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Rachel A. Annunziato

  • ASSOCIATE CLINICAL PROFESSOR Pediatrics
  • ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR Psychiatry
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Specialty

Clinical Focus

Education

  • Internship, Clinical Psychology
    New York Presbyterian Hospital

Biography

    Dr. Annunziato’s research and clinical interests focus primarily on the needs of medically ill children and adults. Currently, she works mainly with pediatric liver transplant recipients. She is interested in the transition to adulthood for adolescents with a medical illness. Dr. Annunziato’s work in this area addresses whether psychiatric and medical outcomes change when patients are shifted from pediatric to adult oriented settings. She is also studying adolescent illness management and developing interventions aiming to improve mastery of health care responsibilities such as medication adherence as well as  expanding her work on transition to college students with special health care needs.

    Dr. Annunziato has a long-standing interest in the psychosocial aspects of obesity. She is currently assessing quality of life and psychiatric symptoms in adolescents who have developed liver disease due to obesity and developing interventions to facilitate weight loss and improve medical outcomes for these patients. She is also studying quality of life and family functioning for children diagnosed with and receiving a new treatment for Hepatitis C. Finally, Dr. Annunziato is conducting studies to better understand the mental health needs of children who have a severe food allergy and their caregivers. Her work with medically ill adults has been mainly with underserved, ethnically diverse patients with cardiac disease. Her interests in this area center on developing culturally sensitive methods for the assessment and treatment of psychiatric symptoms in this population as well as studying interactions between indicators of mental and physical well-being.
     
     

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Annunziato did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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