Fellowship In Substance Abuse Disorders

This two-year post-doctoral program trains MD and PhDs for clinical and human laboratory research careers in many areas of substance abuse. Pharmacologic, psychologic, epidemiologic, developmental, etiologic, neuroimaging, and treatment studies are conducted, as well as studies on the development of public policy in this area. Fellows also engage in supervised clinical activities in a variety of substance abuse treatment settings. Because the ACGME certifies our addiction fellowship, fellows who are Board-Certified in psychiatry and successfully complete our two-year fellowship may sit for the Addiction Psychiatry Board examination. This fellowship is sponsored by NIDA.


MD with completed psychiatric, neurological, pediatric, or internal medicine residency. PhD in psychology or related health care field. U.S. citizen or permanent residents.

Core Faculty

Evaristo Akerele, Adam Bisaga, Carlos Blanco, Eric Collins, Sandra Comer, Ken Carpenter, Stephen Donovan, Dianna Dragatsi, Jean Endicott, Suzette Evans, Peter Farol, Richard Foltin, Mindy Fullilove, Alexander Glassman, Deborah Haller, Margaret Haney, Deborah Hasin, Carl Hart, Denise Hien, Denise Kandel, Herbert Kleber, Petros Levounis, Jeanne Manubay, John Mariani, Diana Martinez, Patrick McGrath, Daniel Medeiros, Edward Nunes, Maria Oquendo, Brad Peterson, Dan Posner, Wilfrid Raby, Richard Rosenthal, Ramon Solhkhah, Maria Sullivan, David Sulzer, PhD, Timothy Walsh, MD


Frances R. Levin, MD
Principal Investigator, Substance Abuse Research Fellowship
New York State Psychiatric Institute, Unit 66
New York, NY 10032
email: frl2@columbia.edu