Rachel Yehuda

Professor, Lecturer, Psychologist, Author.

Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D. is a Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry, and Professor of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

She is also the Mental Health Director at the Bronx Veterans Affairs.

Dr. Yehuda is a recognized leader in the field of traumatic stress studies and has authored hundreds of papers and 10 books in the field of traumatic stress and the neuroscience of PTSD.

She is the recipient of numerous awards and federal grants. Her current interests include PTSD prevention and innovative approaches to treatment, the study of risk and resilience, epigenetics and the intergenerational transmission of trauma and PTSD.

She has recently established a Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research at Mount Sinai.

15:30 - 16:30

Day One 19th January

Keynote Three - Rachel Yehuda

Epigenetics - How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations

The new field of epigenetics shows that genes can be turned on and off and expressed differently through changes in environment and behavior. Rachel Yehuda is a pioneer in understanding how the effects of stress and trauma can transmit biologically, beyond cataclysmic events, to future generations.

16:30 - 16:45

Day One 19th January

Q & A Session

18:20 - 19:05

Day One 19th January

Panel Discussion