Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety
Alissa Jerud, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jerud received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell University and her Master's and Doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from The University of Washington. While at the University of Washington, she completed a two-year advanced clinical practicum in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) under the supervision of DBT’s creator, Dr. Marsha Linehan. She joined the CTSA in 2016 after completing her predoctoral internship at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.
Dr. Jerud's research focuses on optimizing PTSD treatment and on the effects of parental anxiety-related disorders on children. Clinically, Dr. Jerud specializes in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD, Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention for OCD, cognitive-behavioral treatments for social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety, and DBT skills training.
Grants and Funding: We proudly support the research and programs of 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and institutions such as: the Anxiety Disorders program of the Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles; the Pacific Institute of Medical Research; the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred); and SchoolsForHope.org, an iFred educational project. Working with these partners enables Anxiety.org to extend its commitment to its mission. All the donations received, as well as 100% of Anxiety.org revenue in 2018, will be contributed to build, develop, and further the understanding, investigation, discovery, and treatment of the full spectrum of anxiety and related disorders.