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Madison Silverstein

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Madison Silverstein
Madison Silverstein

Madison Silverstein, Ph.D. joined the Psychological Sciences faculty at Loyola University New Orleans in August 2019. Dr. Silverstein received her B.A. in Psychology from Vassar College in 2010 and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University in 2019. She completed her clinical internship at Emory University School of Medicine where she focused on behavioral health treatment, assessment, and advocacy for underserved populations.


Dr. Silverstein’s teaching philosophy centers around three concepts: attending to issues of diversity, encouraging students to question traditional pedagogy, and empowering students to become more engaged in their communities. She is passionate about reducing education disparities among racial and ethnic minority students through mentorship and training and has received awards from APA, SPSSI, Auburn University, and Emory University for her work in this area.


Dr. Silverstein’s research interests include PTSD assessment across the lifespan, in underserved populations, and using psychophysiological procedures. She also conducts research that addresses reducing education disparities among racial and ethnic minority students.

Recent Publications

  • Silverstein, M. W., Lee, D. J., & Witte, T. K., Weathers, F. W. (2016). Is posttraumatic growth a trauma-specific phenomenon? Factorial invariance and equivalence of latent means across trauma- and stressor-exposed groups. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 9(5), 553-560.
  • Silverstein, M. W., Dieujuste, N., Kramer, L. B., Lee, D. J., & Weathers, F. W. (2018). Construct validation of the hybrid model of posttraumatic stress disorder: Distinctiveness of the new symptom clusters. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 54, 17-23.
  • Benfer, N., Bardeen, J.R., Cero, I., Kramer, L.B., Rogers, T. A., Silverstein, M. W., & Weathers, F. W. (2018). Network models of posttraumatic stress symptoms across trauma types. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 58, 70-77.
  • Fix, R. L., Silverstein, M. W., Nuhu, N., & Gray, W. (In press). Scholars Committed to Opportunities in Psychological Education: Increasing diversity in the field of psychology by mentoring future psychologists of color. Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning.

Classes Taught

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Introduction to Research
  • Clinical Psychology (online)