Nirit Pisano, Ph.D.
Chief Psychology Officer
Nirit Pisano, Ph.D., is the Psychology Officer at Cognovi Labs. A licensed psychologist, Nirit
has spent the past 15 years studying human emotions and behavior through the lens of clinical
and developmental psychology. Nirit advises the Cognovi Team on the emotional processes
underlying individual affective expressions and collective behavioral trends.
Nirit received her B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University, graduating Summa Cum Laude
with Highest Thesis Honors. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the
Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. Nirit fulfilled her
clinical training at Bellevue Hospital, Jacobi Medical Center, and Bronx Psychiatric Center, and
completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Pace University’s Counseling Center. She currently
works in private practice with a psychoanalytic lens and a specialization in trauma. Nirit has
published a book on intergenerational Holocaust trauma as well as a number of related chapters
in edited psychological volumes. She has presented her research at interdisciplinary conferences
in the United States and abroad.