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Dr. Laura Braider, PhD


Assistant Vice President at Northwell Health; Film Participant, One South: Portrait of a Psych Unit

Dr. Laura Braider, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist, Assistant Vice President at Northwell Health, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She contributes to publications such as Psychology Today and Psychiatric Times and is frequently asked to share her expertise with national and local media.

Her clinical work focuses on the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) and Tourette Syndrome, and she co-founded the OCD program at Northwell’s Zucker Hillside Hospital. Over fifteen years ago, Dr. Braider identified a pressing need facing families of college-aged students and established the Behavioral Health College Partnership (BHCP), a transformative and first-of-its-kind program that has developed new protocols to manage the mental health challenges on campuses better today. BHCP provides crisis transport, emergency evaluation, a specialty college inpatient psychiatric unit, and post-acute outpatient care. This innovative partnership has rapidly expanded and currently serves 96 colleges in New York state. It is featured in the HBO documentary One South: Portrait of a Psych Unit, premiering at DC/DOX.