Jeremy M. Veenstra-VanderWeele, M.D.

Jeremy M. Veenstra-VanderWeele, M.D.
Jeremy M. Veenstra-VanderWeele, M.D.

Division Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Professor of Psychiatry

Columbia University

Scientific Council Member (Joined 2017)

2010 Young Investigator Grant

Dr. Veenstra-VanderWeele is the Mortimer D. Sackler, MD, Professor, and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who uses molecular and translational neuroscience research tools in the pursuit of new treatments for autism spectrum disorder and pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder. His molecular laboratory focuses on the serotonin transporter and neuronal glutamate transporter in genetic mouse models with abnormal social or compulsive-like behavior. His translational research program at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Center for Autism and the Developing Brain studies potential treatments for autism spectrum disorder and related genetic syndromes. Dr. Veenstra-VanderWeele’s work has been recognized with a number of awards, including the Blanche Ittelson Award for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association.

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