Tanya Saraiya, PhD
Tanya Saraiya, PhD., is a licensed clinical psychologist and Research Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Her research aims to improve treatments for PTSD and substance use disorders (SUD) by understanding the needs of historically marginalized populations, such as women, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with complex, clinical presentations. Her current work is supported by the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 grant at MUSC where she is examining how to modify the COPE intervention to the needs of women with PTSD and opioid use disorder in order to enhance efficacy and effectiveness. Dr. Saraiya is devoted to the incorporation of individual identity into the design and implementation of therapies for PTSD and SUD. She immensely joins working with patients and has provided COPE, PE, and RP for the past three years across various clinical settings.