Dr. Sibrava earned his B.A. from The Ohio State University in Psychology and Criminology, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. Following his graduate studies, Dr. Sibrava completed an NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University Medical School, and was Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown before joining the faculty of Baruch College.
Dr. Sibrava’s research focuses on the factors that contribute to the cause, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety and related disorders. His research explores neurobiological, cognitive, developmental, interpersonal, and sociocultural variables that underlie pathological anxiety and present barriers to recovery. His recent work includes studies examining the role of race, ethnicity, and culture as risk factors for developing anxiety disorders, cognitive factors that serve to maintain pathological anxiety, and interpersonal dynamics that may facilitate or hinder recovery in psychotherapy. Dr. Sibrava has received support from the National Institute of Mental Health, and maintains an active research program in pursuit of a greater understanding of anxiety and related disorders, as well as improved interventions for these conditions.