Since 1996, Helen Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D., has worked in the New York State Psychiatric Institute's Anxiety Disorders Clinic, first as a NIMH Research Fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Liebowitz and now as an independent researcher and Director of the OCD Research Program. She is a Brain & Behavior Research Foundation 2010 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee. Her interdisciplinary work ranges from clinical trials comparing the effects of medication and therapy in OCD to brain imaging studies examining the brain basis of OCD. The goal of her work is to improve the outcome of patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Dr. Simpson is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, College of Physician and Surgeons at Columbia University and Attending Psychiatrist, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. She holds a BS in Biology from Yale College. Her studies in the M.D.-Ph.D. program at The Rockefeller University/Cornell University Medical College included work on the brain basis of bird song vocalizations as a member of the lab of Dr. Fernando Nottebohm. After completing the M.D.-Ph.D. program, she completed an internship and residency in psychiatry at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.
Moderator: Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., President & CEO, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation; Host, public TV's "Healthy Minds"; Editor-in-Chief, Psychiatric News; and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.
MEET THE SCIENTIST WEBINARS SUMMER & FALL 2013 PREVIEW
For details about the following upcoming monthly webinars, check http://bbrfoundation.org/webinar
Jun. 11, 2013
"Depression in Children and Adolescents" with Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
Jul. 9, 2013
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