Current Research

We have a broad research agenda. Our laboratory is currently participating in approximately 10 different grant funded studies (NIMH, NIDA, OC Foundation, James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program). These studies focus on translational research, prevention, and treatment of anxiety psychopathology as well as smoking.

Selected Publications


Korte, K.J., & Schmidt, N.B. (2015). The use of motivation enhancement therapy to increase utilization of a preventative intervention for individuals with elevated anxiety sensitivity. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 39, 520-530.

Albanese, B.J., Norr, A.M., Capron, D.W., Zvolensky, M.J., & Schmidt, N.B. (2015). Panic symptoms and elevated suicidal ideation and behaviors among trauma exposed individuals: Moderating effects of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 61, 42-48.

Allan, N. P., Norr, A. M., Boffa, J. W., Durmaz, D., Raines, A. M., & Schmidt, N. B. (2015). Examining the unique relations between anxiety sensitivity factors and suicidal ideation and past suicide attempts. Psychiatry Research, 228, 441-447.

Short, N. A., Ennis, C. R., Oglesby, M. E., Boffa, J. W., Joiner, T. E., & Schmidt, N. B. (2015). The mediating role of sleep disturbances in the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder and self-injurious behavior. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 35, 68-74.

Korte, K.J., Unruh, A.S., Oglesby, M.O., & Schmidt, N.B. (2015): Safety aid use in social anxiety symptoms: The mediating role of perceived control. Psychiatry Research, 228, 510-515.

Short N.A., Allan, N.P., Raines, A.M., & Schmidt, N.B. (2015). The effects of an anxiety sensitivity intervention on insomnia symptoms. Sleep Medicine, 16, 152-159.

Norr, A.M., Albanese, B.J., Boffa, J.W., Short, N.A., & Schmidt, N.B. (2016). The relationship between gender and PTSD symptoms: Anxiety sensitivity as a mechanism. Personality and Individual Differences, 90, 210-213.

Norr, A. M., Allan, N. P., Macatee, R. J., Capron, D. W., & Schmidt, N. B. (2016). The role of anxiety sensitivity cognitive concerns in suicidal ideation: A test of the Depression-Distress Amplification Model in clinical outpatients. Psychiatry Research, 238, 74-80.

Capron, D.W., & Schmidt, N.B. (2016). Development and evaluation of a novel computer-delivered anxiety sensitivity intervention. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 81, 47-55.

Oglesby, M.E., Boffa, J.W., Short, N.A., Raines, A.M., & Schmidt, N.B. (2016). Intolerance of uncertainty as a predictor of post-traumatic stress symptoms following a traumatic event. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 41, 82-87.

Schmidt, N.B., Raines, A.M., Allan, N.P., & Zvolensky, M.J. (2016). Anxiety sensitivity risk reduction in smokers: A randomized controlled trial examining effects on panic. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 77, 138-146.

Allan, N. P., Felton, J. W., Lejuez, C. W., MacPherson, L., & Schmidt, N. B. (2016). Longitudinal investigation of anxiety sensitivity growth trajectories and relations with anxiety and depression symptoms in adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 459-469.

Boffa, J.W., Norr, A.M., Raines, A.M., Albanese, B.J., Short, N.A., & Schmidt, N.B. (2016). Anxiety sensitivity prospectively predicts posttraumatic stress symptoms following a campus shooting. Behavior Therapy, 47, 367-376.


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