Dr. Weisberg's research interests are anxiety disorders, mental and behavioral health treatment in general medical settings, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dissemination and implementation of evidence-based care, and sexual and reproductive health. Her current work focuses on developing cognitive-behavioral treatments specifically for application in general medical settings, and on examining the nature and course of anxiety disorders in various populations.
Risa B. Weisberg, PhD, is an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and the Department of Family Medicine at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She is also Co-Director of the Brown University Program for Anxiety Research and Co-Director of Behavioral Health Research at the Center for Primary Care and Prevention. Dr. Weisberg is a graduate of Tufts University (BA) and the University at Albany, State University of New York (PhD in clinical psychology). She completed a predoctoral internship and a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University. Dr. Weisberg is a past recipient of an NIH Career Development Award which sought to adapt efficacious, cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety disorders to primary care settings. Currently, she is PI on an NIH-funded project developing a behavioral treatment for depression in primary care patients with chronic low back pain. She is Co-PI of the Harvard-Brown Anxiety Research Project (HARP - NIH-funded) and of the Primary Care Anxiety Project (PCAP - industry-funded) both of which are longitudinal, naturalistic follow-up studies of patients with anxiety disorders. HARP has a focus on cross-cultural representations and course of anxiety, and PCAP examines course and treatment of anxiety in primary care patients. Her primary areas of research interest are the integration of mental and behavioral health care in primary care settings and dissemination and implementation of evidence-based mental health treatments.
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