Our Team

Rachel Yehuda, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Director of the Traumatic Stress Studies Division at Icahn School of Medicine
Director of the Mental Health Patient Care Center at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Linda M. Bierer, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Staff Psychiatrist of the PTSD Clinic at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center
Co-Investigator of ongoing research in the Traumatic Stress Studies Division

Janine D. Flory, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Clinical Psychologist in the PTSD Program at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center
Co-Investigator of several ongoing studies at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center

Julia Golier, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Clinical Director of the Mental Health Patient Care Center at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center
Principal Investigator of two federally-funded studies at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center

Laura Pratchett, PsyD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Clinical Psychologist in the PTSD Program at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center

Melissa Altman-Stein, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Clinical Psychologist in the PTSD Program at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center

Eleni Dimoulas, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Clinical Psychologist in the PTSD Program at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center

Noelle M.Berger, PhD
Clinical Psychologist in the PTSD Program at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center

Vincent Passarelli, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist in the PTSD Program at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center

Lisa Kleupfel, DNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Coordinator at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center

Amy Lehrner, PhD
Post Doctorate Fellow in the PTSD Program at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center

Nikolaos P. Daskalakis, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Researcher in the Laboratory of Clinical Neuroendocrinology and Neurochemistry at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Erin Koch, MS
Data Manager at the Traumatic Stress Studies Division

Heather Bader, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator at the Traumatic Stress Studies Division

Amy Ransohoff, BA
Clinical Research Coordinator at the Traumatic Stress Studies Division.

Bree Loethen, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator at the Traumatic Stress Studies Division

Kelly Ryberg, MA
Clinical Research Coordinator at the Traumatic Stress Studies Division

Hope Elliott, BA
Clinical Research Coordinator at the Traumatic Stress Studies Division

Jaklyn Van Manen, BA
Clinical Research Coordinator at the Traumatic Stress Studies Division

Iouri Makotkine, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Director of the Laboratory of Clinical Neuroendocrinology and Neurochemistry at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center

Frank Desarnaud, PhD
Molecular Biologist in the Laboratory of Clinical Neuroendocrinology and Neurochemistry at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center

Marlon McGill, BS
Associate Researcher in the Laboratory of Clinical Neuroendocrinology and Neurochemistry at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center

Aarti Bedi, BS
Associate Researcher in the Laboratory of Clinical Neuroendocrinology and Neurochemistry at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center

Crystal Mora, BS
Associate Researcher in the Laboratory of Clinical Neuroendocrinology and Neurochemistry at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center

Jamie Marino, BS
Associate Researcher in the Laboratory of Clinical Neuroendocrinology and Neurochemistry at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center

Yusuf N. Henriques
Administrator of the Traumatic Stress Studies Division

Erica Faulk
Administrator/ Mental Health Patient Care Center Director Staff Assistant