Dr. Jessica Maples-Keller is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She works with the Emory Veteran's Program, with mentorship from Dr. Barbara O. Rothbaum, and at the Grady Trauma Project, with mentorship from Drs. Tanja Jovanovic and Kerry Ressler. Dr. Maples-Keller's research interests involve using translational models of fear and anxiety and biological models to identify safe and effective pharmacological and behavioral ways to improve outcomes within exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other anxiety disorders. She is also interested in factors that confer risk or impact treatment response within exposure therapy and early interventions for secondary prevention of PTSD. She received her B.S. from the University of South Carolina and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia under the direction of Joshua D. Miller. Dr. Maples-Keller is an active member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She was the recipient of the 2017 Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award from the ADAA.
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.