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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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  • Circulating cell-free mitochondrial DNA levels and glucocorticoid sensitivity in a cohort of male veterans with and without combat-related PTSD

    Blalock, Z. N., Wu, G. W. Y., Lindqvist, D., Trumpff, C., Flory, J. D., Lin, J., Reus, V. I., Rampersaud, R., Hammamieh, R., Gautam, A., Ressler, K. J., Yang, R., Muhie, S., Daigle, B. J., Bierer, L. M., Hood, L., Wang, K., Lee, I., Dean, K. R., Somvanshi, P. R., & 6 othersDoyle, F. J., Marmar, C. R., Jett, M., Yehuda, R., Wolkowitz, O. M. & Mellon, S. H., Dec 2024, In: Translational Psychiatry. 14, 1, 22.

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  • Effects of MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD on self-experience

    van der Kolk, B. A., Wang, J. B., Yehuda, R., Bedrosian, L., Coker, A. R., Harrison, C., Mithoefer, M., Yazar-Klosinki, B., Emerson, A. & Doblin, R., Jan 2024, In: PLoS ONE. 19, 1 January, e0295926.

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    1 Scopus citations
  • Potential causal association between gut microbiome and posttraumatic stress disorder

    He, Q., Wang, W., Xu, D., Xiong, Y., Tao, C., You, C., Ma, L., Ma, J., Nievergelt, C. M., Maihofer, A. X., Klengel, T., Atkinson, E. G., Chen, C. Y., Choi, K. W., Coleman, J. R. I., Dalvie, S., Duncan, L. E., Logue, M. W., Provost, A. C., Ratanatharathorn, A., & 165 othersStein, M. B., Torres, K., 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., Avdibegovic, E., Babić, D., Bækvad-Hansen, M., Baker, D. G., Beckham, J. C., Bierut, L. J., Bisson, J. I., Boks, M. P., Bolger, E. A., Børglum, A. D., Bradley, B., Brashear, M., Breen, G., Bryant, R. A., Bustamante, A. C., Bybjerg-Grauholm, J., Calabrese, J. R., Caldas-de-Almeida, J. M., Dale, A. M., Daly, M. J., Daskalakis, N. P., Deckert, J., Delahanty, D. L., Dennis, M. F., Disner, S. G., Domschke, K., Dzubur-Kulenovic, 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., Gelaye, B., Gelernter, J., Geuze, E., Gillespie, C., Uka, A. G., Gordon, S. D., Guffanti, G., Hammamieh, R., Harnal, S., Hauser, M. A., Heath, A. C., Hemmings, S. M. J., Hougaard, D. M., Jakovljevic, M., Jett, M., Johnson, E. O., Jones, I., Jovanovic, T., Qin, X. J., Junglen, A. G., 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. E., Linnstaedt, S. D., Lori, A., Lugonja, B., Luykx, J. J., Lyons, M. J., Maples-Keller, J., Marmar, C., Martin, A. R., Martin, N. G., Maurer, D., Mavissakalian, M. R., McFarlane, A., McGlinchey, R. E., McLaughlin, K. A., McLean, S. A., McLeay, S., Mehta, D., Milberg, W. P., Miller, M. W., Morey, R. A., Morris, C. P., Mors, O., Mortensen, P. B., Neale, B. M., 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., Ripke, S., Risbrough, V. B., Roberts, A. L., Rothbaum, A. O., Rothbaum, B. O., Roy-Byrne, P., Ruggiero, K., 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., Solovieff, N., Sponheim, S. R., Stein, D. J., Sumner, J. A., 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., Wolff, J. D., Yehuda, R., Young, K. A., Young, R. M. D., Zhao, H., Zoellner, L. A., Liberzon, I., Ressler, K. J., Haas, M. & Koenen, K. C., Dec 2024, In: Translational Psychiatry. 14, 1, 67.

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  • The psychedelic future of post-traumatic stress disorder treatment

    Zaretsky, T. G., Jagodnik, K. M., Barsic, R., Antonio, J. H., Bonanno, P. A., Macleod, C., Pierce, C., Carney, H., Morrison, M. T., Saylor, C., Danias, G., Lepow, L. & Yehuda, R., 2024, In: Current Neuropharmacology. 22, 4, p. 636-735 100 p.

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    1 Scopus citations
  • An answered call for aid? Cannabinoid clinical framework for the opioid epidemic

    Hammaker, K., Weathington, N., Maroon, J., Tang, L. W., Donohue, B., Yehuda, R., Ford, K. M., Figura, M., Kelmendi, B., Tan, B., Cook, M. W., Factor, S. D., Lagano, L., Driscoll, H. P., Howe, A. S., Cho, E. B. G. & Rabin, D. M., Dec 2023, In: Harm Reduction Journal. 20, 1, 110.

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