Entry Year


Major Area of Study

Experimental Psychopathology


Nader Amir, PhD



Phone Number

(619) 229-3740

Research Interests

Jennie’s research is focused on understanding mechanisms explaining the development and maintenance of anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders so as to target these mechanisms more directly in treatment. Jennie is also interested in the role of parents in understanding and intervening upon these mechanisms in youth populations.

Representative Publications
  • Kuckertz, J. M., Strege, M. V., Amir, N. (2016). Intolerance for approach of ambiguity in social anxiety disorder. Cognition and Emotion. Advance online publication. doi:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02699931.2016.1145105

  • Kuckertz, J. M., Carmona, A. R., Chang, S. W., Piacentini, J., & Amir, N. (2015). Factors predicting youth anxiety severity: Preliminary support for a standardized behavioral assessment of parental and youth avoidance behaviors. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 29, 212-229. doi: 10.1891/0889-8391.29.3.212

  • Kuckertz, J. M., & Amir, N. (2015). Attention bias modification for anxiety and phobias: Current status and future directions. Current Psychiatry Reports, 17, 1-8. doi: 10.1007/s11920-014-0545-x

  • Kuckertz, J. M., Amir, N., Boffa, J., Warren, C. K., Rindt, S. E. M., Norman, S., Ram, V.,…Webb-Murphy, J. (2014). The effectiveness of an attention bias modification program as an adjunctive treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 63, 25-35. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2014.09.002

  • Kuckertz, J. M., Gildebrant, E., Liliequist, B., Karlström, P., Väppling, C., Bodlund, O.,…Carlbring, P. (2014). Moderation and mediation of the effect of attention training in social anxiety disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 53, 30-40. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2013.12.003

  • Kuckertz, J. M., Amir, N., Tobin, A. C. & Najmi, S. (2013). Interpretation of ambiguity in individuals with obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 232-241. doi:10.1007/s10608-012-9478-z

  • Individual Predoctoral NRSA, National Institute of Mental Health: F31 MH107176-01, 2015-2018; Project Title: Behavioral and Neurobiological Mechanisms of Treatment Response in Pediatric OCD PI: Jennie Kuckertz; Sponsor: Nader Amir, Ph.D.
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program 2017
  • SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program Dorathe Frick Memorial Award 2015
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Jennie Kuckertz CV