Experts in the Field of Anxiety Disorders
Hope, who holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University at Albany-State University of New York, is director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, one of the specialty services within UNL's Psychological Consultation Center. Her current research interests include assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly social phobia.
Stoltenberg, who is a behavior geneticist based in the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, has conducted research into the genetic causes of social anxiety. A 2013 study showed that a gene that affects social anxiety may also be linked to people's willingness to help others.