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Naomi Samimi Sadeh, PhD


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Naomi Samimi Sadeh, PhD

Portrait of Naomi Samimi Sadeh, PhD

Principal Investigator

Behavioral Science Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


  • University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow, Violence & Trauma, 2013
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Psychology, PhD, 2012
  • University of California, San Francisco, Predoctoral Clinical Intern, 2012
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Psychology, BA, 2004

Expertise and Interests

  • Biomarkers of PTSD, related personality pathology, and risk for suicidal and violent behavior
  • Reckless self-destructive behavior and impulse control problems
  • Heterogeneity in the development and course of PTSD

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • American Psychology-Law Society (APLS)
  • Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA)
  • • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)

Awards and Honors

  • APA Early Career Achievement Award, 2015
  • Career Development Leadership Award, Anxiety & Depression Association of America, 2014
  • University of California, San Francisco Robert E. Harris Memorial Award, 2013

Selected Publications

Sadeh, N., Spielberg, J.M., Miller, M.W., Milberg, W.P., Salat, D.H., Amick, M., Fortier, C. & McGlinchey, R.E. (in press). Neurobiological indicators of disinhibition in posttraumatic stress disorder. Human Brain Mapping.

Sadeh, N. & McNiel, D. E. (2013). Facets of anger, childhood sexual victimization, and gender as predictors of suicide attempts in psychiatric patients after hospital discharge. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 879-890. doi: 10.1037/a0032769

Sadeh, N., Javdani, S., & Verona, E. (2013). Analysis of monoaminergic genes, childhood abuse, and dimensions of psychopathy. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 167-179. doi: 10.1037/a0029866

Sadeh, N., Javdani, S., Finy, M. S., & Verona, E. (2011). Gender differences in emotional risk for self- and other-directed violence among externalizing adults. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 79, 106-117. doi:10.1037/a0022197

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