Carla Cantor Joins Columbia Psychiatry as Director of Communications

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Carla Cantor has joined us as Director of Communications for the Department of Psychiatry. Until earlier this month, Carla served as Director of Communications for Science and Technology in Columbia’s central Office of Communications and Public Affairs on the Morningside campus.

In her new role, Carla will be responsible for overall communications strategy, including public relations, web presence, media outreach, and social media. She will develop strategies to expand awareness of clinical and educational programs, faculty research, and major initiatives of the Department that will support our mission, collaborating with the communications team at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She is part of the office of the Executive Director for External Relations, Linda Rosenberg.

Carla brings to the position extensive experience in developing and implementing internal and external communications to promote advances in health care, science and medicine, and higher education.

Prior to joining Columbia, Carla spent 15 years in the Office of Communications and Marketing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She also has held editorial and public affairs positions at NYU Langone Health, America Online, and Medscape Inc.

Carla is the author of Phantom Illness: Shattering the Myth of Hypochondria with Brian Fallon, MD, MPH, professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and has written articles for The New York TimesPsychology Today, and other national publications. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia School of International and Public Affairs.

Over the next few weeks, Carla will be reaching out to faculty and staff to introduce herself. In the meantime, feel free to contact her at  Please join me in welcoming Carla!


Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D.
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Director, NYSPI


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