About Us

MBM Staff:

Dr. Judith Joseph, MD, MBA, Principal Investigator at Manhattan Behavioral Medicine, is a pediatric and adult psychiatrist. Dr. Joseph has served as an investigator for over 60 clinical research trials for major pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations, including Eli Lilly, Otsuka, Lundbeck, Alkermes, Merck, Boehringer Ingelheim, Aptinyx, T3D, AbbVie, Sunovion, Allergan, Forest, Pfizer, Axovant, Avanir, Takeda, Intracellular, Acadia, Janssen, Sage, Grunenthal, Shire & Supernus. Dr. Joseph is also a Bracket Certified Central Rater. Dr. Joseph’s dedication to patient care comes first and foremost. Dr. Joseph founded Manhattan Behavioral Medicine in order to provide her patients with more treatment options to complex behavioral disorders. Dr. Joseph received her bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry, cum laude, from Duke University, her medical degree from Columbia University and her business degree from Columbia Business School. Dr. Joseph was an anesthesiology resident at Columbia University NYPH , then subsequently completed her psychiatry residency at Columbia University NYPH. Unlike most psychiatrists, Dr. Joseph is skilled in many procedures such as performing Intravenous lines, lumbar punctures, botox injections, intubations, intramuscular injections, pain procedures and complex phlebotomy procedures. She is a well-respected and renowned psychiatrist and has made over 100 media appearances. Dr. Joseph currently serves as Chairwoman of the Women in Medicine Board at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons where she attended Medical School. She also serves on the Board of Several charities and organizations in an effort to decrease stigma about mental health issues.

About Dr. Judith Joseph’s Research Team:

Teresa Escobar, Ozod Shams, Trisha Srigiriraju, Kaitlyn Schultz, Emily Shapiro, Joshua Netto-Rosen, Ashley Chan, Alice Guberman, and Allie Degen are Dr. Joseph’s study coordinators and psychometric raters. They have a combined total of over 40 years of research experience. They are all responsible for regulatory, research and clinical related issues. Dr. Joseph and her team have implemented “No query Fridays” an industry term first coined by Dr. Joseph’s research team at MBM, during which sponsors are reassured that all queries are closed out before each weekend. They all work closely with sponsors and patients to ensure that research is carried out in a safe, ethical and responsible manner. Please read more about them below:

Teresa Escobar is the Site Director at Manhattan Behavioral Medicine. She is a Registered Nurse (R.N.) candidate at BMCC CUNY. She has a decade long research career at the prestigious New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital. She has co-authoring research journal articles on brain histology based on her work at Columbia. She is also a decorated professional athlete and marathon runner and is bilingual in both written and spoken English and Spanish. Teresa oversees laboratory and clinical operations for Dr. Joseph’s studies as Manhattan Behavioral Medicine’s Site Director. She is highly skilled in psychometric rating scales in both English and Spanish.

Ozod Shams

Ozod Shams graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Brooklyn College CUNY. He earned his Doctor in Medicine Degree (MD) from St. George’s University School of Medicine . He is also a Masters in Public Health (MPH) Candidate at St. George’s University School of Medicine. He is HIPAA certified and has various health care certifications, including IATA, GCP, CSSRS and CPR training. He has certification in several pediatric & adult psychometric assessments and is a seasoned clinical rater. In his spare time, Ozod enjoys running marathons and weight training. He is fluent in English and Russian.

Trisha Srigiriraju is a skilled behavioral scientist with an extensive clinical and research background in both behavioral and research psychology. She has a Masters degree in psychology and is pursuing her Doctorate degree. She is a classically trained dancer and is fluent in both English and Hindi. Trisha is a Clinical rater at MBM with vast expertise and experience with pediatric and adult psychometric rating scales.

Kaitlyn Schultz graduated with a Bachelors in Arts in Dance and Psychology from Marymount Manhattan College. She aspires to become a dance therapist. She is HIPAA certified and has various health care certifications, including IATA, GCP, CSSRS training and training in several pediatric and dementia assessments. In her spare time, Kaitlyn enjoys dancing and has traveled with professional dance troupes. Kaitlyn is a recruitment specialist and clinical research coordinator as well as a CTMS analyst at MBM.

Emily Shapiro

Emily Shapiro graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from NYU. She is a PsyD doctoral in psychology candidate at Yeshiva University. She is HIPAA certified and has various health care certifications, including IATA, GCP, CPR & CSSRS training. She has additional training and expertise in several pediatric and dementia assessments. In her spare time, Emily enjoys International travel. Emily is a Clinical Rater at MBM.
Joshua Flower
Joshua Netto-Rosen has a Bachelor in Exercise Physiology from University of Miami and a Master’s in Bioethics from NYU. He has extensive experience in neuroscience research. Joshua is a clinical research coordinator at Manhattan Behavioral Medicine. Joshua is HIPAA certified and has various health care certifications, including First Aid, CPR, IATA & GCP. His interests include swimming, basketball and international travel. He is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Alice Guberman is a clinical research coordinator and patient recruitment specialist at MBM. Alice studied psychology and child and adolescent mental health studies at NYU. Alice is HIPAA certified and has various health care certifications, including IATA & GCP. In her spare time, Alice enjoys the performing arts and walking her dog. She is fluent in conversational Russian and Basic Spanish.

Ashley Chan Ashley is a clinical research coordinator at MBM. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from NYU. She is HIPAA certified and has various health care certifications, including IATA, & GCP. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys cooking and international travel. She is fluent in conversational Cantonese and American Sign Language.
Allison (Allie) Degen
Allison (Allie) Degen graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from NYU. She aspires to become a clinical psychologist. She is HIPAA certified and has various health care certifications, including IATA, GCP, CSSRS & CPR training. She has training in several pediatric and dementia assessments. In her spare time, Allie enjoys hiking and international travel. Allie is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and speaks English and Conversational French. She is a recruitment specialist and a clinical research coordinator at MBM.

MBM Facilities:

Dr. Judith Joseph MD, MBA & her study team are located on the 4th floor Suite 405

The Space:

-1500 sq ft total office space located near most NYC bus and train lines.

  • 6 Private patient interview rooms
  • 3 monitor/visitor office
  • 2 examination rooms
  • 1 patient waiting rooms

The Medication Closets

-Temperature controlled and daily min/max monitoring, monitored by cameras & double locked

-Enclosed and camera monitored double-locked narcotic cabinet with limited access

The Laboratories

– Dedicated -86 F freezer, -20 F freezer, temperature monitored

– Ambient and refrigerated centrifuge

– Digital and manual blood pressure device and weight scale

– Calibrated equipment

– Infusion Pump and Intravenous line equipment

Crash cart and emergency medical equipment

 

Business equipment

– Secure fax and copy machine

– Secure WiFi and telephone throughout the office

Office Location

2 West 46th Street, New York, NY, 10036

Suite 405 (4th floor) for Dr. Judith Joseph, MD, MBA

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