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, Trisha Srigiriraju, Kaitlyn Schultz, Emily Shapiro, Margot Deregnaucourt, Ashley Chan, Nikki Joseph, and Rachel Reifer are Dr. Joseph’s study coordinators and psychometric raters. Dr. Deepa Voleti, DO, is an investigator and board-certified psychiatrist at MBM. The team has a combined total of over 50 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:
Dr. Deepa Voleti, DO, is a Sub-Investigator at MBM and a Board Certified Pediatric and Adult Psychiatrist. Dr. Voleti received her a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry, cum laude, from New Jersey Institute of Technology/Rutgers University, her master’s in biomedical sciences from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and her medical degree from Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Voleti completed her residency training at the University of Kentucky and her fellowship training at New York University (NYU) and Bellevue Hospitals. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU and teaches the class “Love Actually” to NYU undergraduates. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her new puppy, traveling the world, listening to live music, and running. She speaks English and Telugu fluently.
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.
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 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.
Margot Deregnaucourt is a clinical research coordinator and patient recruiter at MBM. She graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology from Barnard College. She is HIPAA certified and has various health care certifications, including IATA, & GCP. In her spare time, Margot enjoys the arts and international travel. She is fluent in French, Spanish and English.
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 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.
Nikki Joseph, MBA, graduated summa cum laude from University of South Florida with a Master of Business Administration and has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from NJIT. She is HIPAA certified and has various health care certifications, including IATA & GCP. In her spare time, Nikki enjoys traveling the world and experiencing international cuisines. She speaks conversational Spanish.
Rachel Reifer is a clinical research coordinator and patient recruiter at MBM. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is HIPAA certified and has various health care certifications, including IATA, GCP, CSSRS and CPR. Rachel has been published in academic research at prior research sites. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with family, playing piano, and traveling. Rachel is fluent in English and speaks conversational Hebrew.
Dr. Judith Joseph MD, MBA & her study team are located on the 4th floor Suite 405
-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
– 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
– Secure fax and copy machine
– Secure WiFi and telephone throughout the office
2 West 46th Street, New York, NY, 10036
Suite 405 (4th floor) for Dr. Judith Joseph, MD, MBA