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Rachel Ammirati, PhD

Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Assistant Vice Chair for Faculty Development, New Initiatives
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Grady Ponce de Leon Center, Infectious Disease Program

Phone: 404-616-3189

Fax: 404-616-1010



Rachel J. Ammirati, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in integrated care and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for emotional disorders. She is a certified Unified Protocol trainer and therapist (Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders), and a certified Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Provider. She is based within the Grady Health System and provides evidence-based clinical services to adults living with HIV/AIDS at the Grady Infectious Disease Program.

Dr. Ammirati is involved in a variety of service and training activities within the Emory University School of Medicine, including serving as Co-Director of Psychology Continuing Education. Her scholarly interests include science-practice integration, cognitive-behavioral approaches to treating psychopathology and problems related to chronic medical illness, brief and transdiagnostic models of psychotherapy, and cognitive biases.

Dr. Ammirati was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She received her BS in Human Development from Cornell University and her PhD in Psychology (Clinical) From Emory University. Dr. Ammirati completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University’s School of Medicine (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences) within the Grady Health System in Atlanta, GA. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory University School of Medicine in 2016, she worked as a Primary Care – Mental Health Integration Psychologist at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and served also as the Associate Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Coordinator for the Atlanta VAMC.