Edna B Foa, PhD, a professor at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University and director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, is an internationally renowned authority on the psychopathology and treatment of anxiety.
Her commitment to delineating etiological frameworks and targeted treatment has been highly influential. She is one of the leading experts in the areas of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and phobias. The program she developed for rape victims is considered to be the most effective therapy for post-trauma sequelae.
She has published several books and more than 100 articles and book chapters, has lectured extensively around the world, and was the chair of the OCD work group and co-chair of the PTSD work group for DSM-IV. Dr. Foa has received numerous awards and honours, including the Fulbright Distinguished Professor Award, the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association and the first annual Outstanding Research Contribution Award from the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy.