Dr. Weersing is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Anxiety and Mood Program (ChAAMP) at San Diego State University (SDSU) and a Professor in the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at SDSU and UC San Diego. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2000 from UCLA and completed her clinical and postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Weersing’s research centers on the development of efficient and effective interventions to prevent the onset and treat the occurrence of anxiety and depression in youth. Dr. Weersing and her lab have sought to probe the effectiveness of usual community care services for internalizing youth, to understand the effects of established evidence-based interventions for these conditions when tested in the settings and samples of active healthcare practice, and to improve the quality of care for internalizing youths by developing novel, efficient interventions targeting core transdiagnostic mechanisms of action across these disorders. Her program of work has been funded by research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and acknowledged with numerous awards and fellowships including recognition from the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, and the William T. Grant Foundation.