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Clinical Neurosciences Division and Staff

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Clinical Neurosciences Division and Staff

The Clinical Neurosciences Division is located in West Haven, CT. The Division focuses on research to establish novel treatments and uncover biomarkers of disease mechanisms related to traumatic stress, as well as paradigms of risk and resilience. By leveraging an interdisciplinary approach that includes laboratories specializing in genetics, neuroimaging, treatment interventions, and epidemiological studies, the Clinical Neurosciences Division maximizes efforts to translate discoveries into therapeutic targets for PTSD and associated comorbid conditions.

Read about the Center's education initiatives and research programs taking place across all Divisions.

The National Center faculty is active in training programs at both the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels. See Careers for internship and fellowship opportunities that are offered at each Division site.

Contact Information for Clinical Neurosciences Division
National Center for PTSD
Clinical Neurosciences Division

Psychiatry Service (116A)
VA CT Healthcare System
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516
Phone: (203) 932-5711, extension 4623
Email: Brenda.Martini@VA.Gov

Leadership

John Krystal, MD
Director
203-932-5711 ext. 4790
email

Ismene Petrakis, MD
Acting Deputy Director
(203) 932-5711 ext. 2244
email

Research Program Operations

Brenda Martini, MA
Health Sciences Officer
203-932-5711, extension 4623
email





Administrative Operations

Shanelle Robinson
Secretary
203-932-5711, extension 2629
email

Cristy Sayles, MHM
Financial Management Specialist
203-932-5711, extension 2464
email

Research and Clinical Staff

Chadi Abdallah, MD
Research Psychiatrist
(203) 932-5711 ext. 4202
email

Lynnette Averill, PhD
Research Psychologist
(203) 932-5711, extension 5044
email

Anahita Bassir-Nia, MD
Researcher
(203) 688-5479
email

Kelly Cosgrove, PhD
Researcher
(203) 737-6969
email

Naomi Driesen, PhD
Research Psychologist
(203) 932-5711, extension 3329
email

Ronald Duman, PhD
Researcher
(203) 974-7726
email

Irina Esterlis, PhD
Researcher
(203) 932-5711
email

Willie Ford
Laboratory Technician
(203) 932-5711 ext. 4304
email

Joel Gelernter, MD
Researcher
(203) 932-5711 ext. 3590
email

Angelina Genovese, RN
Research Nurse
(203)932-5711, extension 2481
email

Matthew Girgenti, PhD
Researcher
(203) 974-7722
email

Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, PhD
Research Psychologist
(203)932-5711, extension 8642
email

Lorig Kachadourian, PhD
Research Psychologist
(203)932-5711, extension, 5130
email

Benjamin Kelmendi
MD Fellow
(203) 932-5711 ext.5314

Ifat Levy, PhD
Researcher
(203) 737-1374
email

Sarah Meshberg-Cohen, PhD
Research Psychologist
(203) 932-5711, extension 2114
email

Erin O'Brien, PhD
Health Science Specialist
(203)932-5711, extension 4369
email

Elizabeth O'Donnell, RN
Research Nurse
(203) 932-5711, extension 2481
email

Robert Pietrzak, PhD, MPH
Research Psychologist
(860) 638-7467
email

Dolores Vojvoda, MD
Director PTSD-Anxiety Firm
(203) 932-5711, extension 2574
email

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