Academic Title
Major Area(s) of Study
Professor in Residence UCSD Experimental Psychopathology
Address 858-552-8585 Ext.2752 3350 La Jolla Village Drive / VMRF Building, Room 206A / San Diego, CA 92161
Graduate Institution

University of Southern California

Research Description

Geropsychology; interventions for anxiety and depression in older adults; biological and neurocognitive effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and exercise in older adults.

Representative Publications
  • Wetherell, J. L., Petkus, A. J., Thorp, S. R., Stein, M. B., Chavira, D. A., Campbell-Sills, L., Craske, M. G., Sherbourne, C., Bystritsky, A., Sullivan, G., & Roy-Byrne, P. (in press). Age differences in treatment response to a collaborative care intervention for anxiety disorders. British Journal of Psychiatry.

  • Wetherell, J. L., Petkus, A. J., White, K. S., Nguyen, H., Kornblith, S., Andreescu, C., Zisook, S., & Lenze, E. J. (in press). Antidepressant medication augmented with cognitive behavioral therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder in older adults. American Journal of Psychiatry.

  • Wetherell, J. L., Afari, N., Rutledge, T., Sorrell, J. T., Stoddard, J. A., Petkus, A. J., Solomon, B. C., Lehman, D. H., Liu, L., Lang, A. J., & Atkinson, J. H. (2011). A randomized, controlled trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for chronic pain. Pain, 152, 2098-2107.


Drs. Catherine Ayers / Niloo Afari