Jamilah R. George

Graduate Student

Psychological Sciences


Clinical Psychology (Behavioral Medicine)


Dean Cruess, Ph.D.

Anticipated Graduation



M.S., University of Connecticut

M.Div., Yale University / Yale Institute of Sacred Music

B.A., University of Michigan, LSA Honors Program

Research Interests

(1) Stress/Trauma-based Health Outcomes (e.g., Pain and Sleep interference); PTSD; Racial Trauma; Racial Health disparities; Chronic health conditions

(2) Anxiety; Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders

(3) Neurologically-drive treatment interventions (e.g., Non-invasive Neuromodulation) and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy


George, J. R., Taylor, R. J., Rouleau, T. M., Turner, E. D., & Williams, M. T. (under review). Seeking Care for Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms among African Americans.

George, J. R. (In preparation). Association between racism/discrimination and post-traumatic stress symptoms among African Americans: A systematic review

Adams, T. G., Kelmendi, B., George, J. R., Forte, J., Hubert, T. J. J., Wild, H., Rippey, C. S., & Pittenger, C. (2023). Frontopolar multifocal transcranial direct current stimulation reduces conditioned fear reactivity during extinction training: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory205, 107825. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2023.107825

Sinnott, S. M., Park, C. L., George, J. R., Gnall, K. E., & David, A. B. (2023). Use of religious and spiritual responses after trauma to prevent posttraumatic stress symptoms and suicidality: The role of meaning in life. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 10.1002/cpp.2902. Advance online publication.  https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2902

Carter, S., Packard, G., Coghlan, C., George, J.R., Brown, A. J., Ching, T. H. W., Julian, J., Maples-Keller, J. L. (2023) Perceptions of psychedelic-assisted therapy among Black Americans. Journal of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, 4, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjmad.2023.100023

Adams, T. G., Cisler, J. M., Kelmendi, B., George, J. R., Kichuk, S. A., Averill, C. L., Anticevic, A., Abdallah, G., & Pittenger, C. (2022). Transcranial direct current stimulation targeting the medial prefrontal cortex modulates functional connectivity and enhances safety learning in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Results from two pilot studies. Depression and Anxiety39(1), 37–48. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.23212

Williams, M. T., Taylor, R. J., George, J. R., Schlaudt, V. A., Ifatunji, M. A., & Chatters, L. M. (2021). Correlates of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms Among Black Caribbean Americans. International Journal of Mental Health, 50(1), 53–77. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207411.2020.1826261

Adams, T. G., Cisler, J. M., Kelmendi, B., George, J. R., Kichuk, S.A., Averill, C. L., Anticevic, A., Abdallah, C. G., & Pittenger, C. (2021). Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) targeting the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) modulates functional connectivity and enhances inhibitory safety learning in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). MedRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.02.16.21251796

Williams, M. T., Reed, S., & George, J. R., (2021). Culture and psychedelic psychotherapy: Ethnic and racial themes from three Black women therapists. Journal of Psychedelic Studies, 4(1), 4-15. https://doi.org/10.1556/2054.2020.00137

Williams, M. T., Barlett, A., Michaels, T. I., Sevelius, J., & George, J. R. (2021). Dr. Valentina Wasson: Questioning what we think we know about the foundations of psychedelic science. Journal of Psychedelic Studies, 4(3), 146-148. https://doi.org/10.1556/2054.2020.00140

George, J. R., Michels, T. I., Sevelius, & Williams, M. T. (2020) The psychedelic renaissance and the limitations of a White-dominant medical framework: A call for indigenous and ethnic minority inclusion. Journal of Psychedelic Studies, 4(3), 125-138. https://doi.org/10.1556/2054.2019.015

Pereira-Printz, D. M. B., & George, J. R. (2020). The Ethical Obligation of White Allyship: Why and How Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy Professionals Need to Foster Black Equity. the Behavioral Therapist, 43(6).

Williams, M. T., George, J. R., & Printz, D. M. B. (2020). Behavioral Health Service Delivery with African Americans. In: Benuto L., Gonzalez F., Singer J. (eds) Handbook of Cultural Factors in Behavioral Health. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32229-8_9

George, J. R., Lohr, J., Pittenger, C., & Adams, T. G. (2018) Disgust mediates the effects of race on contamination fears. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 19, 72-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocrd.2018.08.002

Stewart, P. A., George, J. R., & Adams, T.A. (2017). Does predisposition towards disgust affect emotional response to political leaders?: Evidence concerning President Barack Obama. Social Science Quarterly, 100(6). https://doi.org/10.1111/ssqu.12705

George, J. R. (2015). The Power of Faith, Story, and El Salvadoran Women. Yale University, Notes from the Quad. https://divinity.yale.edu/news/power-faith-story-and-el-salvadoran-women

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