Yuval Neria, PhD
Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry and Epidemiology) at CUMC
Director of PTSD Research Program
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 aftermath of high impact trauma i(e.g., combat, terrorism, disasters), to translational studies aiming to identify neural and behavioral mechanisms of PTSD, and neuroscience-informed treatment development.
Dr. Neria studies have been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), NARSAD, and private foundations since 2002. Currently, his lab is using varous neuroimaging methods (MRI, fMRI, CBV) to identify brain markers of deficient fear conditioning, extinction, and overgeneralization aiming to probe highly needed brain and behavioral markers of trauma and PTSD. Dr. Neria has authored more than 170 articles and book chapters and has co-edited four scietific books.
Dr. Neria is mainly interested in clarifying the clinical, behavioral, and neural signatures of trauma and PTSD.