Faculty Profile: Nicholas J. Sibrava, Ph.D.

Nicholas J. Sibrava, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)
Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Work: 401-455-6484
Broadly defined, my professional interests lie in clinical research focused on understanding the cognitive, emotional, interpersonal, and developmental mechanisms of anxiety disorders and their effective treatment. I am especially interested in the integration of basic and clinical research strategies, with a focus on translating research on key processes and mechanisms into innovative interventions for treating pathological anxiety.


Dr. Sibrava completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University in 2009, and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University Medical School in 2011. He currently serves as the Project Director of the Brown Longitudinal Obsessive Compulsive Study. His primary research interests include the interpersonal, developmental, and neurobiological factors that contribute to the development and persistence of anxiety disorders, as well as the translation of basic research to inform the development and refinement of psychosocial treatments for anxiety.


American Psychological Association
Association for the Advancement of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Funded Research

R01MH60218 (Rasmussen,PI) 9/01/06 – 1/31/2012, NIMH
Longitudinal Prospective Study of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder