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Nancy C. Bernardy, PhD

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Nancy C. Bernardy, PhD

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Associate Director for Clinical Networking

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Academic Appointment

  • Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry


  • Yale Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1997
  • Yale University, Respecialization in Clinical Psychology, PhD, 1997
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Biological Psychology, PhD, 1995
  • Oklahoma City University, Sociology, BA, 1976

Expertise and Interests

  • Pharmacotherapy prescribing patterns in PTSD
  • Models of care delivery in VA clinics
  • Implementation of best practices on PTSD
  • Strategies to improve guideline-concordant PTSD care
  • Biological factors and the impact of stress

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Research Society on Alcoholism
  • American Psychological Association

Selected Publications

Friedman, M. J. & Bernardy, N. C. (2017). Considering future pharmacotherapy for PTSD. Neuroscience Letters, 649, 181-185. doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2016.11.048

Bernardy, N. C. & Friedman, M. (2017). Pharmacological management of posttraumatic stress disorder. Current Opinion in Psychology, 14, 116-121. doi:10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.01.003

Bernardy, N.C. & Friedman, M.J. (2016). How and why does the pharmaceutical management of PTSD differ between men and women? Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy,17, 1449-1451. doi:10.1080/14656566.2016.1199686

Bernardy, N. C., Lund, B. C., Alexander, B., & Friedman, M. J. (2014). Increased polysedative use in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Pain Medicine, 15, 1083-1090. doi:10.3390/bs4040410

Bernardy, N. C., Lund, B., Alexander, A. Jenkyn, A., Schnurr, P. P. & Friedman, M. J. (2013). Gender differences in prescribing among veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28, 542-548. doi:10.1007/s11606-012-2260-9

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