Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD

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Overview

Andrew J. Gerber is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at CUMC in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He also serves as medical director for the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Dr. Gerber completed his medical and psychiatric training at Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medical College. He served as chief resident at Payne Whitney Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College . He was also chief resident in child psychiatry at the combined Columbia-Cornell NYPH training program. He completed a PhD in psychology at University College London, where he studied with Peter Fonagy and Joseph Sandler, investigating the process and outcome of psychotherapy in young adults. He trained as a research fellow with Bradley Peterson at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in brain imaging and child psychiatry. His principal interests and research lie in studying the neurobiological bases of social cognition, particularly in relation to autism spectrum disorders and change in response to psychotherapy.

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Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

Gender

  • Male

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • PhD, Psychology, University College London
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Internship: Cambridge Hospital
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell and Columbia
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Research

My principal interests and research lie in studying the neurobiological bases of social cognition, particularly in relation to autism spectrum disorders and change in response to psychotherapy.

Selected Publications

  • Gerber AJ, Posner J, Gorman, Daniel; Colibazzi, Tiziano; Yu, Shan; Wang, Zhishun; Kangarlu, Alayar; Zhu, Hongtu; Russell, James; Peterson, Bradley S: An affective circumplex model of neural systems subserving valence, arousal, and cognitive overlay during the appraisal of emotional faces.
  • Neuropsychologia 2008;46: 2129-2139
  • Gerber, AJ, Peterson, BS: What is an image?. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2008;47: 245-248
  • Gerber, A J: Free Association as a Bridging Concept between Dynamic and Cognitive Processes and the Nature of Psychotherapeutic Change. Neuropsychoanalysis 2009;11: 178-171
  • Gerber, Andrew J; Michels, Robert: Research-Based Psychotherapy. Psychiatric Times 2008
  • Marsh, Rachel; Gerber, Andrew J; Peterson, Bradley S: Neuroimaging studies of normal brain development and their relevance for understanding childhood neuropsychiatric disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2008;47: 1233-1251