Healthcare Providers

Dr. Marni Jacob

Dr. Marni Jacob is a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at the USF Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia in 2012. Dr. Jacob's clinical and research activities focus on anxiety disorders, with a particular emphasis on obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders (e.g., Trichotillomania, Tic Disorders). She works with children, adolescents, and adults and specializes in cognitive-behavioral treatment, including exposure therapy for anxiety and phobias, exposure and response prevention for OCD, and habit reversal training.

Education and Training

  • B.S. - University of Florida; Psychology, 2006
  • M.S. - University of Georgia; Clinical Psychology, 2010
  • Clinical Internship - University of Florida Health Sciences Center - Child/Pediatric Track; 2011-2012
  • Ph.D. - University of Georgia; Clinical Psychology, 2012

Scholarly Activity and Interests

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders (including Tourette’s Syndrome, Tic disorders, and Trichotillomania)
  • Anxiety disorders (e.g., Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias) and Selective Mutism
  • Emotional functioning, social functioning, and quality of life in children with anxiety disorders
  • Identifying predictor(s) of improving treatment outcomes for adults and children.

Selected Publications

  • Jacob, M. L., Suveg, C., & Shaffer, A. (2013). Developmentally-Sensitive Behavioral Treatment of a Four-Year-Old, Korean Female with Selective Mutism. Clinical Case Studies, 12, 335-347.
    Sulkowski, M. L., Jacob, M. L., & Storch, E. A. (2013). Exposure and Response Prevention and Habit Reversal Training: Commonalities, Differential Use, and Combined Applications. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 43, 179-185.
  • Jacob, M. L., & Storch, E.A. (2013). Postpartum Anxiety Disorders. Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction, 2, 63-68.
  • Jacob, M. L., & Storch, E. A. (2013). Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Review for Nursing Professionals. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 26, 138-148.
  • Jacob, M. L., Morelen, D., Suveg, C., Brown, A., & Whiteside, S. P. (2012). Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Factors that Differentiate Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and other Anxiety Disorders in Youth. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping: An International Journal, 25, 229-237.
  • Herring, M. P., Jacob, M. L., Suveg, C., Dishman, R. K., & O’Connor, P. J. (2011). Feasibility of Exercise Training for the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 81, 21-28.
  • Jacob, M. L., Thomassin, K., Morelen, D., & Suveg, C. (2011). Emotion Regulation in Youth with Anxiety Disorders. In D. McKay and E.A. Storch (Eds.), Handbook of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents. New York, NY, US: Springer Science + Business Media, pp.171-185.
  • Suveg, C., Jacob, M. L., & Thomassin, K. (2009). Generalized anxiety disorder in youth. In E.A. Storch and L.J. Garcia-Lopez (Eds.), Psicologia Conductual: Special Issue on Advances in Evidence-based Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety, 17, 41-66.
  • Storch, E. A., Merlo, L. J., Lehmkuhl, H., Geffken, G. R., Jacob, M., Ricketts, E., Murphy, T. K., & Goodman, W. K. (2008). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: A non-randomized comparison of intensive and weekly approaches. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22, 1146-1158.
  • Storch, E. A., Merlo, L. J., Larson, M. J., Fernandez, M., Jacob, M. L., Geffken, G. R., Grabill, K., Murphy, T. K., & Goodman, W. K. (2007). Family Accommodation in Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 36, 207-216.