Dr. Fang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. She received her A.B. in Psychological and Brain Studies from Dartmouth College in 2007, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University in 2014. After completing her predoctoral clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, she continued on as faculty and as a licensed clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry OCD and Related Disorders Program.
As Director of the Center of Neuroscience, Neuroendocrinology, & Clinical Translation (CoNNeCTLab), Dr. Fang is focused on understanding the brain and psychological mechanisms underlying social and emotional processing in anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders using an array of techniques including neuroimaging, neuroendocrine assays, pharmacology, and behavioral/self-report assessment. In particular, she is interested in aspects of social cognition (e.g., emotion perception, self-focused attention, and prospection) that go awry in psychiatric disorders, and translating knowledge of the neuroscience and psychology of these processes to inform clinical applications.