Publications and media
Dr. Wu's research has been published in prestigious scientific journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association. Her work has also been featured in popular press outlets such as the New York Times, Huffington Post, Slate, Quick and Dirty Tips, and others. She is the host of the weekly podcast Savvy Psychologist.
Please contact Dr. Wu directly for interviews, guest contributions to your publication, or to engage her as a speaker for your event.
featured publications and media coverage
savvy psychologist - featured episodes
New York Times: "How an insomnia therapy can help with other illnesses" by Austin frakt
"What should doctors address first, insomnia or the co-occurring condition? How about both at the same time? A new study suggests that a therapy that improves sleep also reduces symptoms of other illnesses that often disrupt it.
...according to Jade Wu...For those who are both chronically tired and chronically sick, the route to additional relief of both may be through the mind."
Quick and Dirty tips: "3 ways to give your circadian rhythms a tune-up" by jade wu, phd
"Are you a morning lark or a night owl? Do you feel sharp in the morning but get drowsy before Late Night airs, or do you feel like a zombie at 8AM but get a 'second wind' at night? Savvy Psychologist's colleague, sleep expert Jade Wu, shows how your answer may have major impacts on your health and happiness."
Mighty Mommy podcast: “How to Cope With Your Child's Night Terrors”
"… a blood curdling scream jolts you awake. You run to your child’s bedroom to find her flailing and shrieking in absolute fear. No, the scariest monster of all time isn't hiding in her closet. It’s more likely a frightening experience that many parents face—night terrors in children.
Dr. Jade Wu, QDT’s new Savvy Psychologist, joins Mighty Mommy to discuss this scary-but-common condition."
Huffington post: “5 Ways to Banish Negative Self-Talk for Good”
"That's the finding of a new Boston University study that asked 20 people suffering from generalized anxiety disorder and 19 healthy students to repeatedly imagine positive, negative and neutral events. The chronic worriers didn't add a lot of details, whereas the control group could better articulate what they thought might happen. "The worriers were stuck in a more abstract negative idea of the future. They couldn't think their way out of a negative scenario," explains lead author Jade Wu."
slate: “Daryl Bem Proved ESP Is Real, which means science is broken”
"It seemed obvious, at first, that Jade Wu was getting punked. In the fall of 2009, the Cornell University undergraduate had come across a posting for a job in the lab of one of the world’s best-known social psychologists. A short while later, she found herself in a conference room, seated alongside several other undergraduate women. “Have you guys heard of extrasensory perception?” Daryl Bem asked the students."
Peer-reviewed scientific journal articles
Wu, J. Q. & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2019). Temporal associations between sleep and daytime functioning in Parkinson’s disease: a smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment. Behavioral Sleep Medicine.
Wu, J. Q., Li, P., Stavitsky Gilbert, K., Hu, K., & Cronin‐Golomb, A. (2018). Circadian Rest‐Activity Rhythms Predict Cognitive Function in Early Parkinson's Disease Independently of Sleep. Movement Disorders Clinical Practice, 5(6), 614-619.
Wu, J. Q., Appleman, E. R., Salazar, R. D., & Ong, J. C. (2015). Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia comorbid with psychiatric and medical conditions: A meta-analysis. JAMA Internal Medicine, 175(9), 1461-1472.
Wu, J. Q., Godovich, S., Szpunar, K. K., Hofmann, S. G., & Schacter, D. L. (2015). Episodic future thinking in generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 36, 1-8.
Wu, J. Q., Peters, G. J., Rittner, P., Cleland, T. A. and Smith, D. M. (2014). The hippocampal and medial prefrontal cortical role in selective memory retrieval: Evidence from a rodent model and computational model of the retrieval-induced forgetting effect. Hippocampus, 24(9), 1070-1080.
Hofmann, S. G., Wu, J. Q., & Boettcher, H. (2014). Effect of cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders on quality of life: A meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(3), 375.
Hofmann, S. G., Wu, J. Q., Boettcher, H. T., & Sturm, J. C. (2013). Effect of pharmacotherapy for anxiety disorders on quality of life: A meta-analysis. Quality of Life, 1-13.
Hofmann, S. G., Wu, J. Q., & Boettcher, H. T. (2013). D-cycloserine as an augmentation strategy for cognitive behavioral therapy of anxiety disorders. Biology of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, 3(11).
Wu, J. Q., Boettcher, H., Durand, V. M., & Barlow, D. H. (2014). A guide to DSM-5: Reference for introductory psychology instructors. Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.
Hofmann, S. G., Boettcher, H. T., & Wu, J. Q. (2013). Therapeutic Orientations. In R. Biswas-Diener & E. Diener (Eds), Noba textbook series: Psychology. Champaign, IL: DEF Publishers. DOI: www.nobaproject.com
Hofmann, S. G., Boettcher, H., & Wu, J. Q. (2013). Social Phobia Across the Lifespan. In International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd edition). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
Boettcher, H., Wu, J. Q., Durand, V. M., & Barlow, D. H. (2013). A Student’s Guide to Important Changes in DSM-5. In D. H. Barlow & V. M. Durand (Eds.), Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach (7th edition). Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.
Duke Psychiatry Multicultural Consultation Team Didactics
“Cultural factors in pediatric sleep: research and clinical considerations” (2019)
Duke University Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship Didactics – Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program
“ACT techniques for treating difficult insomnia cases” (2019)
Duke University College of Arts & Sciences, Durham, NC
“Sleep-wake disorders” (2019)
University of North Carolina Perinatal Mood Disorders Program, Chapel Hill, NC
“Sleep during the postpartum period” (2019)
University of North Carolina Women’s Mood Disorders Program – T32 Didactics
“Sleep disorders during pregnancy” (2019)
Duke University School of Medicine – Psychiatry Residency Academic Half-Day
“Sleep 101 for Medical Residents” (2019)
Duke University School of Medicine, Behavioral Sleep Clinic, Durham, NC
“Sleep problems during the perinatal period” (2018)
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
“Psychosocial aspects of infertility and its treatment” (2018)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mental Health Clinic, Boston, MA
“CBT for anxiety and related disorders” (2017)
Jewish Family & Children's Service, Waltham, MA
“The Science of Non-Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease” (2017)
Psychological and Brain Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA
“Personality disorders” (2016)
“Introduction to personality disorders” (2016)
“Motivated moral reasoning” (2015)
Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders Diversity Committee, Boston, MA
“Evaluation of recently immigrated Chinese family in multiple languages” (2016)
“Section 12 crisis management in undocumented immigrant” (2014)
scientific conference presentations
Wu, J. Q., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2018, November). Temporal associations between sleep and daytime symptoms in Parkinson’s disease: A smartphone ecological momentary assessment. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Wu, J. Q., Hu, K., Li, P., Stavitsky, K., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2017, June). Circadian rhythms and cognitive function in Parkinson’s disease. Oral presentation at American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s annual SLEEP meeting.
Wu, J. Q., Appleman, E. R., Salazar, R. D., & Ong, J. C. (2015, June). Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia comorbid with psychiatric and medical conditions: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s annual SLEEP meeting.
Godovich, S. A., Wu, J. Q., Szpunar, K. K., Schacter, D. L., & Hofmann, S. G. (2014, November). Episodic future simulations in generalized anxiety disorder. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Wu, J. Q., Boettcher, H. T., & Hofmann, S. G. (2013, November). A meta-analytic review of quality of life changes before and after cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Boettcher, H. T., Wu, J. Q., & Hofmann, S. G. (2013, November). A meta-analytic review of the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy in improving quality of life changes in anxiety disorders. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Wu, J. Q., Leibenluft, E., Brotman, M.A., Kim, P. (2011, August). Age modulates emotion labeling performance in severe mood dysregulation, but not in pediatric bipolar disorder. Poster presented at the Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders science meeting at the National Institute of Mental Health.
Wu, J. Q., Peters, G.J., Smith, D.M. (2010, November). Memory retrieval, suppression and the role of the medial prefrontal cortex. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.
Wu, J. Q., Leibenluft, E., Brotman, M.A. (2010, August). Emotion Labeling Impairment in Preschoolers: an Endophenotype for Bipolar Disorder. Poster presented at the annual National Institutes of Health Summer Research Symposium.