Psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated)
Sherry A. Beaudreau, Ph.D., ABPP, is a licensed psychologist board certified in geropsychology. She serves as the Co-Director of the national VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment and as a Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. She also has an honorary appointment at University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her clinical psychology internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and a research postdoctoral fellowship at the VAPHCS Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC).
Dr. Beaudreau's clinical and clinical research interests focus primarily on understanding the relationship between late-life anxiety and cognitive impairment, and applying that knowledge to interventions aimed at reducing anxiety in older adults with varying cognitive abilities. She has published in such journals as Psychology and Aging, American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Journals of Gerontology, and Journal of Anxiety Disorders. In 2010 she was awarded an Alzheimer's Association New Investigator Research Grant to examine the impact of anxiety and depressive symptoms on cognitive impairment and decline in older adults. She received a 2012 ISTAART New Investigator Research Award from the Neuropsychiatric Syndromes in Neurodegenerative Professional Interest Area. She is a Fellow in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America.
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 2019, will be contributed to build, develop, and further the understanding, investigation, discovery, and treatment of the full spectrum of anxiety and related disorders.