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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
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
David Frost
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health
Eric Schrimshaw
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ezra Susser
Professor
Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Francine Cournos
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Gary Heiman
Adjunct Assistant 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
Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Lindsay Stark
Associate Professor
Population and Family Health
Mary Clare Lennon
Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences
Mady Hornig
Associate Professor
Epidemiology (in the Center for Infection and Immunity) 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
Neil Boothby
Professor
Population and Family Health 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
Sandro Galea
Adjunct Professor
Epidemiology
Silvia Martins
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Xinhua Liu
Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Yumiko Aratani
Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Medical Center
Esteban Calvo
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in the Columbia Aging Center)
F. DuBois Bowman
Chair and Cynthia and Robert Citrone-Roslyn and Leslie Goldstein Professor
Biostatistics
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
Ilan Meyer
Professor Emeritus
Sociomedical Sciences
Harold Pincus
Professor
Psychiatry (in Health Policy and Management)
Annika Sweetland
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences (In Psychiatry)
Pia Mauro
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Yifeng Hu
Senior Lecturer
Sociomedical Sciences

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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.