Loretta Malta

Dr. Malta, Loretta S. (d.o.b. 27/10/1961)

Dr. Malta serves as a Staff Psychologist, VISN 2 Upstate New York Healthcare, Samuel S. Stratton Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry (Courtesy), Weill-Cornell Medical College and Albany Medical College.

Dr. Malta is a U.S. licensed psychologist whose 15 years of experience include work on four cognitive-behavioral therapy randomized clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health in the United States and two funded treatment effectiveness studies. She began collaborating with Dr. Cezar Giosan, the P.I., in 2005 when they were both faculty at Weill-Cornell Medical College. Dr. Malta is the co-PI of a privately funded study on stress reactions at the University of Exeter (UK) and a consultant for Dr. Giosan’s funded depression RCT at Babes-Bolyai University (Romania). Dr. Malta has published in peer-reviewed journals since 2000. Her Cumulative Impact Factor is 71 and her work has been cited in more than 450 publications.

Dr. Malta has been a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) for a decade. She reviews submissions for the ISTSS journal, Journal of Traumatic Stress, and for their annual meeting. For the past 15 years, she has also been a member of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.

Project-related achievements

Malta, L.S. (2012) Allostasis: The Emperor of All (Trauma-related) Maladies. Clinical Psychology, Science and Practice 19: 241-259.

Malta, L.S., Wyka, K.E., Giosan, C., Jayasinghe, N. & Difede, J. (2009). Numbing symptoms as predictors of unremitting posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23: 223-229.

– Levitt, J.T., Malta L.S., Martin, A., Davis, L. & Cloitre M (2007). The flexible application of a manualized treatment for PTSD symptoms and functional impairment related to the 9/11 World Trade Center attack. Behaviour Research and Therapy 45: 1419-1433.