Myrna Weissman, Ph.D.

Myrna Weissman, Ph.D.
Myrna Weissman, Ph.D.

Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor of Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)

Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

Scientific Council Member (Joined 2013)

2005, 2000, 1991 Distinguished Investigator Grant

1994 Selo Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Depression Research (Colvin Prize)

Dr. Weissman’s research is focused on understanding the rates and risks of mood and anxiety disorders using methods of epidemiology, genetics, neuroimaging, and the application of these findings to develop and test observation-based treatments and preventive interventions. She directs a three-generation study of families at high and low risk for depression who have been clinically studied for over 30 years. Dr. Weissman is a member of the Foundation’s Scientific Council, a three-time Distinguished Investigator Grantee, and member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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