Andrea Israel, Ph.D.
Andrea Israel, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist serving as a Military Behavioral Health Child Psychologist at the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. In this role, she supports a study to assess the feasibility and to identify best practices for enhancing and expanding capabilities to deliver telehealth services to youth (dependents of active duty military) with neurodevelopmental and behavioral health needs across a dispersed geographic area. In addition, she provides Evidence-Based Psychotherapy (EBP) training. Dr. Israel graduated with her doctorate in School Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her postdoctoral work at Duke University Medical Center. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish, with a minor in Psychology, from the University of Virginia.
Prior to joining CDP, Dr. Israel enjoyed a varied career across diverse settings, including university medical centers, community hospitals, outpatient clinics, private practice, and federal civilian and military installations. She has worked with both pediatric and adult patients across these settings, engaging in direct clinical treatment, psychological evaluation, and multidisciplinary consultation. Dr. Israel’s work has focused on topics related to health psychology, evaluation for the purposes of identification of strengths and neuropsychiatric challenges, and workforce health and wellness programming. In addition, her roles often included delivery of seminars and workshops, and she continues that focus on training delivery in her work with CDP.