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PROFESSOR | Psychiatry, PROFESSOR | Neuroscience

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Rachel Yehuda, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, is the Director of the Traumatic Stress Studies Division at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine which includes the PTSD clinical research program and the Neurochemistry and Neuroendocrinology laboratory at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Yehuda is a recognized leader in the field of traumatic stress studies. She has authored more than 250 published papers, chapters, and books in the field of traumatic stress and the neurobiology of PTSD. Her current interests include the study of risk and resilience factors, psychological and biological predictors of treatment response in PTSD, genetic and epigenetic studies of PTSD and the intergenerational transmission of trauma and PTSD. She has an active federally-funded clinical and research program that welcomes local and international students and clinicians. Dr. Yehuda's research on cortisol and brain function has revolutionized the understanding and treatment of PTSD worldwide and has been awarded the renowned Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry (Munich, Germany) 2004 Guest Professorship. The appointment signifies a special recognition of the outstanding research she has been performing in the field of neuroscience in the context of studies on causality of psychiatric disorders over the years. Dr. Yehuda received her PhD in Psychology and Neurochemistry and her MS in Biological Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and completed her postdoctoral training in Biological Psychiatry in the Psychiatry Department at Yale Medical School. Multi-Disciplinary Training Area Neuroscience [NEU]

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  • Altered gene expression and PTSD symptom dimensions in World Trade Center responders

    Marchese, S., Cancelmo, L., Diab, O., Cahn, L., Aaronson, C., Daskalakis, N. P., Schaffer, J., Horn, S. R., Johnson, J. S., Schechter, C., Desarnaud, F., Bierer, L. M., Makotkine, I., Flory, J. D., Crane, M., Moline, J. M., Udasin, I. G., Harrison, D. J., Roussos, P., Charney, D. S., & 6 othersKoenen, K. C., Southwick, S. M., Yehuda, R., Pietrzak, R. H., Huckins, L. M. & Feder, A., Apr 2022, In: Molecular Psychiatry. 27, 4, p. 2225-2246 22 p.

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  • Brain-derived neurotrophic factor in war veterans with or without a history of suicide attempt

    Sher, L., Bierer, L. M., Flory, J., Makotkine, I. & Yehuda, R., 1 Jul 2022, In: Journal of Affective Disorders. 308, p. 160-165 6 p.

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  • Cingulate and hippocampal subregion abnormalities in combat-exposed veterans with PTSD

    Szeszko, P. R., Bierer, L. M., Bader, H. N., Chu, K. W., Tang, C. Y., Murphy, K. M., Hazlett, E. A., Flory, J. D. & Yehuda, R., 15 Aug 2022, In: Journal of Affective Disorders. 311, p. 432-439 8 p.

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    2 Scopus citations
  • Enhancing Discovery of Genetic Variants for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Through Integration of Quantitative Phenotypes and Trauma Exposure Information

    Maihofer, A. X., Choi, K. W., Coleman, J. R. I., Daskalakis, N. P., Denckla, C. A., Ketema, E., Morey, R. A., Polimanti, R., Ratanatharathorn, A., Torres, K., Wingo, A. P., Zai, C. C., Aiello, A. E., Almli, L. M., Amstadter, A. B., Andersen, S. B., Andreassen, O. A., Arbisi, P. A., Ashley-Koch, A. E., Austin, S. B., & 161 othersAvdibegović, E., Borglum, A. D., Babić, D., Bækvad-Hansen, M., Baker, D. G., Beckham, J. C., Bierut, L. J., Bisson, J. I., Boks, M. P., Bolger, E. A., Bradley, B., Brashear, M., Breen, G., Bryant, R. A., Bustamante, A. C., Bybjerg-Grauholm, J., Calabrese, J. R., Caldas-de-Almeida, J. M., Chen, C. Y., Dale, A. M., Dalvie, S., Deckert, J., Delahanty, D. L., Dennis, M. F., Disner, S. G., Domschke, K., Duncan, L. E., Džubur Kulenović, A., Erbes, C. R., Evans, A., Farrer, L. A., Feeny, N. C., Flory, J. D., Forbes, D., Franz, C. E., Galea, S., Garrett, M. E., Gautam, A., Gelaye, B., Gelernter, J., Geuze, E., Gillespie, C. F., Goçi, A., Gordon, S. D., Guffanti, G., Hammamieh, R., Hauser, M. A., Heath, A. C., Hemmings, S. M. J., Hougaard, D. M., Jakovljević, M., Jett, M., Johnson, E. O., Jones, I., Jovanovic, T., Qin, X. J., Karstoft, K. I., Kaufman, M. L., Kessler, R. C., Khan, A., Kimbrel, N. A., King, A. P., Koen, N., Kranzler, H. R., Kremen, W. S., Lawford, B. R., Lebois, L. A. M., Lewis, C., Liberzon, I., Linnstaedt, S. D., Logue, M. W., Lori, A., Lugonja, B., Luykx, J. J., Lyons, M. J., Maples-Keller, J. L., Marmar, C., Martin, N. G., Maurer, D., Mavissakalian, M. R., McFarlane, A., McGlinchey, R. E., McLaughlin, K. A., McLean, S. A., Mehta, D., Mellor, R., Michopoulos, V., Milberg, W., Miller, M. W., Morris, C. P., Mors, O., Mortensen, P. B., Nelson, E. C., Nordentoft, M., Norman, S. B., O'Donnell, M., Orcutt, H. K., Panizzon, M. S., Peters, E. S., Peterson, A. L., Peverill, M., Pietrzak, R. H., Polusny, M. A., Rice, J. P., Risbrough, V. B., Roberts, A. L., Rothbaum, A. O., Rothbaum, B. O., Roy-Byrne, P., Ruggiero, K. J., Rung, A., Rutten, B. P. F., Saccone, N. L., Sanchez, S. E., Schijven, D., Seedat, S., Seligowski, A. V., Seng, J. S., Sheerin, C. M., Silove, D., Smith, A. K., Smoller, J. W., Sponheim, S. R., Stein, D. J., Stevens, J. S., Teicher, M. H., Thompson, W. K., Trapido, E., Uddin, M., Ursano, R. J., van den Heuvel, L. L., Van Hooff, M., Vermetten, E., Vinkers, C. H., Voisey, J., Wang, Y., Wang, Z., Werge, T., Williams, M. A., Williamson, D. E., Winternitz, S., Wolf, C., Wolf, E. J., Yehuda, R., Young, K. A., Young, R. M. D., Zhao, H., Zoellner, L. A., Haas, M., Lasseter, H., Provost, A. C., Salem, R. M., Sebat, J., Shaffer, R. A., Wu, T., Ripke, S., Daly, M. J., Ressler, K. J., Koenen, K. C., Stein, M. B. & Nievergelt, C. M., 1 Apr 2022, In: Biological Psychiatry. 91, 7, p. 626-636 11 p.

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    5 Scopus citations
  • Hydrocortisone in the emergency department: A prospective, double-blind, randomized, controlled PTSD study. Hydrocortisone during golden hours

    Carmi, L., Zohar, J., Weissman, T., Juven-Wetzler, A., Bierer, L., Yehuda, R. & Cohen, H., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: CNS Spectrums.

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    2 Scopus citations