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Dr. Jennifer Kraker

Dr. Jennifer Kraker MD, MS


Credentials of Dr. Jennifer Kraker MD, MS


  • Medical School - Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Weill University, Payne Whitney Clinic (Residency)
  • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (Internship)
  • Columbia University, Master's in Human Nutrition
  • Columbia University, Fellowship in Public Psychiatry

Languages Spoken

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association

Awards and Publications

  • Allison, D. B., Gadbury, G., Schwartz, L. G., Murugesan, R., Kraker, J. L., Heshka, S., Fontaine, K. R., & Heymsfield, S. B. (2003). A Novel Soy-Based Meal Replacement Formula For Weight Loss Among Obese Individuals: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 57(4):514-522.
  • Fontaine KR, Yang D, Gadbury GL, Heshka S, Schwartz LG, Murugesan R, Kraker JL, Heo M, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB.  Results of soy-based meal replacement formula on weight, anthropometry, serum lipids & blood pressure during a 40-week clinical weight loss trial. Nutr J. 2003 Nov 18;2(1):14.
  • Kraker, JL, Ferrando, SJ. 2009 Psychiatric Aspects of Diabetes. In L.. Povetsky (Ed.) Principles of Diabetes
  • Ferrando, S, Kraker, JL (2009) Psychopharmacology in Endocrinological Disorders. In S. Ferrando, J Levenson, J Owen (Eds.) Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill. American Psychiatric Press, Inc. Washington D.C.
  • Columbia Psychoanalytic Fellowship 2009-2010
  • Bristol Meyers Squibb Public Psychiatry Fellow Award 2009-2011
  • American Society of Clinical Nutrition Scholarship Award 2005

Professional Statement

Jennifer Kraker, M.D., M.S., is a board certified Columbia and Cornell educated psychiatrist who helps people who are experiencing arduous circumstances—such as relationship stress, family strain, career frustrations, worry, life transitions and times of crisis—live their most meaningful life.  Often described by her patients as a compassionate doctor who "gets it," Dr. Kraker treats all psychiatric disorders including addictions, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, women’s reproductive issues across the lifespan, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and OCD. She has a comprehensive background in nutrition and is comfortable using a traditional or complementary/integrative treatment approach. Buprenorphine treatment is offered. Her approach is highly personal—she will work with you to find the right combination of psychotherapy, medications, and integrative treatment modalities. Additionally, she has authored numerous medical journal articles on nutrition and the brain and lectured at the UN about women's international mental health.

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