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Edna B. Foa

Professor of Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry
Graduate Group Affiliations

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3535 Market Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 746-3327
Fax: 215-746-3311
B.A. (Psychology, Literature)
Bar Ilan University , 1962.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology and Personality)
University of Missouri, 1970.
M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
University of Illinois , 1970.
Post-Graduate Training
NIMH Postdoctoral Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Temple University Medical School, 1971-1972.
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Description of Research Expertise

Edna B. Foa, Ph.D. is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Personality, from University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1970. Dr. Foa devoted her academic career to study the psychopathology and treatment of anxiety disorders, primarily obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social phobia and is currently one of the world leading experts in these areas.

Selected Publications

Freeman, J.F., Choate-Summers, M.L., Garcia, A.M., Moore, P.S., Sapyta, J.J., Khanna, M.S., March, J.S., Foa, E.B., & Franklin, M.E. : The Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Treatment Study II: rationale, design and methods. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 3(4): 1-15, 2009.

Foa, E.B., Coles, M., Huppert, J.D., Pasupulet, R.V & Franklin, M.E. : Development and validation of a child version of the Obsessive Compulsive Inventory (OCI-CV). Behavior Research and Therapy 2009.

Hajcak, G. Franklin, M.E., Foa, E.B., & Simons, R.F.: Increased error-related brain activity in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder before and after treatment. American Journal of Psychiatry 165(1): 116-123, 2008.

Ulrich, O., Cahill, S.P., & Foa, E.B., & Maercker, A.: Anger and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder symptoms in Crime Victims: A Longitudinal Analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 76(2): 208-218, 2008.

Simpson, H.B., Maher, M., Page, J.R., Franklin, M.E., & Foa, E.B. : Development of a Patient Adherence Scale for Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy. Behavior Therapy 2008.

Simpson HB. Petkova E. Cheng J. Huppert J. Foa E. Liebowitz MR. : Statistical choices can affect inferences about treatment efficacy: a case study from obsessive-compulsive disorder research. [Comparative Study. Journal Article. Multicenter Study. Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural] Journal of Psychiatric Research 42(8): 631-638, 2008.

Huppert JD. Strunk DR. Ledley DR. Davidson JR. Foa EB.: Generalized social anxiety disorder and avoidant personality disorder: structural analysis and treatment outcome. Depression & Anxiety 25(5): 441-448, 2008.

Simpson HB. Foa EB. Liebowitz MR. Ledley DR. Huppert JD. Cahill S. Vermes D. Schmidt AB. Hembree E. Franklin M. Campeas R. Hahn CG. Petkova E. : (2008) A randomized, controlled trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy for augmenting pharmacotherapy in obsessive-compulsive disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry 165(5): 621-630, 2008.

Simon NM. Connor KM. Lang AJ. Rauch S. Krulewicz S. LeBeau RT. Davidson JR. Stein MB. Otto MW. Foa EB. Pollack MH.: Paroxetine CR augmentation for posttraumatic stress disorder refractory to prolonged exposure therapy. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 69(3): 400-405, 2008.

Simpson HB. Zuckoff A. Page JR. Franklin ME. Foa EB.: Adding motivational interviewing to exposure and ritual prevention for obsessive-compulsive disorder: an open pilot trial. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 37(1): 38-49, 2008.

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