Bunmi Olatunji, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Interim Dean, Vanderbilt University Graduate School

VKC Member

Overview of Interests

Dr. Olatunji’s primary research interest lies in cognitive behavioral theory, assessment, and therapy for anxiety disorders. He is particularly interested in the role of basic emotions other than fear in the etiology of anxiety pathology. His current research employs basic descriptive and experimental psychopathology methodology to examine the relationship between the experience of disgust and specific anxiety disorder symptoms, including in pediatric chronic abdominal pain.