Since its inception in 1896, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) has been at the forefront of research, training, clinical care, and policy. This is due to the enlightened vision of New York State to establish a research institute devoted to the study of brain disorders that affect mental function and behavior. Soon thereafter, a partnership with a premier academic institution, Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), strengthened NYSPI’s pursuit of its mission. Over its illustrious history, its distinguished leaders and faculty have made fundamental and abundant contributions to our knowledge of mental illness and how it is treated today.

A leader in the field of psychiatry and among the largest departments at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Department of Psychiatry possesses a portfolio of research studies, projects, and training programs that spans a wide array of focus areas in basic, translational, and clinical psychiatric research.