Research Associate

Joe Geraci is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) in the US Army, and a co-founder/Director of Military Relations for the Resilience Center for Veterans & Families (Teachers College, Columbia University). He is currently serving as a clinical psychology intern at the Bronx Veteran Affairs hospital and graduates from Columbia University with a PhD in clinical psychology in May 2018. Being a combat leader, scholar and mental health provider have provided him with a unique viewpoint that uses to assist veterans/service members and their families.  

      As an Infantry officer, he deployed with the 2nd Ranger Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, and 10th Mountain Division to Afghanistan. He also served in the classroom at West Point as an assistant professor in the Departments of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership and Military Science. He most recently served as an Infantry battalion commander for 1-314th Infantry. 

     Within the Resilience Center, Joe is the principle investigator for five current veteran studies. His research is related to studying interventions that he helped to develop to improve veteran transition and to mitigate PTSD, crime, and suicidal behaviors. 

    Joe graduated from West Point and earned three master degrees from Teachers College, Columbia U. His military awards include the Bronze Star, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Awards, Senior Parachutist Badge and Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge and the Ranger tab.