Judith Cukor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medicine / New York-Presbyterian

Judith Cukor, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology in clinical psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital in the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies. Her expertise lies in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of mood and anxiety disorders and in the field of behavioral medicine, addressing the psychological needs of individuals with medical problems. Dr. Cukor also works with individuals coping with medical illness, depression, panic attacks, and generalized anxiety.



Dr. Cukor’s special expertise is in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She has significant experience in the field of trauma and treatments for PTSD with survivors of terrorism, burn injury, motor vehicle accidents, combat, and assault. She has worked extensively with disaster workers, including firefighters, police officers, rescue and recovery workers, and other emergency personnel.


Dr. Cukor has significant expertise in the treatment of military-related trauma. She has treated numerous service members who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. She is currently a co-investigator and a primary therapist for a Department of Defense-funded clinical trial for the treatment of PTSD in OIF/OEF veterans. Dr. Cukor provides stress management workshops to the National Guard and serves as a consultant to an ongoing military treatment study.


Dr. Cukor also trains and supervises psychology interns, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty working with trauma populations. She has authored scientific articles and book chapters and has presented her work at conferences and grand rounds. Dr. Cukor has made numerous media appearances discussing treatments for PTSD, virtual reality, 9/11, veteran mental health, and common reactions to trauma.