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Dr. Amy B. Adler, PhD

Dr. Amy Adler is a clinical research psychologist and senior scientist with the Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). She obtained a B.A. in economics from Brown University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Kansas. She completed clinical internship and a fellowship at medical centers in Chicago. Dr. Adler then served as a clinical psychologist in military health clinics in Germany, as an instructor with the University of Maryland-European Division, and as a research psychologist with WRAIR’s unit in Heidelberg, Germany, eventually transitioning to WRAIR’s headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. Dr. Adler has authored more than 170 articles and chapters, and edited/co- edited seven books, including Deployment Psychology (American Psychological Association, 2011) and Anger at Work (American Psychological Association, 2021). Dr. Adler’s research interests include developing easily-fielded emotion regulation techniques and assessing the role of mindfulness training in military units. She has also initiated a series of studies examining behavioral health leadership and iCOVER, training for peer-based management of acute stress in high-stakes operations.


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Mental Push-ups

Create an upstream suicide prevention tool to optimize performance and reduce stress through mindfulness practice

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Sustaining Resilience in Battle

Enhance resiliency skills in high stress situations through positive psychology