Winnie Leung, PhD

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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated


Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry)

Dr. Leung is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeons. She is the Clinical Director of the Center of Prevention and Evaluation (COPE), a research program for individuals at increased risk for psychosis relative to their peers, and a clinician at the Lieber Center for Schizophrenia Research and Treatment.

Dr. Leung received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park. Following her clinical internship at the Baltimore VA Medical Center and she completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in schizophrenia research and treatment at the James J Peters VA Medical Center / Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Leung has been involved in several NIMH or NARSAD-funded studies examining social and neurocognitive indicators of risk for schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, effective treatments for individuals with severe mental illness and substance use disorders, the relationship between neurocognitive deficits and functional outcome in schizophrenia, and the impact on functional outcome in schizophrenia following cognitive remediation, as compared to Functional Adaptation Skills Training (FAST). Dr. Leung's interests also include empirically supported approaches to assessments and clinical interventions.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • Female


CUMC/Herbert Pardes Building of the New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of Maryland
  • Internship: Baltimore VA Medical Center
  • Fellowship: James J. Peters VA Medical Center


Research Interests

  • Schizophrenia and Risk for Psychosis
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Psychosis, PTSD and Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Selected Publications

  • Leung WW, Couture SM, Blanchard JJ, Lin S, Llrena K: Is Social Anhedonia Related to Emotional Responsivity and Expressivity? A Laboratory Study in Women. Schizophrenia Research In Press
  • Leung WW, Bowie CR, Harvey PD: Functional implications of neuropsychological normality and symptom remission in older outpatients with schizophrenia: A cross-sectional study. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 2008;14: 479-488
  • Bowie CR, Leung WW, Reichenberg A, McClure MM, Patterson TL, Heaton RK, Harvey PD: Predicting schizophrenia patients’ real-world behavior with specific neuropsychological and functional capacity measures. Biological Psychiatry 2008;63: 505-511
  • Leung WW, McClure MM, Siever LJ, Barch DM, Harvey PD: Catechol-O-methyltransferase Val158Met genotype in healthy and personality disorder individuals: Preliminary results from an examination of cognitive tests hypothetically differentially sensitive to dopamine functions. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 2007;3: 925-934
  • Cohen A, Leung WW, Saperstein AM, Blanchard JJ: Neuropsychological functioning and social anhedonia: Results from a community high-risk study. Schizophrenia Research 2006;85: 132-141