Dr. McHugh is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Psychologist in the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse at McLean Hospital. She engages in a program of clinical and translational research focusing on the nature and treatment of anxiety and substance use disorders. She is particularly interested in the study of affective vulnerability factors, such as distress intolerance and stress reactivity, that are common across psychological disorders, with a focus on those that can be modified with treatment. Additionally, Dr. McHugh conducts research on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments, with a particular focus on behavioral therapies. She has published more than 100 manuscripts and book chapters as well as an edited book published by Oxford University Press. Dr. McHugh is a recipient of a number of awards, including the David Shakow Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution to Clinical Psychology and the Theodore Blau Early Career Award for Outstanding Contribution to Professional Clinical Psychology.Her current research is funded by grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She serves on several journal editorial boards and is an Associate Editor of Behavior Therapy. Dr. McHugh is also a practicing psychologist and specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy for depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.