Ateka Contractor, Ph.D.

Affiliated Member

I obtained my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Toledo; completed my pre-doctoral internship at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Boston VA Healthcare System. My research is in the area of Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Specifically, I research (1) transdiagnostic symptoms/constructs implicated in PTSD’s comorbidity with well-being indicators, specifically depression (including sleep disturbances) and reckless behaviors, (2) heterogeneity in PTSD’s symptomatology and traumatic experiences, and (3) the role of cultural influences on PTSD’s symptomatology. In this area, I have 112 published articles in high-impact journals. I serve on the Editorial Board of 4 Trauma journals and as a consultant on a SAMHSA-funded grant on family trauma treatments/assessments.