University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Payne received her doctoral training at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University where she specialized in the development of transdiagnostic treatment approaches for emotional disorders. During her time there, she co-authored the Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (Barlow et al., 2011) and developed her own line of research exploring the role of emotional regulation across the emotional disorders. She completed her clinical internship at the West Los Angeles Veteran’s Hospital in 2007 and received her postdoctoral training at the Pediatric Pain Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. As a postdoc, Dr. Payne was awarded an NIH National Research Service Award to explore the relationship of emotion regulation to chronic pain. She received the UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Postdoctoral Research in 2010 and in 2013, Dr. Payne was awarded funding from the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute to support her work exploring central pain mechanisms in adolescent girls and young women with primary dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps). In 2014, she received a grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to continue this work. Dr. Payne has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented her work at national and international conferences.