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Nancy C. Bernardy, PhD


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Nancy C. Bernardy, PhD

Portrait of Nancy Bernardy, PhD

Associate Director for Clinical Networking

Executive Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Assistant 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

Awards and Honors

  • Nominee for the Mark Wolcott Award for Excellence, 2012/2013

Selected Publications

Bernardy, N., Lund, B., Alexander, B., & Friedman, M. (in press). Increased Polysedative Use in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Pain Medicine. Article first published online: 16 Dec 2013. doi: 10.1111/pme.12321

Bernardy, N., Lund, B., Alexander, A., Jenkyn, A., Schnurr, P., & Friedman, M. (2013). Gender differences in prescribing among veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28(2), 542-548. doi: 10.1007/s11606-012-2260-9

Bernardy, N.C. (2013). The role of benzodiazepines in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. PTSD Research Quarterly, 23, 1-9.

Cook, J.M., O'Donnell, C., Dinnen, S., Bernardy, N., Rosenheck, R. & Hoff, R. (2013). Formative evaluation of two evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD in VA residential treatment programs. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 56-63.

Bernardy, N., Lund, B., Alexander, B. & Friedman, M. (2012). Prescribing trends in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 73, 297-303.

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