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David H. Barlow, Ph.D.


David H. Barlow, Ph.D., ABPP is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. He has published over 500 articles and chapters as well as over 60 books and clinical manuals, mostly in the area of emotional disorders and clinical research methodology. The book and manuals have been translated in over 20 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, and Russian.

Dr. Barlow is the recipient of the 2000 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology. He is also the recipient of the 2008 Career/Lifetime Achievement Award, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies; and recipient of the 2000 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society of Clinical Psychology of the APA. He also received an award in appreciation of outstanding achievements from the General Hospital of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Beijing, China, with the appointment as Honorary Visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology. During the 1997/1998 academic year, he was Fritz Redlich Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, in Palo Alto, California.

In 2006 Dr. Barlow received the American Board of Professional Psychology's Distinguished Service Award to the Profession of Psychology. He is Past-President of the Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, past Editor of several journals including Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice and Behavior Therapy, and currently Editor in Chief of the "Treatments that Work" series for Oxford University Press as well as the forthcoming Handbook of Clinical Psychology. He was a member of the DSM-IV Task Force of the American Psychiatric Association, and a Co-Chair of the Work Group for revising the anxiety disorder categories. He is also a Diplomat in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology and maintains a private practice.