Katya C. Fernandez, Ph.D.

Katya C. Fernandez, Ph.D.

Katya Fernandez (B.S., Duke University; M.A. and Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis) was a graduate student in the Anxiety and Psychotherapy Laboratory from August 2008 to June 2014. Her current research interests the development and validation of novel assessment techniques for mood and anxiety symptoms; a recent example of an assessment tool that she has been working on is TelEMA, a low-cost, web-based telephone assessment platform for conducting ecological momentary assessment research (click here for more information on TelEMA). Katya is also interested in the initiation and maintenance of romantic relationships and friendships in socially anxious individuals, particularly using longitudinal data and informant reports. She completed her predoctoral internship at VA Central Iowa Health Care System in Des Moines. As of July 2014, Katya is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.