Research Centers & Interdisciplinary Programs
The department has 18 Centers in total, five of which are NIH-funded. The function of Centers in the Department of Psychiatry is to foster research on a given disorder or population, utilizing any and all relevant expertise from the 12 Research Areas, and drawing on resources from any of the Clinical Divisions and Research Cores.
Columbia University-Funded Programs
The Center for OCD and Related Disorders is dedicated to improving the lives of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders.
CHOSEN aims to reduce the negative health consequence caused by opioid and other substance use disorders.
The Institute for Developmental Sciences supports research on the developmental origins of vulnerability to psychiatric illness.
The Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center was established as the first academic research center in the country to focus multidisciplinary research on chronic Lyme disease.
The center has aimed to understand the contribution of psychological, psychosocial, and behavioral factors to the onset, progression, and management of physical and mental disease.
Our mission is to foster scholarly activities contributing to the prevention or delaying of losses in quality of life that may accompany chronic diseases and aging.
We are one of 6 Centers of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research.
Neuroscience Of Mental Disorders: The Neurobiology Of Suicidal Behavior
Conte Center for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to the investigation of clinical and neurobiological correlates of suicidal behavior across the life cycle.
The HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies has conducted research on HIV prevention, treatment, and care.
Previously focused solely on New York and New Jersey, the AETC expanded both in scope and territory in the fall of 2015 to include Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Optimizing and Personalizing interventions for people with schizophrenia Across the Lifespan ― an NIMH Center
The OPAL Center is named after its goal of Optimizing and Personalizing interventions for people with schizophrenia Across the Lifespan.
The Center for Intergenerational Psychiatry (CIP) at Columbia Psychiatry is committed to studying the transmission of vulnerability and resilience to mental illness between generations,
The Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Depression's vision is to reveal the causes of depression through research, provide youth with treatment, and impact evidence-based treatment.
The Clinical Cognitive Computational Neuroscience Center focuses on human cognitive neuroscience applied to psychiatric questions in the Department of Psychiatry.
The Lieber Center for Schizophrenia Research was established in 1999 as a modern scientific multidisciplinary schizophrenia research program.
The Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research is an academic center which provides training, treatment and research in psychoanalysis.
The Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence conducts research that improves the quality and cultural competence of mental health services and helps reduce health and health care disparities.