Our Team

  • Franklin Schneier, MD

    Principal Investigator

    Franklin Schneier, M.D. is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Research Scientist in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Schneier's research has focused on the diagnosis and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. He has conducted clinical trials establishing the efficacy of medication and cognitive-behavioral therapy treatments and has used brain imaging to evaluate brain function in anxiety disorders and depression.

    Franklin Schneier, MD
  • Raphael Campeas, MD

    Research Psychiatrist

    Raphael Campeas, MD is a Research Psychiatrist in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at NYSPI and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Campeas graduated from Mount Sinai Medical School in 1979 and completed his internship in the Adult Internal Medicine at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in NYC. He also completed his residency in Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has been working at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic since then, where he has extensive experience treating and researching OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), and Heightened Illness Concern.

  • Arturo Sanchez-Lacay, MD, PhD

    Research Psychiatrist

    Arturo Sanchez-LaCay, MD, PhD, MA started at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic in 1987. He received his MD from the University of Puerto Rico, where he specialized in Child Psychiatry. He then received a Masters and PhD in Public Health in Epidemiology from Columbia University. Dr. Sanchez-Lacay is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry.

  • Gloria Gomez, BA

    Research Assistant

    Gloria is a research assistant on the Body Dysmorphic Disorder team. She is the project coordinator for the "Safety and Efficacy and Psilocybin for BDD" study. She earned her BA in psychology from Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2020. At Rutgers, she completed an honors thesis examining the role of anxiety sensitivity in explaining sex differences in physical activity behavior. Gloria is interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in the future. 

    Gloria Gomez, BA
  • Sarah Dolan, BA

    Research Assistant

    Sarah is a research assistant on the Body Dysmorphic Disorder team. She received her BA in psychology from Vassar College in 2018. Prior to joining the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, she worked as a research assistant in the Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at Vassar and studied the role of positive emotions and emotion regulation in stress reduction. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Hofstra University. 

    Sarah Dolan, BA