Professional Service

  • Oxford University Press. Role: Associate Editor. ABCT Clinical Practice Series. 04/30/2021 - present
  • Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Role: Member and student grant reviewer. Research Facilitation Committee. 03/17/2021 - present
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Role: Member. Continuing Education Committee. 11/20/2020 - present
  • Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. Role: Invited Editorial Board Member. Peer reviewer. 08/30/2020 - present
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. Role: Invited Editorial Board Member. Peer reviewer. 06/30/2020 - present
  • Behavior Therapy. Role: Invited Editorial Board Member. Peer reviewer. 05/30/2020 - present
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Role: Taskforce Member. Equity and Inclusion Taskforce. 10/15/2019 - 11/20/2020
  • Oppression and Resilience: Minority Mental Health Special Interest Group (ABCT). Role: Faculty Advisor. Faculty Advisor. 09/01/2019 - present
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Role: Special Editor. Editor of Special Issue in IJERPH entitled: "Addressing Health Disparities in Anxiety and Related Disorders: Current Efforts in the Field to Improve Treatment Access and Effectiveness of Interventions in Diverse Populations" Review submissions, handle decisions around whether they should go out for peer review, manage reviewers' comments and make final decisions about publication. 01/15/2019 - 04/30/2020
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Role: Chair (3-year term 2017-2020). Continuing Education Committee. 01/01/2019 - 11/20/2020

Internal Service

  • Undergraduate Program Committee . Member, 09/01/2021 - 12/15/2021. Department service.
  • Diversity Committee. Co-Chair, 09/01/2020 - 06/30/2021. Department service.
  • Clinical Training Committee. Faculty member, 09/01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Diversity Committee. Co-Chair (Fall 2020-present, 09/01/2019 - 05/01/2020. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • Community Faces of Utah (CFU) - joint research partnership on ongoing projects with 5 communities of CFU in Salt Lake City: Calvary Baptist Church (primarily African Americans), Hispanic Health Care Task Force (Hispanics/Latinos), Best of Africa (African immigrants and refugees), National Tongan American Society (Pacific Islanders), and Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake (American Indians/Alaskan Natives). 08/15/2019 - present
  • HERStoire Collective - Sexual and Reproductive Rights Advocacy group (Consultant). 01/01/2019 - present


  • Utah Department of Health Community Health Worker and COVID Community Partnership team (Mental health collaborator and trainer, 2021-present). 08/01/2021 - present
  • Salt Lake City Calvary Baptist Church Health Fair Committee (Member and mental health lead, May 2021-present) . 05/01/2021 - present
  • Pathways to science discussion as part of academic talks to SLCC (March 2020) and Solutions Scholars program (March 2020) for undergraduate students. 03/16/2020 - 03/31/2020
  • Interviewed 10 students for graduate positions in my lab out of 90 applications to me as primary mentor; invited 6 students for interviews, 5 of whom were from diverse backgrounds, extended offers and accepted by two diverse (on multiple indices) incoming graduate students. 01/03/2020 - 03/31/2020

Honors & Awards

  • Community-Engaged Teaching and Scholarship Award. University of Utah, 12/21/2021
  • Two awards received while I was co-Chair: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences award Advancing Equity and Connecting Communities (2021); University of Utah Beacons of Excellence award (2021). University of Utah - Department of Psychology Diversity Committee, 04/15/2021
  • CSBS Junior Faculty Research Leave Award, Awarded for Spring semester of 2021-2022 academic year. University of Utah - College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 02/12/2021
  • Outstanding Early Career Psychologist Award, American Psychological Association Division 52 (International Psychology). APA Division 52 International Psychology, 08/15/2020
  • Awarded seed fund from the Equality and Justice Alliance (a U.K.based advocacy group) with Co-PI (Dr. Robyn Charlery White) to conduct trauma training workshop in-person and remotely across Caribbean region in Spring 2020 . Equality and Justice Alliance, 02/2019

In the Media

  • Asnaani, A.: “How 9/11, the pandemic and other big events rewire our fear circuitry.” Printed article by reporter Matt Canham from the Salt Lake Tribune citing expert opinion around how post-trauma symptoms can continue long after a traumatic event, and how additional, new traumas might re-ignite memories of previous traumas. September, 2021, . 09/11/2021.
  • 2. Asnaani, A.: “When police dogs attack: Utah suspects have been bitten when they appear to be surrendering.” Joint investigation between the Salt Lake Tribune and Fox 13 channel news team citing expert opinion around the association between dog bites and potential development of post-traumatic stress disorder. June, 2021, print:, video interview: 06/13/2021.
  • 1. Asnaani, A.: “5 Things You Need to Stop Telling Yourself When Anxiety Creeps In.” Printed article by writer Eric Sangerama on Medium citing expert opinion around ways to manage feelings of anxiety. October, 2020, . 10/15/2020.
  • 2. Asnaani, A.: “Going Outside This Weekend? Don’t Freak Out.” Printed article by writer Allie Volpe in The New York Times citing expert opinion around ways to balance COVID-19 pandemic precautions/public health guidelines and re-engaging in valued activities. May, 2020, . 05/22/2020.
  • Asnaani, A.: Featured on a series of nightly news segments on Saint Lucia-based national TV channel CHOICE TV and in printed features in local magazines in reference to trauma training workshop held in Caribbean sponsored by the Equality and Justice Alliance and a separate series on mental healthcare during the COVID-19 public health crisis. March, 2020, and . 03/25/2020.
  • 3. Asnaani, A.: “Don’t Go Down a Coronavirus Anxiety Spiral.” Printed article by reporter Louise Matsakis in Wired magazine citing expert opinion around ways to manage mental health concerns due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. March, 2020, . 03/25/2020.
  • Asnaani, A.: Interviewed for a podcast discussing lack of fear in thrill-seeking individuals on National Public Radio – Utah with reporter Nate Hegyi. 10/2019.
  • Asnaani, A.: Interviewed for a podcast discussing anxiety and mindfulness on the German-based podcast “Allstagsduche” by host Martin Alt. 08/2019.
  • Asnaani, A.: Featured on local nightly news segments on Saint Lucia-based TV channels (DBS and CHOICE News) and in printed features in national newspapers (The Voice Saint Lucia and The St. Lucia Star) in reference to trauma and selfcare workshop conducted with mental health providers, counselors, advocates, public health educators, and government administrators on the island. 03/2019.