Lily Anna Brown, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety
3535 Market Street Suite 600 N
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2157463346
B.S. (Psychology)
Drexel University, 2008.
M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
University of California, Los Angeles, 2011.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology and Learning and Behavior Psychology)
University of California, Los Angeles, 2016.
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Description of Research Expertise

Anxiety Disorders, Suicide, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Selected Publications

Simon, S., Narine, K., Tyler, J., & Brown, L.: The Relationship between Social Anxiety and Self-Construal. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Atlanta, GA. November 2019 Notes: Poster to be presented by co-author who was mentored by Dr. Brown.

Narine, K., & Brown, L.: The Association between Suicide Ideation and Interpersonal Trauma Exposure Among Anxious Patients. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. November 2019 Notes: Poster to be presented by co-author who was mentored by Dr. Brown.

Brown, L.A., McLean, C.P., Zang, Y., Zandberg, L., Mintz, J., Yarvis, J.S., Litz, B.T., Peterson, A.L., Bryan, C.J., Fina, B., Petersen, J., Dondanville, K.A., Roache, J.D., Young-McCaughan, S., Foa, E.B., For the STRONG STAR CONSORTIUM : Does Prolonged Exposure Increase Suicide Risk? Results from an Active Duty Military Sample. Behaviour Research and Therapy 118: 87-93, Apr 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2019.04.003.

Farris, S., Aston, E.R., Leyro, T., Brown, L.A., & Zvolensky, M.R.: Distress Intolerance and Smoking Topography in the Context of a Biological Challenge. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 21(5): 568-575, Apr 17, 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1093/ntr/nty167.

Brown, L.A., Zandberg, L.J., Foa, E.B.: Mechanisms of Change in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Implications for Clinical Practice. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration 29(1): 6-14, March 2019 Notes:

Brown, L.A., Young, K., Davies, C.D., Niles, A.N., Torre, J., Burklund, L., Goldin, P., Lieberman, M.D., Saxbe, DE & Craske, M.G. : Self-referential processing during observation of a speech performance task in social anxiety disorder from pre- to post-treatment: Evidence of disrupted neural activation. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 284: 13-20, Feb 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2018.12.017.

Brown, L.A., Contractor, A.A., Benhamou, K.B.: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clusters and Suicidal Ideation. Psychiatry Research 270: 238-245, December 2018 Notes:

Gerber, M., Frankfurt, S.B., Contractor, A.A., Oudshoorn, K., Dranger, P. & Brown, L.A. : Influence of Multiple Types of Traumatic Events on Mental Health Outcomes: Does Count Matter? Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 40(4): 645–654, December 2018.

Pincus, L. E., Wakschal, E., McCann, J., Foa, E. B., Brown, L. A.: The Relationship Between Skin Conductance Response (SCR) and PTSD Symptom Reduction in 60 versus 90 Minutes of Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, Washington, D.C. Nov 2018 Notes: Poster presented by co-author mentored by Dr. Brown.

Brown, L.A., Wakschal, E., Russman-Block, S., Boisseau, C.L., Mancebo, M.C., Eisen, J.L. & Rasmussen, S.A.: Directionality of change in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and suicidal ideation over six years in a naturalistic clinical sample. Journal of Affective Disorders 245: 841-847, Nov 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2018.11.006.

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Last updated: 10/11/2019
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