Jamilah R. George

Graduate Student

Psychological Sciences


Clinical Psychology


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

PTSD; Racial Trauma; Chronic Pain; Health disparities; Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders; Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy; Non-invasive Neuromodulation


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

Carter, S., George, J. R., Packard, G., Julian, J., Coghlan, C., Brown, A., Ching, T., Julian, J., & Maples-Keller, J. (under review). Perceptions of Psychedelic Therapy among Black Americans

Sinnott, S. M., Park, C. L., George, J. R., Gnall, K. E., Adam, D. (under review). Use of Religious and Spiritual Responses after Trauma to Prevent Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Suicidality: The Role of Meaning in Life

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

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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