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Sarah Jessup

Research Area: Clinical Science

Exposure, anxiety, OCD, specific phobias

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Representative Publications

Jessup, S. C., Blakey, S. M., & Abramowitz, J. S. (in press). Anxiety sensitivity and posttraumatic stress symptoms in sexual assault survivors. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic.

Jessup, S. C., Tomarken, A., Viar-Paxton, M., & Olatunji, B. O. (2020). Effects of repeated exposure to fearful and disgusting stimuli on fear renewal in blood-injection-injury phobia. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2020.102272

Cox, R. C., Jessup, S. C., & Olatunji, B. O. (2019). Executive dysfunction and emotion dysregulation explain the effects of insomnia symptoms on repetitive negative thinking: A prospective serial mediation model. Cognitive Therapy and Research. doi:10.1007/s10608-019-10033-y

Blakey, S. M., Abramowitz, J. S., Buchholz, J. L., Jessup, S. C., Jacoby, R. J., Reuman, L., & Pentel, K. Z. (2019). A randomized controlled trial of the judicious use of safety behaviors during exposure therapy. Behaviour Research and Therapy 112, 28-35. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2018.11.010

Jessup, S. C., Knowles, K. A., Berg, H., & Olatunji, B. O. (2018). Anger rumination is not uniquely characteristic of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Personality and Individual Differences. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2018.09.011.

Knowles, K. A., Jessup, S. C., & Olatunji, B. O. (2018). Disgust in anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders: Recent findings and future directions. Current Psychiatry Reports20(9). doi:10.1007/s11920-018-0936-5.

Cox, R. C., Jessup, S. C., & Olatunji, B. O. (2018). Sleep disturbance in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Preliminary evidence for a mechanistic relationship. Current Sleep Medicine Reports, 4, 89-93. doi:10.1007/s40675-018-0109-4.


2020    Gayle Fambrough Fellowship Award, Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University

2020    Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) Award

2017    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Undergraduate Travel Grant

2017    Buckley Public Service Scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2016    Honors Scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill