About Us

Welcome to the Duke Center for Misophonia and Emotion Regulation (CMER)


Our group at CMER is dedicated to research, education, and clinical care for people with Misophonia and difficulties regulating emotions.

With the support of generous philanthropy, Duke University, and research grants, we have launched a one-of-a-kind program in the United States with the goal of advancing research, education and treatment for those with Misophonia. In our Center, we will conduct cutting-edge research designed to determine the underlying causes and treatments for those with Misophonia.

With support from Dr. Jennifer Brout, we were founded in the late 2000's as the Duke Sensory Processing and Emotion Regulation Program. Through tireless advocacy and support from Dr. Brout, the International Misophonia Research Network, individual donors, and, most recently, an anonymous family, we have now matured into the Duke CMER. It is an exciting time to be involved with and support research on Misophonia.

About Our Team



The Center for Misophonia and Emotion Regulation (CMER) is housed within the Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

We are dedicated to understanding the causes and developing treatments for Misophonia and problems with emotion regulation.

As psychologists, we use a clinical science approach to our work:

  • Learning from our patients about what research to conduct AND
  • Learning from our research about what kind of clinical interventions might be needed

The Duke Center for Misophonia and Emotion Regulation is part of:

Our Center collaborates across the university and with colleagues in other institutions.

Interested in learning more? Contact us with questions.

Download the Duke Center for Misophonia and Emotion Regulation program document.