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joseph boscarino

Joseph A. Boscarino, PhD, MPH
Senior Scientist
Center for Health Research
Geisinger Clinic
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Dr. Boscarino is an epidemiologist and research psychologist who is conducting research related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addictions, mood/anxiety disorders, and behavior genetics. He is a Senior Scientist and the Director of Clinical Research Training at Geisinger Clinic, Danville, PA. He also holds appointments at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Pediatrics and Internal Medicine) and at Temple University School of Medicine (Psychiatry). His current research includes assessing the genetics of addiction and mental disorders among pain, PTSD, and other at-risk populations. In addition, he is studying the impact of PTSD among patients seen in Level-I Trauma Centers. He was also recently funded by NIH to develop the next generation of PTSD prediction tools and is using this tool to develop new treatment interventions for both PTSD and addiction disorders. In addition, he is also investigating the role of PTSD in the onset and course of ischemic heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis and is conducting research related to health status of deployed US veterans. Dr. Boscarino is also the site PI for the Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study, funded by the CDC. He has also recently served as a co-investigator for pain and addiction studies funded by Pfizer and Janssen and his research team is currently assessing the health impact of Hurricane Sandy at the Jersey Shore. In 2004, he was awarded a Lifetime Membership in Vietnam Veterans of America for his veterans work. In 2009, he was elected to Fellow Status by the American Psychological Association and in 2010 he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award for his PTSD research by the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). In addition to the APA, he also is a member of ISTSS, the Society of Biological Psychiatry, and the American Psychosomatic Society. In 2011 he was appointed to serve as a committee member for the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.

Research Interest

Post-traumatic stress disorder


Mood/Anxiety disorders

Behavior genetics

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