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Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, PhD

Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, PhD

Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, PhD


Clinical Neurosciences Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Yale School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Psychiatry


  • Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2004
  • The New School for Social Research, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 2002
  • The New School for Social Research, Experimental Psychology, MA, 1998
  • Tel Aviv University, Israel, Double Major Psychology and Film, BA, 1995

Expertise and Interests

  • Mental health service research
  • PTSD treatment
  • Learning, memory and decision making in PTSD

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association of VA Psychologist Leaders
  • Society of Psychotherapy Research

Selected Publications

Kaufman-Shriqui, V., Werbeloff, N., Faroy, M., Meiri, G., Shahar, D. R., Fraser, D., Novack, Y., Bilenko, N., Vardi, H., Elhadad, N., Pietrzak, R. H., & Harpaz-Rotem, I. (2013). Posttraumatic stress disorder among preschoolers exposed to ongoing missile attacks in the Gaza War. Depression Anxiety, 30, 425-431. doi:10.1002/da.22121

Tsai, J., Harpaz-Rotem, I., Pietrzak, R. H., & Southwick, S. M. (2012). The role of coping, resilience, and social support in mediating the relation between PTSD and social functioning in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Psychiatry, 75, 135-149. doi:10.1521/psyc.2012.75.2.135

Tsai, J., Rosenheck, R. A., Decker, S. E., Desai, R. A., & Harpaz-Rotem, I. (2012). Trauma experience among homeless female veterans: correlates and impact on housing, clinical, and psychosocial outcomes. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25, 624-632. doi:10.1002/jts.21750

Tsai, J., Pietrzak, R. H., Southwick, S. M., & Harpaz-Rotem, I. (2011). Examining the dimensionality of combat-related posttraumatic stress and depressive symptoms in treatment-seeking OEF/OIF/OND veterans. Journal of Affective Disorders, 135, 310-314. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2011.06.057

Harpaz-Rotem, I., & Rosenheck, R. A. (2011). Serving those who served: Retention of newly returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan in mental health treatment. Psychiatric Services, 62, 22-27. doi:10.1176/

Green, L. R., Harpaz-Rotem, I., Sanders, K. A., MacGregor, K., Wheat, A., Dorfinger, L., Klee, A., & Bullock, J. (in press). Group treatment within the Department of Veterans Affairs. In J. DeLucia-Waack, C. Kalonder & M. Riva (Eds.) The Handbook of group counseling and psychotherapy (2nd Edition), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

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Also see: VA Mental Health