Weill Cornell Live Chat
Please check out the transcript from our live-chat featuring Dr. Judith Cukor, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College below.
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Bio of Dr. Judith Cukor
Dr. Judith Cukor is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Cukor’s clinical practice focuses largely on the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychiatric sequelae of trauma. Her research work centers on the development of new strategies to enhance treatments for PTSD, as well as the identification of risk factors to target the prevention of PTSD. She works with a wide range of populations including the military, WTC survivors, firefighters, police officers, disaster rescue and recovery workers, and survivors of burn injury. Dr. Cukor has worked extensively with service members who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. She is currently a co-investigator and the primary therapist at the New York site for a Department of Defense-funded clinical trial for the treatment of PTSD in OIF/OEF veterans. She has travelled nationwide to train providers in virtual reality exposure therapy for PTSD and consulted to Army and Air Force providers as part of a Department of Defense initiative to train clinicians treating combat-related PTSD in evidence-based treatments. Dr. Cukor is a co-investigator on several studies concerned with developing treatments for PTSD in diverse trauma populations. She has authored scientific articles and book chapters, presented her work at conferences and grand rounds and made numerous media appearances discussing treatments for PTSD, virtual reality, 9/11, veteran mental health, and common reactions to trauma.
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