Gazi Ferdousi Azad, PhD
Gazi F. Azad, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)/New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI). She also is a licensed psychologist at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia University Medical Center and Weill-Cornell Medicine). Dr. Azad is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.
Dr. Azad graduated with her B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of California, Riverside. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at The School at Columbia University. Her postdoctoral training was conducted in the Center for Mental Health at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the faculty at CUMC/NYSPI, Dr. Azad was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and a clinical psychologist in the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Dr. Azad’s research focuses on using the principles of implementation science to optimize service delivery across systems of care. She is the developer of Partners in School, a multifaceted, multilevel implementation package for aligning evidence-based practices across home and school for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Additional areas of expertise include community-partnered research, mixed methods, and issues related to equity in service provision.
- Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry)