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Lawrence Yang

Dr. Lawrence Yang is currently an assistant professor in Epidemiology at the School of Public Health at Columbia University. He received his PhD from Boston University with a specialization in Clinical Psychology, completing his clinical internship at Massachusetts Mental Health Center/ Harvard Medical School. A recipient of multiple fellowships during his graduate career, Dr. Yang also received the National Security Education Plan- Graduate International Fellowship to study schizophrenia in families in Beijing, China from 1998-2000. He received two outstanding dissertation awards from the American Psychological Association for this work and has published the major results in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. After completing a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program at Columbia University, he received a five-year mentored research scientist award (K-01) from the National Institutes of Mental Health to examine how sociocultural factors-- in particular, family en