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Jessica Borelli

Associate Professor of Psychological Science

Jessie Borelli's research focuses on the links between close relationships and mental health

Areas of Expertise

  • Attachment
  • Parenting
  • Developmental
  • Mental Health
  • Health
  • Clinical
  • Parent-Child Relationships


Jessie Borelli is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science at University of California, Irvine. She is a clinical psychologist specializing the field of developmental psychopathology; her research focuses on the links between close relationships, emotions, health, and development, with a particular focus on risk for anxiety and depression.

Jessie Borelli also maintains a small private practice where she sees children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, with a specialization in the areas of anxiety disorders, eating disorders, adoption, and parenting (


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Yale University

PhD, Clinical Psychology

UC Berkeley


Research Grants

A Comprehensive Parent-Child Prevention Program for Youth Violence: The YEA/MADRES Program

Centers for Disease Control - National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 2017 - 2020 Principal Investigator: Nancy Guerra, Ph.D. Co-Principal Investigator: Jessica L. Borelli, Ph.D.