Jonathan E. Posner, MD

Expertise in: 
Attention Disorders, Depression, Anxiety Disorders
Board Certifications: 
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry
Treats Children
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Depression, Attention Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Depression, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Anxiety

Academic Appointments

  • Suzanne Crosby Murphy Associate Professor of Psychiatry at CUMC

Jonathan Posner, MD graduated from Wesleyan University in 1996 and then received his medical degree from the State University of New York where he graduated with honors. After medical school, Dr. Posner completed a residency in adult psychiatry at Columbia University and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Oregon Health and Science University. 

In 2010, Dr. Posner joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University as an Assistant Professor. Working in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Posner directs a pediatric neuroimaging research laboratory that studies brain mechanisms underlying psychiatric disorders in children. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Posner also teaches and supervises psychiatric residents.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Gender

  • Male

Location(s)

ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown
155 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
New Patient Appointments:
914-631-4618

Insurance Accepted

UnitedHealthcare

  • Behavioral Health Columbia University Employee Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • State University of New York - Downstate Health Sciences Center
  • Residency: New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Oregon Health Sciences University

Board Certifications

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Honors & Awards

Campaign for America’s Kids Award - Awarded by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) for innovative research aimed at advancing children’s mental health

Research

Dr. Posner's research has been supported by several organizations including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Edwin S. Webster Foundation, and the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation.

Research Interests

  • ADHD
  • Depression

Grants

MULTIMODAL IMAGING OF THE MESOCORTICAL SYSTEM IN ANOREXIA NERVOSA
Jan 13 2014 - Dec 31 2016

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF INTERGENERATIONAL DISADVANTAGE: NEURODEVELOPMENT AMONG PUERTO RICAN CHILDREN
Sept 21 2016 - Aug 31 2023

IMAGING STIMULANT EFFECTS ON EMOTIONAL LABILITY IN CHILDREN WITH ADHD
Aug 16 2013 - May 31 2018

CHILDREN AT HIGH AND LOW RISK FOR DEPRESSION (NCE)
July 1 1987 - Jan 31 2017

STIMULANT AND NON-STIMULANT EFFECTS ON ADHD: A COMPARISON MRI STUDY 
Oct 1 2016 - Sept 30 2019

THREE GENERATIONS AT HIGH AND LOW RISK FOR DEPRESSION FOLLOWED LONGITUDINALLY (Federal Gov)

Apr 24 2017 - Mar 31 2021

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF INTERGENERATIONAL DISADVANTAGE: NEURODEVELOPMENT AMONG PUERTO RICAN CHILDREN (Federal Gov)

Sep 21 2016 - Aug 31 2018

UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF BELIEF IN THE RESILIENCE OF FAMILIES AT RISK FOR DEPRESSION: RELIGION, BRAIN STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION (Private)

Jan 1 2015 - Dec 30 2017

BIOLOGICAL SUBSTRATES OF IMPAIRED NEUROCOGNITIVE FUNCTIONING: UNDERLYING THE LATE EFFECTS OF SURVIVING A PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR (Private)

Jul 1 2015 - Jun 30 2016

TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH TRAINING IN CHILD PSYCHIATRY (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2010 - Jun 30 2015

EMOTIONAL REGULATION AND IMPULSE CONTROL: AN FMRI INVESTIGAT ION OF THE NEURAL HETEROGENIETY OF ADHD (Private)

Jul 1 2009 - Jun 30 2011

Selected Publications

  • Weissman, M.M., Talati, A., Hao, X., & Posner, J. (2018). Risks for major depression: Searching for stable traits. Biological Psychiatry, 83(1), 7–8. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.10.010
  • Cha, J, Guffanti, G, Gingrich, J, Talati, A, Wickramaratne, P, Weissman, M, & Posner, J. (2017). Effects of serotonin transporter gene variation on impulsivity mediated by default mode network: A family study of depression. Cerebral Cortex. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx097
  • Hao, X., Talati, A., Shankman, S.A., Liu, J., Kaiser, J., Tenke, C.E., … Posner, J. (2017). Stability of cortical thinning in persons at increased familial risk for major depressive disorder across 8 years. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 2(7), 619–625. doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2017.04.009
  • Posner, J., Song, I., Lee, S., Rodriguez, C.I., Moore, H., Marsh, R., Blair Simpson, H. (2017). Increased functional connectivity between the default mode and salience networks in unmedicated adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Human Brain Mapping, 38(2), 678–687. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23408
  • Roy, A.K., Bennett, R., Posner, J., Hulvershorn, L., Castellanos, F.X., & Klein, R.G. (2017). Altered intrinsic functional connectivity of the cingulate cortex in children with severe temper outbursts. Development and Psychopathology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/S0954579417001080
  • Biezonski, D., Cha, J., Steinglass, J., & Posner, J.. (2016). Evidence for thalamocortical circuit abnormalities and associated cognitive dysfunctions in underweight individuals with anoxeria nervosa. Neuropsychopharmacology, 42(6), 1560–1568. doi: 10.1038/npp.2015.314
  • Posner, J., Cha, J., Wang, Z., Talati, A., Warner, V., Gerber, A., Peterson, B.S., & Weissman, M.M. (2016). Increased default mode network connectivity in individuals at high familial risk for depression. Neuropsychopharmacology, 41(7), 1759–1767. doi: 10.1038/npp.2015.342
  • Cha, J., Fekete, T., Siciliano, F., Biezonski, D., Greenhill, L.L., Pliszka, S.R., Blader, J.C., Roy, A.K., Leibenluft, E., & Posner, J. (2015). Neural correlates of aggression in medication-naive children with ADHD: multivariate analysis of morphometry and tractography. Neuropsychopharmacology, 40(7), 1717–1725. doi: 10.1038/npp.2015.18
  • Posner, J., Park, C., & Wang, Z. (2014). Connecting the dots: a review of resting connectivity MRI studies in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Neuropsychology Review, 24(1), 3–15. doi: 10.1007/s11065-014-9251-z
  • Posner, J., Hellerstein, D.J., Gat, I., Mechling, A., Klahr, K., Wang, Z., McGrath, P.J., Stewart, J.W., & Peterson, B.S. (2013). Antidepressants normalize the default mode network in patients with dysthymia. JAMA Psychiatry, 70(4), 373–382. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.455
  • Posner, J., Maia, T.V., Fair, D., Peterson, B.S., Sonuga-Barke, E.J., & Nagel, B.J. (2011). The attenuation of dysfunctional emotional processing with stimulant medication: An fMRI study of adolescents with ADHD. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 193, 151–160. doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2011.02.005
  • Posner, J., Nagel, B.J., Maia, T.V., Mechling, A., Oh, M., Wang, Z., & Peterson, B.S.. (2011). Abnormal amygdalar activation and connectivity in adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity-disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 50(8), 828–837. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2011.05.010
  • Fair, D.A., Posner, J., Nagel, B.J., Bathula, D., Dias, T.G., Mills, K.L., Blythe, M.S., Giwa, A, Schmitt, C.F., & Nigg, J.T. (2010). Atypical default network connectivity in youth with ADHD. Biological Psychiatry, 68(12), 1084–1091. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2010.07.003
  • Posner, J., Russell, J.A., Gerber, A., Gorman, D., Colibazzi, T., Yu, S., Wang, Z., Kangarlu, A., Zhu, H., & Peterson, B.S. (2009). The neurophysiological bases of emotion: an fMRI study of the affective circumplex using emotion-denoting words. Human Brain Mapping, 30(3), 883–995. doi: 10.1002/hbm.20553
  • Posner, J., Russell, J.A., & Peterson, B.S. (2005). The circumplex model of affect: an integrative approach to affective neuroscience, cognitive development, and psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology, 17(3), 715–734. doi: 10.1017/S0954579405050340