My Background

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Private Practice

Visiting Scholar / Clinical Supervisor
Teachers College, Columbia University

Adjunct Clinical Supervisor
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University

HONORS AND AWARDS

Honorarium for Invited Workshop: Treating Health Anxiety
Center for Anxiety, New York, NY

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
National Institute of Mental Health

Graduate School Excellence Fellowship
Rutgers University

Travel Award
Rutgers University

Founder’s Day Honors Scholar
New York University

Psi Chi: Psychology National Honors
New York University

AFFILIATIONS

American Psychological Association
Member

NYC Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association
Member

Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies
Member

Women’s Mental Health Consortium
Member

Psychology Today
Member

EDUCATION

Rutgers University
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Clinical Psychology

Rutgers University
Master of Science (M.S.), Clinical Psychology

New York University
Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Honors, Psychology, Fine Arts

PAST PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

Psychology Fellow
Weill Cornell Medical College
Cognitive Therapy Clinic, Department of Psychiatry

Psychology Intern
Department of Psychiatry, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Psychology Intern
Weill Cornell Medical College
Payne Whitney Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, New York
Presbyterian Hospital

Ruth L. Kirschstein Fellow
National Institutes of Health

Clinical Interviewer
AHRC

Psychotherapist
Institute for Behavior Therapy

Psychotherapist
Rutgers University
Rutgers Psychological Clinic, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

Psychotherapist
New York University
Palliative Care and Oncology Services, Bellevue Hospital Center

Clinical Interviewer and Psychotherapist
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Behavioral Healthcare Center, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Volunteer
Morning Star Center, Vietnamese Relief Association for Handicapped Children, NGO
Hanoi, Vietnam

Clinical Interviewer
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine

Neuroimaging Research Coordinator
North Shore-LIJ Health System
Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, NY

PUBLICATIONS

Psychosocial factors in coronary disease.
In: Handbook of Health Psychology, Second Edition. Edited by Andrew S. Baum, Tracey A. Revenson, and Jerome E. Singer. Psychology Press: London, U.K.
December 14, 2011

Depressive symptoms, trait aggression, and cardiovascular reactivity to a laboratory stressor.
Annals of Behavioral Medicine
May 2010

A health psychology perspective of stress in schizophrenia. Reply to Scorza and colleagues (2009).
Psychiatry Research
January 2009

Cardiovascular disease.
In: Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development, edited by Deborah Carr and colleagues. Gale Cengage: Farmington Hills, Michigan.
November 10, 2008

Gray matter structural alterations in obsessive-compulsive disorder: relationship to neuropsychological functions.
Psychiatry Research
November 30, 2008

Patterns of stress in schizophrenia.
Psychiatry Research
July 15, 2008

Clinical and neuropsychological correlates of white matter abnormalities in recent onset schizophrenia.
Neuropsychopharmacology
April 2008

DISC1 is associated with prefrontal cortical gray matter and positive symptoms in schizophrenia.
Biological Psychology
September 2008

Anterior cingulate grey-matter deficits and cannabis use in first-episode schizophrenia.
British Journal of Psychiatry
March 2007

Increased stress and smaller anterior hippocampal volume.
Neuroreport
November 27, 2006

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Mental Health Volunteer
Morning Star Center, Vietnamese Relief Association for Handicapped Children, NGO

Phone: (917) 740-5363
41 Union Square West
New York, NY 10003