Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
I work in NYU School of Medicine’s BODyLab—the Brain, Obesity, and Diabetes Laboratory—which runs an obesity research program. I am also a research scientist at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research.
From 1993 until 2009 my clinical research involved exploring predictors of violence in inpatients with both psychiatric illness and a history of criminal behavior. This included assessing the efficacy of the Service for the Treatment and Abatement of Interpersonal Risk, or STAIR, program, an inpatient treatment program designed to reduce criminal recidivism.
In 2009 my clinical research focus shifted to evaluating the impact of excess weight and weight-related medical illness on cognition and the brain. My positions at the BODyLab include senior neuropsychologist and deputy director of the Banishing Obesity and Diabetes in Youth (BODY) Project.
My responsibilities include the following:
PhD from Columbia University
Psychiatry research. Neuroimaging. 2022 Jan; 319:111417
Journal of allergy & clinical immunology. 2020; (),(2020):
Applied neuropsychology. Child. 2018 Apr-Jun; 7(2):157-163
Cancer discovery. 2018 Feb; 8(2):216-233
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 11; 25(11):1974-1979
Childhood obesity. 2017 Jun; 13(3):190-196
Hispanic journal of behavioral sciences. 2014 MAY; 36(2):195-210
Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, & vascular biology. 2012 Sep; 32(9):2060-7