Edna B. Foa

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States 
"Edna Foa"

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.

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Elizabeth Alpert research assistant
Dianne L. Chambless grad student Penn
Jason S. Moser grad student University of Pennsylvania Medical School (SPRtree)
David P. Valentiner grad student
Nuwan Jayawickreme grad student 2010 Penn
Jonathan Huppert post-doc (PsychTree)
Richard J. McNally post-doc Penn
Jonathan S. Abramowitz post-doc 2000 Penn
Yinyin Zang post-doc 2014-2015 Penn (PsychTree)
Yinyin Zang post-doc 2015-2016 Penn
Bart D. Brigidi research scientist Duke
Yinyin Zang research scientist 2014- Penn (PsychTree)
Mark B. Powers research scientist 2010 University of Pennsylvania Medical School (PsychTree)
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McLean CP, Foa EB. (2024) State of the Science: Prolonged exposure therapy for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress
Bryan CJ, Butner JE, Tabares JV, et al. (2024) A dynamical systems analysis of change in PTSD symptoms, depression symptoms, and suicidal ideation among military personnel during treatment for PTSD. Journal of Affective Disorders. 350: 125-132
Tyler J, Gallagher T, Wheaton MG, et al. (2023) Predictors of clinical worsening during a discontinuation trial of serotonin reuptake inhibitors for obsessive compulsive disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 101: 102805
Wheaton MG, Rosenfield B, Rosenfield D, et al. (2023) Predictors of EX/RP alone versus EX/RP with medication for adults with OCD: does medication status moderate outcomes? Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. 39
Alpert E, Hayes AM, Foa EB. (2023) Examining emotional processing theory and predictors of outcome in prolonged exposure for PTSD. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 167: 104341
Kim H, Wheaton MG, Foa EB, et al. (2023) Identifying trajectories of symptom change in adults with obsessive compulsive disorder receiving exposure and response prevention therapy. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 96: 102711
Reger GM, Smolenski D, Williams R, et al. (2023) Design and methods of a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of the PE coach mobile application on prolonged exposure among veterans with PTSD. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 107115
Stanley IH, Marx BP, Fina BA, et al. (2023) Psychometric Properties of the Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors Interview-Short Form Among U.S. Active Duty Military Service Members and Veterans. Assessment. 10731911221143979
Peterson AL, Blount TH, Foa EB, et al. (2023) Massed vs Intensive Outpatient Prolonged Exposure for Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Jama Network Open. 6: e2249422
Bredemeier K, Larsen S, Shivakumar G, et al. (2022) A comparison of prolonged exposure therapy, pharmacotherapy, and their combination for PTSD: What works best and for whom; study protocol for a randomized trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 119: 106850
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