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

Nikita Agrawal, BA
Clinical Research Coordinator at the Traumatic Stress Studies Division

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

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

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

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

Frank Desarnaud, PhD
Molecular Biologist in the Laboratory of Clinical Neuroendocrinology and Neurochemistry 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

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

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

Kristin Holmes, MA
Clinical Research Coordinator at the Traumatic Stress Studies Division

Markay Hopps, MPH
Clinical Research Coordinator at the Traumatic Stress Studies Division

Jenna Katz, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator at the Traumatic Stress Studies Division

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

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

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

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

Susan Forzano Norton
Division Administrator of the Traumatic Stress Studies Division

Vincent Passarelli, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist in the PTSD Program 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

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

Melissa Rothstein, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator at the Traumatic Stress Studies Division

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

Ashik Siddique, BA
Clinical Research Coordinator at the Traumatic Stress Studies Division

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

Yan Zheng, MD
Associate Researcher in the Laboratory of Clinical Neuroendocrinology and Neurochemistry at the James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center