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Sarah Jessup


Research Area: Clinical Science


Exposure, inhibitory learning, anxiety, OCD

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Representative Publications

Jessup, S. C., & Olatunji, B. O. (2022). Effects of confronting the feared outcome during exposure therapy on the return of fear: An analogue study. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 76. doi:10.1016/j.jbtep.2022.101747  

Cox, R. C., Jessup, S. C., & Olatunji, B. O. (2022). The effects of worry proneness on diurnal anxiety: An ecological momentary assessment approach. Personality and Individual Differences. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2022.111529

Jessup, S. C., Cox, R. C., & Olatunji, B. O. (2021). Differential effects of attention control domains on the association between rumination and PTSD symptoms in trauma exposed veterans. Personality and Individual Differences, 178. doi:10.1016/j.paid.110886

Jessup, S. C., Blakey, S. M., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2020). Anxiety sensitivity and posttraumatic stress symptoms in sexual assault survivors. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 84(3), 197-213. doi:10.1521/bumc.2020.84.3.197

Cox, R. C., Jessup, S. C., Luber, M. J., & Olatunji, B. O. (2020). Pre-pandemic disgust proneness predicts increased coronavirus anxiety and safety behaviors: Evidence for a diathesis-stress model. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 76. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2020.102315

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, 74. 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, 43, 995-1004. 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, 140, 10-14. 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.


Honors

2022    Gayle Fambrough Fellowship Award – Vanderbilt University

2022    Summer Research Award – Vanderbilt University

2022    Graduate School Travel Grant – Vanderbilt University

2022    Russell G. Hamilton Professional Development and Training Grant 

2021    American Psychological Association APF/COGDOP Graduate Student Research Scholarship

2021    Vanderbilt University Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Mentor Award

2021    Vanderbilt University Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Award 

2021    Gayle Fambrough Fellowship Award–Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University

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

2020    Vanderbilt University Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Award

2017    Undergraduate Research Travel Award – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2017    Graduate with Distinction – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

2016    Honors Scholar – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill