Renee Thompson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis and a licensed clinical psychologist. She graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed a clinical psychology internship at the Charleston Consortium Psychology Training Program in South Carolina. Before joining Washington University in St. Louis, she completed a National Institutes of Health-funded postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her research centers on understanding the everyday emotional experience in individuals with depressive psychopathology. She uses multi-method approaches to examine emotional instability and other temporal dynamics of emotional experience. She is also interested in how components of emotion regulation affect the emotional experience of depressed, anxious, and healthy samples.