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Chitra Raghavan, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in New York City specializing in assessment of sex trafficking, domestic violence, sexual harassment, rape, sexual assault and any other abusive interactions, and the traumatic outcomes these situations engender.  

Dr. Raghavan is currently a tenured full professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is also the Deputy Director of the Forensic Mental Health Counseling Program and the Coordinator for the Victimology Studies in Forensic Psychology.

In 2014, Dr. Raghavan was named as one of “New York’s New Abolitionists” by the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition for her work to promote human rights for women and fight human trafficking.

About Dr. Chitra Raghavan

Education & Training Background
  • 2002, Research Scientist, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse(CASA), Columbia University

  • 2000, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine

  • 1998, Ph.D. in Community and Clinical Psychology, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign

  • 1992, B.A. in French Language and Literature and Psychology, Smith College

  • New York State 2005

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