Anu Asnaani

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Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Foreign Visitors Liaison, Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Hiring Officer for Faculty Appointments and Post-Doctoral Positions, Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Summer Session Teaching Appointment, Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Associate Director, Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety
3535 Market Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
B.Sc. (Psychology)
Brown University, 2007.
M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
Boston University, 2008.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
Boston University, 2013.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Emotion regulation, treatment outcome in anxiety disorders, mechanisms of treatment and exploration of secondary outcomes of treatment, integration of technology in CBT treatment and training

Selected Publications

Kaczkurkin, A.N., Asnaani, A., Zhong, J., & Foa, E.B.: The moderating effect of state anger on treatment outcome in female adolescents with PTSD. Journal of Traumatic Stress 29(4): 325-331, 2016.

Chandra, R.M., Arora, L., Mehta, U.M., Asnaani, A., & Radhakrishnan, R.: Asian Indians in America: The influence of values and culture on mental health Asian Journal of Psychiatry 22: 202-209, 2016.

Zandberg, L., Rosenfield, D., McLean, C.P., Powers, M., Asnaani, A., & Foa, E.B: Predictors and moderators of alcohol use in PTSD. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 84(1): 43-56, 2016.

Kaczkurkin, A.N., Asnaani, A., Hall-Clark, B., Peterson, A.L., Yarvis, J.S., Foa, E.B., & the STRONG STAR Consortium. : Ethnic and racial differences in clinically relevant symptoms in active duty military personnel with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders 43: 90-98, 2016.

Nickerson, A., Garber, B., Ahmed, O., Asnaani, A., Cheung, J., Hofmann, S. G., Huynh, L., Liddell, B. J., Litz, B. T., Pajak, R. & Bryant, R. A. : Emotional suppression in torture survivors: Relationship to posttraumatic stress symptoms and trauma-related negative affect. Psychiatry Research 242: 233-239, 2016.

Asnaani, A.: Disseminating and Implementing Evidence-Based Treatments Effectively: Successes, Pitfalls, and Paving the Way to the Future. Chair of panel discussion at the 49th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL November 2015.

Weisberg, R.B., Fuchs, C., Asnaani, A., Schofield, C.A., & Beard, C.: A pilot study of attention and interpretation modification for panic disorder Paper presented at the 49th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL November 2015.

Pachankis, J., Hong, J.J., Asnaani, A., McNeil, D.W., Sawyer, B: Addressing minority stress in CBT: Considerations for diverse populations. Invited panelist in panel at the 49th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL November 2015.

Nickerson, A., Garber, B., Liddell, B., Litz, B., Hofmann, S., Asnaani, A., Ahmed, O., Cheung, J., Huynh, L., Pajak, R., Bryant, R. : Impact of cognitive reappraisal and emotion suppression on affect, heart rate and intrusive memories in traumatized refugees Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, New Orleans, LA November 2015.

Alpert, E., Asnaani, A., McLean, C.P., Kaczkurkin, A., Simpson, H.B., & Foa, E.B.: The Utility of the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale and Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory–Revised for Predicting Quality of Life in OCD. Poster presented at the 49th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL November 2015.

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