Alumni Trailblazer Award

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Dr. Anna Yusim ‘95, recipient of the 2019 IMSA Alumni Trailblazer Award, is a board-certified Psychiatrist with a private practice in New York City, author of the 2017 award-winning book, Fulfilled: How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life, author of chapters and book reviews in academic publications, frequent invited conference presenter, lecturer at Yale Medical School, researcher at Yale Department of Cardiology and Yale Department of Psychiatry, and frequent invited guest on radio, television and podcasts. Her research on Kazakhstan’s suicide rates, PTSD and other mental health issues among the Rwandan people after the genocide, depression in rural Ecuador, and other topics have resulted in publications and presentations. Dr. Yusim’s 2017 book, Fulfilled, was voted Top Book of 2017 by Spirituality & Health Magazine. It is endorsed by esteemed leaders in medicine, academia, religion, and spirituality. It has been reviewed favorably in numerous publications including the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease and Psychology Today.

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