Yuval Neria PhD, Co-Director
Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and
School of Public Health
Associate Director of Trauma Studies
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Dr. Neria is Associate Director of Trauma Studies for the New York State Office of Mental Health, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI), and Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and School of Public Health. Dr. Neria graduated from Haifa University, Israel (1994) where he received his doctorate in psychology. He was on the faculty of Tel Aviv University, and practiced Clinical Psychology in Jerusalem before joining Columbia University.
He served in the Israeli army, actively fought in two wars, was wounded and decorated with the highest medal of bravery (equivalent to the congressional medal of honor).
Dr. Neria is working in the area of trauma, loss and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) both in research and in treatment and has studied various populations such as prisoners of war, American and Israeli war veterans, and patients hospitalized initially for psychosis. He has also published extensively in the area of PTSD.
His experience led to his recruitment to NYSPI and to the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University, shortly after the attacks on September 11th.
Dr. Neria has authored numerous publications. He has regularly lectured at scientific conferences around the globe, and is involved in a number of large scale research projects that are related to the aftermath of Sept 11, 2001 including leading an editorial team of a comprehensive manuscript (to be published soon in Cambridge University Press) on the aftermath of the attacks.