ADAA 2021 Member Recognition Awardees

Recognizing ADAA Members

The ADAA Awards Program recognizes member participation and commitment to the association and to the community.

2021 Member of Distinction Award

This award recognizes a mid-career or senior clinician or researcher who advances the mission of ADAA through significant service and commitment to the organization and its membership.

Adriana Feder, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 




2021 Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award

To honor the memory and lifework of Jerilyn Ross, cofounder of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and president from 1985 to 2010, this award will acknowledge a professional who exemplifies excellence and outstanding advocacy for patient education and care, training, and research.

Richa Bhatia, MD
Santa Rosa Community Health, California 




2021 Special Recognition Award

Each year at the ADAA annual conference, we select members for their participation and commitment to the association and to the public and professional communities.

Lauren P. Wadsworth, PhD
Genesee Valley Institute of Psychology




Briana Woods-Jaeger, PhD
Emory University




2021 Emerging Leader Award

A new award category launched in 2019, this award honors up to three early career professional members for outstanding service and commitment to advancing ADAA’s professional and/or public mission. 

Alexandra Bettis, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center



Amanda W. Baker, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School