T. Scott Stroup, MD

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T. Scott Stroup, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Stroup's research focuses on the effectiveness of interventions and services for people diagnosed with schizophrenia and related illnesses. He was co-principal investigator of the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE) study and director of the Schizophrenia Trials Network. He conducts research examining treatment strategies for schizophrenia.

He is principal investigator of the OPAL Center, a National Institute of Mental Health supported center that focuses on examining interventions for schizophrenia that have real-world applications. His other interests include global mental health and the dissemination of evidence-based practices.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • General Psychiatry
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Psychiatry

Administrative Titles

  • Vice Chair for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development, Department of Psychiatry
  • Director, Optimizing and Personalizing Interventions for Schizophrenia Across the Lifespan (OPAL) Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Behavioral Health
  • Behavioral Health (Columbia University Employee Plan)
  • Medicaid Behavioral Health

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  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, 1989 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • MPH, 1990 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Internship: Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency: Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry


Research Interests

  • Psychotic Disorders


Comparative Effectiveness of Adaptive Pharmacotherapy Strategies for Schizophrenia-PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute)

1-Jul-15 to 30-Jun-18