Brandon J. Weiss, PhD, is an attending psychologist and assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He provides evidence-based individual psychotherapy for adults, primarily individuals who identify as LGBT and/or are HIV+, with a variety of presenting problems, He also maintains a part-time private practice where he specializes in anxiety disorders, PTSD/trauma, and LGBT mental health. Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Weiss was an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University, where he taught and mentored students in the clinical psychology doctoral program.
Dr. Weiss received his BS in Psychology from the University of Houston and his MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He completed his clinical internship at the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology, where his major rotation was within the National Center for PTSD Behavioral Science Division at the VA Boston Healthcare System. While on internship, he maintained academic appointments as a clinical fellow in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a teaching fellow in Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Weiss also completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the National Center for PTSD Dissemination and Training Division, part of the Stanford University School of Medicine and VA Palo Alto Health Care System.
His program of research is driven by a desire to improve mental health services for underserved populations, particularly individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT) and individuals residing in rural areas. His research focuses on (1) evidence-based treatment for PTSD and related disorders (particularly anxiety disorders) and (2) using various technologies (e.g., videoconferencing, mobile apps, web-based interventions) to increase access to care and maximize the efficiency of interventions.