Yuval Neria, PhD
Professor of Medical Psychology
Director, Trauma and PTSD Program.,
New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Research Scientist, Anxiety Disorders Clinic.,
Yuval Neria is Professor of Medical Psychology at the Departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center, and Director of Trauma and PTSD at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. His research ranges from studying the mental health consequences of high impact trauma including combat, captivity, terrorism and disasters, examination of determinants of resilience and effective functioning, to translational research aiming to identify underlying neural and behavioral mechanisms of trauma related psychopathology and development of neuroscience-informed treatments.
Dr. Neria has led and collaborated on numerous epidemiological, clinical, and neuroimaging studies in PTSD. His studies have been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), NARSAD and private foundations since 2002.
Currently, his lab is using functional magnetic resonance Imaging (fMRI) and a number of novel paradigms aiming to identify brain and behavioral markers of deficient fear conditioning, extinction, and fear generalization in trauma exposed individuals, and to probe brain and behavioral markers of clinical improvement in patients receiving treatment for PTSD.
Dr. Neria has authored more than 140 articles and book chapters and has edited three textbooks published in Cambridge University Press. He is the Editor in Chief of the Journal Disaster Health.
Undergraduate: Hebrew University, B.A, 1974-1977
Graduate: Hebrew University, M.A, 1980-1982
Doctoral Degree: Haifa University, Ph.D, 1987-1994
NYS Psychiatric Institute
Room 3207 Unit/Box:69
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, bipolar disorder and complicated grief.
1. Neria Y, Solomon Z, Ginzburg K, Dekel R, Enoch D, Ohry A: Posttraumatic residues of captivity: A follow-up of Israeli ex-Prisoners of War. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2000;61: 39-46
2. Neria Y, Bromet EJ, Sievers S, Lavelle J, Fochtmann LJ: Trauma Exposure and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Psychosis: Findings from a first-admission cohort. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 2002;70: 246-251
3. Neria Y, Olfson M, Gameroff JM, Wickramaratne P, Pilowsky D, Verdeli H, Gross R, Manetti-Cusa J, Marshall RD, Lantigua R, Shea S, Weissman MM: Trauma exposure and PTSD in Primary Care Patients with Bipolar Spectrum Disorder. Bipolar Disorders 2008;10: 503-510
4. Neria, Y & Sullivan, G: The Mental Health Effects of Indirect Exposure to Mass Trauma Through the Media. JAMA 2011;306 (12): 1374-1375
5. Neria Y & James M Scultz: Mental Health Effects of Hurricane Sandy: Characteristics, Potential Aftermath, and Response. JAMA 2012;308: 2571-2572