Ateka Contractor

University of North Texas, USA

Dr. Ateka Contractor is an Assistant Professor at University of North Texas. She obtained a Clinical Psychology doctoral degree from University of Toledo after completing predoctoral internship at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and postdoctoral fellowship at the Boston VA Research Institute. She has 98 publications in the area of Trauma and PTSD: (1) transdiagnostic constructs driving PTSD's comorbidity with depression/reckless behaviors; (2) heterogeneity in PTSD's symptomatology/trauma; and (3) cultural influences on PTSD's symptomatology. She is a licensed psychologist, a consultant on SAMHSA-funded grants focused on family trauma treatments, and an editorial board member of 4 trauma journals.