Katarzyna Wyka

wykaDr. Wyka, Katarzyna (d.o.b. 10/12/1975)

Project-related professional experience

Dr. Wyka is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at City University of New York and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at Weill-Cornell Medical College. A former colleague of the P.I. at Cornell University, Dr. Wyka got her Ph.D. in Quantitative Methods in Educational and Psychological Research from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Dr. Wyka is a member of The American Statistical Association, and reviewer for the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Wyka has been a statistical and methodological consultant in several large projects at Cornell University, the City University of New York and other institutions. In the recent years, Dr. Wyka has been an integral part of the following projects: 1) multi-site (Weill-Cornell Medical College, Emory University and University of Southern California) clinical trial of PTSD treatment, 2) evaluation of a telemedicine-based prevention program promoting mental health among underserved and at risk populations (Weill-Cornell Medical College), 3) a randomized clinical trial comparing an enhanced psychotherapy for depression with traditional cognitive therapy.

In these projects, Dr. Wyka has been involved in all stages of study design, data analysis and interpretation, as well as in the preparation of manuscripts and presentations to disseminate findings.

Project-related achievements:

–  Giosan, C. & Wyka, K.E. (2009). Is a Successful High-K Fitness Strategy Associated with Better Mental Health? Evolutionary Psychology, 7:28-39.

–  Cukor, J., Wyka, K., Mello, B., Olden, M., Jayasinghe, N., Roberts, J., Giosan, C., Crane, M., & Difede, J. (2011). The longitudinal course of PTSD among disaster workers deployed to the World Trade Center following the attacks of September 11th. Special Issue: The September 11th 2001 Terrorist Attacks: Ten Years After. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 24(5): 506-514.

–  Cukor, D., Ver Halen, V., Rosenthal Asher, D., Coplan, J., Weedon, J., Wyka, K., Saggi, S., & Kimmel, P. (in press). Psychological Intervention Improves Depression, Quality of Life and Fluid Adherence in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.