Rachel Yehuda PhD

Rachel Yehuda PhD

Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for the Study of Psychedelic Psychotherapy & Trauma, for the Traumatic Stress Studies Division, and the Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center; and Vice Chair for Veterans Affairs for the Psychiatry Department and a Professor of Psychiatry & Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Director; Director
Mt. Sinai and Bronx VA

About this Speaker

Throughout her career her research has focused on the study of the enduring effects of trauma exposure, particularly PTSD, as well as associations between biological and psychological measures. In 1992 she founded the Specialized Clinical Program for Holocaust Survivors and their families, and spearheaded work on intergenerational trauma and epigenetic transmission. In addition to her scientific accomplishments in the area of trauma and PTSD, Dr. Yehuda teaches pastoral counseling at the Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, and co-authored a volume entitled “A Guide to Jewish Pastoral Counseling” with Dr. Michelle Friedman.

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