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How much does happiness matter? Preventing mental illness, understanding the effects of trauma, aging, and substance abuse, and reducing the stigma attached to behavioral disorders, scientific exploration of mental health is central to this field.

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Faculty in Mental Health

Angela Aidala
Associate Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences
Alan Brown
Professor
Epidemiology and Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center
Bruce Link
Special Lecturer \ Professor of Emeritus
Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences
Claude Mellins
Professor
Medical Psychology (in Sociomedical Sciences and Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Christina Hoven
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Carol Caton
Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences (in Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Christine Mauro
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Denise Kandel
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences (in Psychiatry)
Dale Hesdorffer
Professor
Epidemiology (in the Sergievsky Center) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ezra Susser
Professor
Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Francine Cournos
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Guohua Li
Professor
Epidemiology
Helena Duch
Adjunct Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Jeffrey Fagan
Professor
Epidemiology
Kim Hopper
Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences
Katharina Janus
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Katherine Keyes
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Karolynn Siegel
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Lawrence Yang
Associate Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Mady Hornig
Associate Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Mark Hatzenbuehler
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Myrna Weissman
Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Madelyn Gould
Professor
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Yuval Neria
Professor
Psychology (In Epidemiology and Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Patrick Wilson
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Qixuan Chen
Associate Professor
Biostatistics
Renee Goodwin
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Robert Klitzman
Professor
Psychiatry (in Sociomedical Sciences) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Renata Schiavo
Senior Lecturer
Sociomedical Sciences
Sandro Galea
Adjunct Professor
Epidemiology
Silvia Martins
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Xinhua Liu
Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Esteban Calvo
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in CAC)
Vegard Skirbekk
Professor
Population and Family Health (In the Columbia Aging Center)
George Musa
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Helen-Maria Lekas
Associate Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences
Harold Pincus
Professor
Psychiatry (in Health Policy and Management)
Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Annika Sweetland
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences (In Psychiatry)
Pia Mauro
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Seth Prins
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences
Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (In CAC)
Larkin McReynolds
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (In Psychiatry)
Janna Metzler
Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Population and Family Health
Michael Phillips
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Linda Valeri
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
Kathleen Sikkema
Stephen Smith Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Kara Rudolph
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Jeremy Kane
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology

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Pachankis, J.E., Hatzenbuehler, M.L., Wang, K., Burton, C.L., Crawford, F.W., Phelan, J.C., & Link, B.G. (2017). The Burden of Stigma on Health and Well-Being: A Taxonomy of Concealment, Course, Disruptiveness, Aesthetics, Origin, and Peril Across 93 Stigmas. Pers Soc Psychol Bull. View abstract

Sederer, L.I. (2017). The One With Friends: A TV Show Within a Play. JAMA. View abstract

Hatzenbuehler, M.L., Prins, S.J., Flake, M. … & Hirsch, J. (2017). Immigration Policies and Mental Health Morbidity among Latinos: A State-Level Analysis. Social Science & Medicine. View abstract

Goodwin, R.D. (2017). Next Steps Towards Understanding the Relationship Between Cigarette Smoking and Depression/Anxiety Disorders: A Lifecourse Perspective. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. View abstract.