Dr. Anna Yusim is an award-winning, nationally recognized psychiatrist, speaker, and author of the best-selling book, Fulfilled: How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life. After working as a neurobiology researcher with Dr. Robert Sapolsky Ph.D. and completing her studies at Stanford University, Yale Medical School, and the NYU Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Dr. Yusim felt that something was missing from her life. In her quest to find it, she travelled, lived and worked in over 50 countries, while studying Kabbalah, learning Buddhist meditation, and working with South American shamans and Indian gurus. She has a psychiatry practice in New York City and has helped over one thousand patients live happier, more meaningful lives.
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Dr. Yusim has published over 70 academic articles, book chapters, scientific abstracts and book reviews on various topics in psychiatry. She has been a guest on countless national and international radio programs, TV shows and podcasts. She is a sought-after speaker at universities, businesses, academic and educational conferences, and corporate, spiritual, and yoga/meditation retreats.
She has received numerous awards and distinctions including the National Institute of Mental Health Outstanding Research Resident Award, the American Psychoanalytic Association Fellowship, the William Webb Fellowship from the Academy for Psychosomatic Medicine, the American Psychiatric Institute for Research & Education (APIRE) Janssen Research Award, the Seed Research Grant from the American Medical Association, First Prize in the Sermo Resident Challenge, the Carta Fellowship from the World Psychiatric Association, the Janet M. Glasgow-Rubin Award for Women Leaders at Yale Medical School, the William F. Downs Fellowship for International Research, the Max Kade Fellowship, the Samuel F. and Sara G. Feinman Scholarship for Leadership, the Foreman Fleisher Foundation Scholarship for Academic Excellence, the Golden Award for Top Thesis written in the Humanities at Stanford University, the Hoefzer Prize for Top Essay Written in Stanford University Course, the Bessie F. Lawrence International Fellowship, and the National Science Foundation Scholarship.
She lives in Manhattan with her husband.