Dr. Beard is a graduate of the University at Georgia (B.S., M.S., PhD in clinical psychology). She completed a predoctoral internship and a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University. She joined Mclean Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 2012, but remains an adjunct faculty member at Brown. Dr. Beard's primary areas of research interest are delineating cognitive mechanisms underlying anxiety and translating this knowledge into innovative treatments. She is a past recipient of an NIH Post-Doctoral Fellowship grant, in which she tested a Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) computerized treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder. Currently, Dr. Beard is an Investigator on a number of grants to develop CBM interventions for a range of disorders and settings, such as primary care.