Yehuda Rachel Aif2021

Rachel Yehuda

Director, Center for the Study of Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma; Director, Traumatic Stress Studies Division; Vice Chair for Veterans Affairs, Psychiatry Department; and Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai

Rachel Yehuda is a psychiatry and neuroscience professor at the Icahn School of Medicine. There, she’s also vice chair for veterans affairs, founding director of the Traumatic Stress Studies Division, and director of the Center for the Study of Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research, which will conduct clinical trials on psilocybin and MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. Yehuda is also mental health director at Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Throughout her career, she has researched the effects of trauma and PTSD in combat veterans, Holocaust survivors, and victims of interpersonal violence and terrorism. She has published over 500 papers and ten books on the neuroscience and treatment of PTSD, and is recognized for her work on intergenerational trauma and epigenetic transmission.

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