Karen Rowa, PhD, is a psychologist at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph's Healthcare and assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Waterloo and completed her predoctoral training at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, ON. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre before joining the faculty. Her research interests involve understanding ways to improve treatment outcome for anxiety disorders. She has published numerous scientific papers and book chapters on the anxiety disorders and related topics. She is actively involved in clinical research, practice, teaching, and education.