Associate Professor of Psychology in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology and Clinical Reproductive Medicine
Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry
Dr. Elizabeth Grill is a clinical psychologist at the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine and an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine and Psychiatry of Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also an Assistant Attending Psychologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Grill is an experienced psychologist and medical researcher with a special focus on the emotional aspects of infertility, IVF treatment, cancer related infertility and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Grill provides individual, couples, and group therapy for patients participating in all forms of assisted reproduction including third-party reproduction. She is focusing part of her practice on the particular challenges faced by patients who are dealing with infertility due to cancer and its treatment (oncofertility). She also treats men, women, and couples experiencing sexual and relationship problems both related and unrelated to infertility.
Dr. Grill’s postdoctoral training includes a fellowship year at the Center for Reproductive Medicine of Weill Cornell Medical College. She was trained and certified at the Mind/Body Institute at Harvard Medical School and developed and conducts stress management workshops for infertility patients focusing on relaxation techniques, cognitive restructuring, assertiveness skills and other helpful ways to manage emotional distress. Dr. Grill completed a two-year fellowship as a sex therapist at the Human Sexuality Program, Payne Whitney Clinic of the New York Presbyterian Hospital, founded over thirty years ago by Dr. Helen S. Kaplan.
Dr. Grill completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Communications with Highest Distinction from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and received her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She completed a year-long psychology internship at the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She also trained and led workshops at the New York University Child Study Center designed to teach couples communication and relationship-enhancement skills.
Dr. Grill is a member of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and was Past Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She was elected to a second term on the Content Review Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Additionally, she is a member of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, The Society for Sex Therapy and Research, and The International Society for Sexual Medicine.
She serves as an editorial reviewer for Fertility and Sterility and Journal of Andrology. Dr. Grill has lectured worldwide to patient and medical audiences and has published articles and participated in media interviews related to the emotional aspects of reproductive medicine, oncofertility, and sexual dysfunction.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call Dr. Grill's office at (646) 962-3314.