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Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Medical Psychology at CUMC
Dr. Albano is a professor of medical psychology, a clinical psychologist, and board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology. In addition to serving as Director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders at 3 Columbus Circle, she also conducts research and trains residents, fellows, and psychology postdoctoral fellows and interns. Her research is focused on the development and testing of psychosocial treatments for anxiety and mood disorders, and in understanding the impact of these disorders on the developing youth.
Expertise: Anxiety, mood disorders
Degrees: Dr. Albano earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Mississippi.
Social Media: Twitter
- Coping with Anxiety and Stress in the Age of Coronavirus – Spectrum News
- What is Anxiety? – New York Prespeterian Hospital
- Good Mental Health Away from Home Starts Before College – Wall Street Journal
Alan L. Berman, PhD (Lanny), Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Berman is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Between 1995 and 2014 he served as Executive Director of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). Prior to this he attained the rank of tenured full professor of psychology at American University (1969-1991) and was named Director of the National Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide at the Washington School of Psychiatry (1991-1995). Dr. Berman maintains a private practice of psychological and forensic consultation in Chevy Chase, MD. He has published over 160 professional articles and book chapters and has edited/authored 8 books.
Expertise: Suicide, Forensic Research
Degrees: Dr. Berman holds a B.A. degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America.
Daniel Eisenberg, PhD, Professor, University Michigan School of Public Health and Director of the Healthy Minds Study
Dr. Eisenberg’s broad research goal is to improve understanding of how to invest effectively and efficiently in the mental health of young people. In recognition of his early career research, in 2010 he was awarded the Thompson Prize for Young Investigators by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. He is the program director for his department’s Ph.D. program in Health Services Organization and Policy.
Expertise: Higher education mental health, value of economic investment in mental health
Degrees: Dr. Eisenberg completed a B.A. and Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University and a postdoctoral traineeship in mental health services and policy research at UC-Berkeley.
Claude Mellins, PhD, Professor, Medical Psychology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Claude Ann Mellins, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with expertise in psychosocial aspects of HIV disease, substance use, and stress and trauma in children, adolescents, young adults and families in the US and globally. In February 2014, Dr. Mellins became Co-Director of the Office of Clinical Psychology for CUMC psychologists functioning in clinical roles throughout the medical center. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Mellins has completed projects examining neurodevelopment, mental health, and sexual and drug risk behavior in vulnerable populations of children, adolescents, and young adults, particularly those affected by HIV, poverty and substance abuse.
Expertise: HIV, trauma, substance use
Degrees: Dr. Mellins completed a B.A. at Brown University and an M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Southern California.
- Is There a Smarter Way to Think about Sexual Assault on Campus? – The New Yorker
Kurt Michael, PhD, Aeschleman Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Appalachian State University
Dr. Kurt Michael is the Stanley R. Aeschleman Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Appalachian State University (ASU). He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Rural Mental Health and his primary areas of research are mental health in K-12 schools, adolescent suicidology, and rural healthcare. Dr. Michael also serves as a consultant for the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) Program.
Expertise: School mental health, suicide prevention, and means reduction
Degrees: Dr. Michael earned a B.A. at the University of Colorado-Boulder, an M.S. and Ph.D. at Utah State University, and completed a Clinical Psychology Internship at Duke University Medical Center.
Anthony Rostain, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Rostain’s clinical focus is “lifespan neurodevelopmental psychiatry,” which includes patients of all ages with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, Learning Disabilities (verbal and nonverbal) and related social learning disorders. He treats patients at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he is Co-Director of the Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry Service, and at Penn Medicine / Behavioral Health where he is Medical Director of the Adult Development Disorders Unit which includes the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program. Dr. Rostain’s research interests focus on improving clinical outcomes for patients across the lifespan with neurodevelopmental disorders, and on creating effective service systems for these patients and their families. He has co-authored two books on adult ADHD, entitled The Adult ADHD Tool Kit: Using CBT to Facilitate Coping Inside and Out, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Integrative Psychosocial and Medical Approach (Routledge). He is also co-author of a new book on college mental health entitled The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years (St. Martin’s Press).
Expertise: ADHD, social learning disorders, CBT
Degrees: Dr. Rostain earned a B.A. at Yale University, an M.S. at Southern Connecticut State College, an M.D. at the New York School of Medicine, and an M.A. at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Differences in Diagnosing ADHD in Adults and Children – Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network
- Addressing the Challenges of Treatment Resistant ADHD in Adults – Psychiatric Times
- The Stressed Years of Their Lives: It’s the end of semester crunch – What are colleges doing for your mental health? – Thrive Global
Nance Roy Ed.D., Chief Clinical Officer at The Jed Foundation; Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry
Nance has over 20 years of experience as a psychologist working in college mental health. Prior to her work at JED, Nance was Director of the Health and Counseling Center at Sarah Lawrence College before becoming the Assistant Dean of Health and Wellness at Sarah Lawrence, and more recently was the Associate Dean of Health and Wellness at Rhode Island School of Design. She is a senior advisor for the National College Depression Partnership and her publications have focused on effective strategies for treatment and management of at-risk students on college campuses.
Expertise: College mental health
Degrees: Nance earned a B.S. degree from the University of Rhode Island, an M.S. from the University of North Carolina, and an Ed.D. from Harvard University.
- Mental Health Problems for College Students Are Increasing – Healthline
- ‘The most stressful time ever’: how coronavirus affects children’s mental health – The Guardian
- New Initiative Tackles Graduate Student Mental Health – Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Victor Schwartz, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at The Jed Foundation; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine
Victor has over 25 years of experience as a psychiatrist working in college mental health. Victor was medical director of NYU’s Counseling Service and established a counseling center at Yeshiva University where he subsequently served as the University Dean of Students. He was an original member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Presidential Task Force on College Mental Health, co-chair of the APA working group on legal issues in college mental health and is an APA Distinguished Life Fellow. Victor served as a co-chair of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Committee on the College Student and has served as an advisor to HBO, Dear Evan Hansen, NCAA, NFL and NBA. He is co-editor with Dr. Jerald Kay, of Mental Health Care in the College Community (Wiley, 2010).
Degrees: Victor received a B.A. from Yeshiva College, earned his M.D. from SUNY Downstate Medical College and completed his Residency in Psychiatry at NYU Medical Center-Bellevue Hospital.
Social Media: Twitter
- Rising suicide rates at college campuses prompt concerns over mental health care – ABC News
- 3 Suicides in 2 Months Jolt a College Campus – NY Times
- It’s Hard To Not Be Anxious When Nowhere Feels Safe Anymore – Huffington Post