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Visiting INVEST: Ana Ortin Peralta

In the “INVEST visitors” series, we present visiting professors and fellows who have arrived at the flagship INVEST. This time introducing Assistant Professor Ana Ortin Peralta.

I am Ana Ortin Peralta, PhD and an Assistant Professor at the School-Clinical Child Psychology Program, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore/Einstein (PRIME).

I am the director of the Youth Suicide Lad at Ferkauf and a member of PRIME Center of Health Equity. My research program use a mixed methods approach to examine how developmental, cultural, and contextual factors interact to increase suicide risk among children and adolescents from diverse backgrounds. In my research I also focus on identifying psychological pathways underlaying the intergenerational transmission of suicide risk.

I have completed my training as a clinical psychologist at the Hospital Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona, Spain. In 2010, I was awarded a two-year pre-doctoral fellowship from the Alicia Koplowitz Foundation at the NYS Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center.

Shortly after I earned my doctorate from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 2015, I joined the Laboratory for the Study of Youth Cognition and Suicide at Hunter College (CUNY), where I completed my postdoctoral training.


INVEST is a unique initiative that has the potential to leverage systemic changes. I wanted to be part of this project because it offers unique learning experiences and opportunities to those involved in the center.


During my INVEST fellowship, I will be working with Dr. Andre Sounder and his team on a series of studies examining mental health outcomes in youth using the INVEST Full Population Data.