Jesse McCann, B.S.
Research Assistant, Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety
Jesse McCann, B.S. graduated from the University of Delaware in 2018 with honors and distinction in his major in Psychology and minor in Spanish. As an undergraduate, he worked in multiple research labs in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, investigating processes of change in CBT and BAT for depression, moderators of cognitive and emotional brain processes as they relate to OCD, and productive and unproductive processing of attachment injuries and their implications for adult psychopathology. At the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania, Jesse manages several studies surrounding treatment of PTSD, habit learning in OCD, and the phenomenology of anxiety symptoms. Jesse joined the CTSA to become more involved in the research process and to build his knowledge of statistical analyses using different platforms. He plans to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and is primarily interested in understanding processes/mechanisms of change in evidence-based treatments for anxiety and related disorders and improving their dissemination.