Jo Anne Sirey, Ph.D.
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Jo Anne Sirey, Ph.D.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

Jo Anne Sirey, PhD has an expertise in developing partnerships and conducting mental health interventions in community based settings. Her research focus is on the development, implementation and impact of interventions that address psychological barriers and stigma to improve treatment engagement, treatment participation and adherence.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Adult Psychiatry
  • General Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology


  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mood Disorder
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Geriatric Psychotherapy


Dr. Jo Anne Sirey received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from City University of New York and completed a post-doctoral Fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sirey is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Attending Psychologist and Clinical Director of the Geriatric Outpatient clinic of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

A Clinical Psychologist by training, she is interested in addressing the psychological barriers and stigma that deter adults from utilizing mental health care. Dr. Sirey has grants from the The National Institute of Mental Health to conduct an intervention to increase use of mental health services among depressed community dwelling elders (R01 MH 079265) and a project to improve adherence among elders in primary care settings (R01 MH087557). Dr. Sirey received the Woman of the Future award from the New York Women's Agenda, the Essel Investigator Award from the NARSAD Foundation and the New Investigator Award during the 40th Annual New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit Meeting (NCDEU) sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. In addition to her research Dr. Sirey is on the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Foundation and is a reviewer for SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).



Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Attending Psychologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., City University of New York, 1990
  • M.A., City University of New York, 1989


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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