Anthony F. Santoro, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: afs2132@cumc.columbia.edu

Dr. Anthony Santoro’s research examines the long-lasting effects of childhood adversity and socioeconomic disadvantage on adult physical health and functioning. His research has focused on exploring behaviors and beliefs (e.g., cultural, religious/spiritual) that serve as buffers and exacerbators of poor health outcomes in vulnerable populations (e.g., ethnic minorities, stigmatized groups, individuals with disabilities).

Dr. Santoro is particularly interested in the biological mechanisms (e.g., allostatic load, inflammation) by which sociocultural stressors impacts the development and course of chronic medical conditions (e.g., HIV, cardiovascular illness). He is also interested in international research, cross-cultural measurement development/validation, and technology-assisted research methodology to access hard-to-reach, underserved populations.


EDUCATION

Wagner College
BA - 2010 -  Psychology and French Studies

Columbia University, Teachers College
MA - 2012 -  Psychology: Psychopathology and Personality

Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
MA - 2015 - Clinical Psychology
PhD - 2017 -  Clinical Psychology (Health Emphasis)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  

2012-2014: Research Assistant, Psychology of Cardiovascular Research Lab, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY

2013-2014: Predoctoral Fellow, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & Related Disorders (LEND), Rose F. Kennedy Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center, Bronx, NY

2014-2017: Research Assistant, Systems Neuroscience Research Lab, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY

2014-2017: Research Assistant, The Heart, Mind, Spirit, and The Globe Lab, Pace University, New York, NY

2015-2016: Intern, International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) Presidential Taskforce, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY

2015-2016: Research Coordinator, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

2015-Present: Adjunct Lecturer, Pace University, New York, NY

CLINICAL TRAINING

2013-2014: Behavioral Medicine Student Therapist, Parnes Clinic, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY

2013-2014: Clinical Psychology Extern, Fisher Landau Center for the Treatment of Learning, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM), Bronx, NY

2014-2015: Clinical Psychology Extern, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY

2015: Applied Behavioral Psychology Predoctoral Fellow, Fisher Landau Center for the Treatment of Learning, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM), Bronx, NY

2015-2016: Clinical Neuropsychology Extern, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

2016-2017: Clinical Psychology Doctoral Intern (APA Accredited), Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Berwyn, PA

2017-Present: Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Cognitive Assessment (CFCA), New York, NY

HONORS AND AWARDS

2006: New York Times Scholarship (Semi-Finalist)

2006-2010: Columbus Citizen’s Foundation Academic Scholarship

2006-2010: Dean’s Academic Scholarship, Wagner College

2010: The L. Willard Knight Memorial Award, Wagner College

2010: The Robert deCsipkes Memorial Prize, Wagner College

2011: The Dr. Ruth Westheimer Graduate Scholarship, Columbia University

2012: Columbia University Featured Recent Alumni

2012-2017: Merit Scholarship, Yeshiva University

2013-2014: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & Related Disorders (LEND) Predoctoral Fellowship, Rose F. Kennedy Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center

2015: Newsworthy Abstract Distinction, American Psychosomatic Society (APS) 73rd Annual Meeting

2016-2017: Intern Cohort Representative, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health