Columbia University Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

Current Team:

Carolyn Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. is Director of the Hoarding Research Program and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia Psychiatry. Her research focus is to develop novel treatment strategies for Hoarding Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by integrating neuroscience with clinical research. Dr. Rodriguez is also a member of the OCD Research Program in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

After graduating from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Dr. Rodriguez completed the M.D.-Ph.D. program at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rodriguez completed her internship, residency, and postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatry at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

Amanda Levinson, B.S. is a Research Assistant working with Dr. Rodriguez on projects related to Hoarding Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Amanda received her B.S. in Psychology from Haverford College. Before joining the Hoarding Research Program and OCD research programs at Columbia, Amanda worked as a research assistant in the Compton Cognitive Neuroscience lab at Haverford where she used EEG/ERP methods to study emotional and attentional processes. Her research interests include novel approaches to anxiety and mood disorders. Amanda plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

Raphael Campeas, M.D. is a Research Psychiatrist in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI), and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Campeas graduated from Mount Sinai Medical School in 1979. He then completed an internship in Adult Internal Medicine at the Brookdale Hospital in New York City. He received residency training in psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital. Since then he has worked at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic of the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He has worked on studies of OCD, Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, GAD, PTSD and Heightened Illness Concern.

Tracey Feldman, B.S. is a Social Work intern working on the current study of Critical Time Intervention for Individuals with Hoarding Disorder. Tracey completed her B.S. in Child Studies and Cognitive Studies at Vanderbilt University. She is currently pursuing a M.S. in social work at Columbia University.

Robyn Girson, B.A. is a volunteer Research Assistant working on the current study of Critical Time Intervention for Individuals with Hoarding Disorder.  Robyn is currently pursuing a Masters in Mental Health Counseling at City College New York.  Her research interests include Evidence Based Interventions for anxiety, trauma and stress disorders.   Robyn completed her B.A. in Sociology at the Ohio State University in 2007.  Robyn plans to pursue a Ph.D  in Clinical Psychology.

H. Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic (ADC) and OCD Research Program in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She is also a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the College of Physician and Surgeons at Columbia University and an Attending Psychiatrist at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

Program Alumni:

Kim Rottier, B.A. worked as a volunteer Research Assistant with Dr. Rodriguez at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at NYSPI. Her research interests include treatments for OCD and Hoarding Disorder. She is currently a Psychology M.A. candidate at New York University. We are pleased to announce that Kim has gone on to a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Hofstra University. She continues to pursue her interest in Anxiety Disorders.

Andrea Millen, M.S. Andrea Millen worked as a volunteer Research Assistant with Dr. Rodriguez at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at NYSPI. She has an M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University. Her core area of interest is in treating individuals with Hoarding Disorder and Anxiety Disorders. We are please to announce that Andrea has returned to Pacific University to complete a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. She continues to pursue her interest in Hoarding Disorder.

Jehanny Alcon, B.A. worked as a volunteer and then as a Research Assistant with Dr. Rodriguez at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at NYSPI. She has a B.A. in Psychology from CUNY Hunter College. For the past 3 years, she has worked with families who have infants and toddlers with Developmental Delays under the Early Intervention Program. We are pleased to announce that Jehanny has recently joined the Children’s Aid Society as an Early Recognition Screening Specialist for adolescents in Junior High School and High School, a project funded by OMH to screen youth for mental health disorders. She continues to pursue her interests in mental health and anxiety disorders.

 

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