Welcome New Faculty, Fall 2019
Julie Feldman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Practice
Julie Feldman earned a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Washington in 1995. She then moved to Tucson to complete post-doctoral respecialization in Clinical Psychology at the University of Arizona, and has been on the faculty ever since. She is an innovative teacher of both large and small undergraduate and graduate level courses. She developed and has taught a graduate course on Teaching of Psychology for 23 years. She is director of the LifeSTEP (Life Skills Training Enhancement Program) program for undergraduates providing skills training and mentorship services for children with emotional and behavior problems for 19 years. She coordinates the Clinical Psychology externship program, supervises psychology interns in the psychiatry department, and teaches psychotherapy to graduate students. Her clinical interests are in the areas of anxiety and depression. Dr. Feldman completed her clinical psychology internship at the Tucson VA Medical Center, and has been a licensed clinical psychologist in Arizona since 2002. She was a board member of the Southern Arizona Psychology Association for 13 years. She and her husband (Keith Dveirin, MD, a pediatrician) have two daughters, ages 18 and 21.
Daniel Taylor, Ph.D., Professor, Clinical
I am honored and excited to be joining the University of Arizona Department of Psychology within the Clinical Psychology Program. I trained at clinical scientist programs in graduate school at the University of Memphis and on internship at the Brown University Medical School Consortium and my primary areas of research are clearly in the clinical scientist domain (i.e., treatment outcome research, refining and elaborating current treatments for comorbid populations, developing and testing new assessments, and etiological research with clinical populations). So, I am thrilled with the opportunity to work with students and departmental colleagues who share my interests and passion for clinical science. Dick Bootzin, Ph.D., has always been a role model for me, being a founding father of both Behavioral Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science, and it is a privilege to be able to follow in his footsteps. I am a licensed psychologist and am board certified in both Sleep Medicine and Behavioral Sleep Medicine. My research focuses primarily on the epidemiology and treatment of comorbid sleep disorders, primarily insomnia, nightmares, and circadian rhythm disorders. My lab utilizes state of the science assessment and treatments of these sleep disorders and I am very happy to be joining a dream team of sleep researchers at the University of Arizona. I am also excited to develop new collaborations in identifying more objective (e.g., neurologic, metabolomic, and cardiovascular) consequences of and improvements after treatment of insomnia and other sleep disorders.