Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Clinical Staff

Alissa Jerud, Ph.D. Alissa Jerud, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., 2016
University of Washington
ajerud@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

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. She 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 under the mentorship of Dr. Lori Zoellner.  As a graduate student, she was awarded the American Psychological Foundation’s Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship to support her pre-doctoral research examining the effects of parental anxiety-related disorders on children’s abilities to distinguish between cues of danger and safety. Dr. Jerud completed her clinical internship at the VA Pittsburgh before joining the CTSA in 2016. Clinically, Dr. Jerud specializes in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD, Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention for OCD, and cognitive-behavioral treatments for social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety.


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