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Research Divisions

BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE

Research DivisionsResearch in the Division of Behavioral Medicine aims to understand the contribution of psychological, psychosocial, and behavioral factors to the onset, progression, and management of physical and mental disease...

BIOSTATISTICS AND DATA COORDINATION

Research DivisionsThe Division of Biostatistics and Data Coordination serves both as a research unit, and as a support unit, in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI).

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY

The Division of Child Psychiatry is one of the largest divisions at PI, and includes a number of internationally prominent investigators in Child Psychiatry.

CLINICAL PHENOMENOLOGY

Research DivisionsThe Division of Clinical Phenomenology was formed during this past year by combining the staff of the following Departments: Research Assessment and Training, Biometrics, Personality Studies, and Communication Sciences.

CLINICAL THERAPEUTICS

Research DivisionsThe Division of Clinical Therapeutics focuses on clinical research of non-psychotic psychiatric disorders on adults.

COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE 

Using behavioral, cognitive and neurophysiological techniques, we investigate brain-behavior relationships and neurobiological and cognitive mechanisms underlying psychiatric disorders. Our work spans basic and preclinical studies, development and application of laboratory-based assessment, clinical trials and clinical care.

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DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE

Research DivisionsThe Department of Developmental Neuroscience was established at NYSPI in 1984.

DIVISION OF GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND HEALTH 

Research Divisions Formerly known as the Division of HIV, the Division of Gender, Sexuality and Health was expanded and renamed in 2012 to reflect the full scope of its research studies, educational initiatives, and expertise of its investigators.

EPIDEMIOLOGY

Research DivisionsThe mission of this division is to reduce the burden of psychiatric disorders through research, education, and service.

EPIDEMIOLOGY OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Research DivisionsThis department investigates the natural history of involvement in drugs, the risk factors and consequences of drug abuse in a lifespan perspective...

EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS

The Brain Stimulation and Therapeutic Modulation (BSTM) Division specializes in the use of emerging electromagnetic means of modulating brain function to study brain behavior relationships and to study and treat psychiatric and neurological disorders.

GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY

Research DivisionsThe Division of Geriatric Psychiatry was formed in early 2007 after the former Department of Biological Psychiatry was split into the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and the Division of Brain Stimulation.

INTEGRATIVE NEUROSCIENCE

Research DivisionsThe Division of Integrative Neuroscience is a research division aimed at understanding the pathophysiology underlying psychiatric illnesses using approaches that span multiple levels of neurobiological analysis.

LAW, ETHICS AND PSYCHIATRY

Research DivisionsThe Law, Ethics and Psychiatry Division undertakes education and research on issues related to the impact of law and ethics on psychiatry, and on medicine more broadly, and on the role of psychiatry in the legal and correctional systems.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND POLICY

Research DivisionsThe Division of Mental Health Services and Policy Research, headed by Susan Essock, PhD, is charged with developing public-academic partnerships between researchers in Psychiatry and policy makers at OMH and elsewhere.

MOLECULAR IMAGING AND NEUROPATHOLOGY

Research DivisionsThe Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Division conducts studies to better understand abnormalities in persons suffering from a variety of brain disorders using state of the art imaging and clinical studies.

MOLECULAR THERAPEUTICS

Research DivisionsResearch in the newly created Division of Molecular Therapeutics focuses on understanding molecular and cellular processes that underlie behavior, with an emphasis on existing or novel targets for therapeutic intervention in psychiatric disorders.

NEUROBIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR

Research DivisionsThe Division of Neurobiology and Behavior consists of seventeen independent basic research laboratories in the Kolb Research Annex.

PSYCHIATRIC AND MEDICAL GENETICS

Research DivisionsThe Department of Psychiatric and Medical Genetics, with several research subdivisions, continues its long-standing goals of elucidating the genetic liability and mechanisms underlying psychiatric disorders and other behavioral anomalies.

SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY

Research DivisionsThe Department of Social Psychiatry has developed and sustains a program of research on important substantive and methodological issues in psychiatric epidemiology.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Research DivisionsResearch in this division focuses on antecedents and consequences of substance use and abuse, with particular emphasis on the development and testing of novel approaches to the treatment of substance abuse.

TRANSLATIONAL IMAGING

Research DivisionsThe area of research of the Division of Translational Imaging (DTI) at NYSPI is the development of novel tools and techniques to study neurotransmission in the living human brain...

 

 

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