Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma in WTC Responders with PTSD

Project Number
1 U01 OH012065-01
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene Inc
Fiscal Year Awarded
Project Duration
1 year


Parental traumatic exposure has persistent impacts on children’s psychological well-being, even when they were not directly exposed. Two to four years following the 9/11 WTC attack, over 20% of police officers and over 30% of relief workers reported behavioral issue(s) with their children. Yet this affected group has not been directly assessed. This study will: establish a cohort of those under age 18 during 9/11 and that their parents developed PTSD through their occupation as responders to the WTC aftermath; assess their mental well-being using an online battery; examine intergenerational trauma transmission pathway using existing data on the parents’ health.


Co-PIs: Diana Rodriguez Moreno and Keely Cheslack-Postava (NYSPI, Columbia University)


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Principal Investigator: Yael Cycowicz, PhD
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene Inc