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  • Xinhua Liu, PhD, is Professor Emerita of Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), in the Department of Biostatistics at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. In the time that she has worked at CUMC, from 1993 to her retirement in 2020, Liu has contributed to numerous studies in the fields of public health and medicine, notably environmental and mental health. She has also developed statistical methods to solve problems in biomedical research and taught a biostatistics course. She has published 194 single and co-authored publications in over 90 journals.

    In 1993, Liu started as a research fellow at New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) and Columbia University’s HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies and joined the division of Biostatistics at NYSPI in 1994. Her research in the area of mental health started with studies on gay and bisexual men and intravenous drug users, with investigations into their neuropsychological symptoms over time, HIV-related neurological disease progression, and longitudinal changes in risk behaviors. She also made contributions to studies on alcohol and substance use, depressive symptoms and suicidal behavior, and mental health service use among children and young adults. She was involved in studies on adult suicide, alcoholism and substance use disorder, as well as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. For nearly twenty years, she was committed to studies of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.

    Liu joined the Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University in 1997 and became the Center biostatistician at the Columbia Center for Environment Health in Northern Manhattan when it was first founded in 1998. In this role, she provided statistical support to center members for grant applications and data analyses, as well as mentoring to their graduate students. She was deeply involved in collaborative projects that investigated the harmful effects of exposure to phthalates, PAH, naphthol, pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides among children. She made great contributions to various arsenic-related studies in Bangladesh over two decades and to studies of the effect of lead on child development in former Yugoslavia. Her collaborative work with center members also included studies on children with retinoblastoma in Mexico, domestic asthmatic children, and patients with essential tremor, ALS, and cystic fibrosis.

    Liu also made contributions to statistical methodology. The models that she proposed to characterize functional decline were applied by others to study the progression of Alzheimer's disease. She also developed methods for item selection in a scale that provide guidance to exclude redundant items in predicting binary or quantitative outcomes. Her cut-point selection methods have expanded options for diagnostic screening.

    Liu holds a doctorate in Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins University (1991) and a Master of Medicine in Health Statistics from the Shanghai First Medical College in China (1982).

    Last updated January 13, 2023

  • Dr. William Rosner is a retired endocrinologist and whose major research interest was in the mechanism of action of steroid hormones

    Education and Training

    Albert Einstein Medicine 

    Board Certification

    Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)


    Professional Memberships

    • Member Endocrine Society 
    • Member American Society for Clinical Investigation 
    • Member American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
    • Fellow American College of Physicians


    • NY & Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Campus, Internal Medicine; Bellevue Hospital Center, Internal Medicine; University of NC Hospital, Internal Medicine  
    • Bellevue Hospital Center, 1962


    • Endocrinology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 1966



    Last Updated May 12, 2023

  • William Leach, professor emeritus, specializes in modern American cultural history. He received his B.A. from Rutgers (1965) and his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester (1976). His publications include Butterfly People: An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World (2013); Country of Exiles: The Destruction of Place in American Life (1999); Land of Desire: Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture (1993); and True Love and Perfect Union: The Feminist Reform of Sex and Society (1980). He is currently researching two books. The first examines the impact of technology on the American countryside, with emphasis on modern times.  The second is a biography of Will Doherty (1857–1901), the foremost tropical collector of butterflies, birds, and other creatures, in American history.

    Land of Desire was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1993 and received the Herbert Hoover Book Award, granted by the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.  He has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University.

    Updated July 18, 2023

  • Professional Experience

    President and Founder, Behaviorome Sciences, Inc., 2009-Present

    Research Scientist, Department of Medicine, Columbia University, 2000-2008

    Research Scientist, Department of Microbiology, Columbia University, 1990-2000

    Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Columbia University, 1982-1990

    Senior Staff Associate, Department of Microbiology, Columbia University, 1980-1981

    Instrument Maker, Department of Physics, Columbia University, 1965-1968

    Director, Laboratory for Molecular Mechanisms in Human Diseases, Department of Medicine, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, 1985-2009



    Columbia University, Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunology, 1975-1979

    Rutgers University, Ph. D., Quantum Chemistry, 1974

    Columbia University, B. S., Physics, 1967

    Dartmouth College, Mathematics, 1960-1961


    Academic Honors

    Dean’s List, Dartmouth College, 1960.

    Partial Academic Scholarship, Dartmouth College, 1960-1961.

    Dean’s List, Columbia University, 1963-64

    Full Academic Scholarship, Columbia University, 1965-1967.

    Colgate-Palmolive Co. Fellowship, Rutgers University, 1971-1972.


    Research Summary

    2009 -Present     

    • Development of the Behaviorome concept and development of automated methods for remote monitoring of mentation and behavior based on sensors and statistical learning machines.
    • Further development of the Hypo-NMDAR-ST Theory of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and related disorders
    • Development of new classes of treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder predicted by the Hypo-NMDA-Receptor Signal Transduction Theory.
    • First to use High-Glycine Therapy with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

    1997 - 2008 

    • Development of the Hypo-NMDA-Receptor Signal Transduction Theory of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

    2003 – 2008

    • The Cellbot Project - a robotic toolbox for cell biology using statistical learning machines for automatic cell recognition and autonomous cell manipulation and analysis.

    1985 – 1997

    • T-cell Recognition of Internal Images in the Idiotypic Network.
    • Development of a General Model of the Idiotypic Network.

    1975 – 1984

    • Mechanism of T-Cell receptor antigen recognition.
    • Immune Regulation and Idiotypic Networks.
    • Myasthenia Gravis as an autoimmune idiotypic network disease.
    • Single-cell methodology and hybridoma technology (first protein-free medium)

    1968 – 1974

    • The lowest triplet state and the ground state of benzoic acid – a high-resolution spectroscopic study at liquid helium temperature. Ph.D. Thesis.


    Selected Publications

    Cleveland, WL, DeLaPaz, RL, Fawwaz RA, and Challop RS, "High-Dose Glycine Treatment of Refractory Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder in a 5-Year Period," Neural Plasticity, Volume 2009, Article ID 768398, 25 pages, doi:10.1155/2009/768398

    Cleveland WL. “Crime and Punishment in the Society of Lymphocytes: A Speculation on the Structure of the Putative Idiotype Network,” In: "Anti-idiotypes, Receptors, and Molecular Mimicry” (D. S. Linthicum and N. Farid, eds.) Springer Verlag, New York, 1987.

    Cleveland WL, Erlanger BF. Hypothesis: the MHC-restricted T-cell receptor as a structure with two multistate allosteric combining sites,” Mol Immunol. 1984 Nov; 21(11):1037-46.

    Cleveland WL, Wassermann NH, Sarangarajan R, Penn AS, Erlanger BF. “Monoclonal antibodies to the acetylcholine receptor by a normally functioning auto-anti-idiotypic mechanism,” Nature. 1983 Sep 1-7; 305(5929):56-7.


    Issued Patents

    Cleveland WL. High dose glycine as a treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. 9,504,665.

    Cleveland WL. High dose glycine as a treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. 9,415,030.

    Cleveland WL. High dose glycine as a treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. 8,604,080.

    Long, X, Cleveland, WL, Yao, YL. Methods and systems for identifying and localizing objects based on features of the objects that are mapped to a vector. 7,958,063.

    Erlanger BF, Cleveland WL, Cacalano NA. Derivatives of cyclosporine A, antibodies directed thereto and uses thereof. 5,405,785.

    Erlanger BF, Cleveland WL, Cacalano NA. Derivatives of cyclosporine A, antibodies directed thereto and uses thereof. 5,350,574.

    Erlanger BF, Cleveland WL. Method of producing monoclonal auto-anti-idiotypic antibodies. 5,144,010.

    Edelman IS, Erlanger BF, Tsilianos E, Cleveland WL. Auto-anti-idiotypic monoclonal antibodies to steroid receptors and uses thereof. 4,818,684.

    Cleveland WL, Erlanger BF. Protein-free culture medium. 4,767,704.


    Grant/Manuscript Review

    Journals:Science, Journal of Immunology, BMC Bioinformatics, Autoimmunity, Analytical Biochemistry

    National Institutes of Health:IMAT Study Section


    Teaching Activities

    Department of Microbiology, Columbia University:

    From 1982 thru 1997, Prof Cleveland lectured in the immunology section of the departmental course given to medical, dental, and graduate students. His lectures covered the complement system, antigen-antibody interactions, T-cell immunology, and Types II-IV hypersensitivity. He also taught courses for graduate students, such as Introductory Immunology and Advanced Immunology and was on departmental committees that reviewed Ph.D. qualifying examinations and oral defenses of Ph.D. theses. Periodic lectures to House Staff in the Department of Medicine at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center were also given.


    Invited Symposium Speaker

    International Symposium on “Molecular Basis of Nerve Activity” in Berlin-Dahlem, F. R. Germany, October 1984.

    International Symposium on "Hybridomas in Human Systems: Technology and Biomedical Problems,” College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, May 1985.

    UCLA Symposium on "Monoclonal Antibodies and Cancer Therapy” in Park City, Utah, January 1985.

    International Symposiumon "Anti-Idiotypes as Probes for the Study of Receptors” in Montebello, Canada, July 1986, Session Chairman.


    Society Memberships

    American Association of Immunologists

    The Harvey Society of New York


    Biographical Listings

    American Men and Women of Science

    Marquis Who’s Who in the World

    Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare


    Personal Website



    Last updated March 26, 2020

  • W. Bentley MacLeod is Professor and Research Scholar at Princeton University (SPIA and Economics), Sami Mnaymneh Professor Emeritus of Economics, and Professor of International and Public Affairs Emeritus at Columbia University in the City of New York. Past President (2021–2022), American Law and Economics Association, Past President of the Society of Institutional and Organizational Economics,  Fellow of the Econometric Society (elected 2005) and the Society of Labor Economists (elected 2012).  He is a labor economist specializing in organizational economics and its application to problems of incentive design in education, health, and employment.  See “Implicit Contracts, Incentive Compatibility, and Involuntary Unemployment: Thirty Years On, joint with James Malcomson for a review of his earlier research.  

    His recent publications include Advanced Microeconomics for Contract, Institutional and Organizational Economics,  MIT Press April 2022, “Mandatory Retirement for Judges Improved the Performance of U.S. State Supreme Courts” joint with Elliott Ash, Forthcoming, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.Working Paper Version, “Reducing Partisanship in Judicial Elections Can Improve Judge Quality: Evidence from U.S. State Supreme Courts”, joint with Elliott Ash, Journal of Public Economics, 201, 2021, “Why does the US have the best research universities?”, (with Miquel Urquiola), Journal of Economics Perspectives, 2021,  “Understanding Doctor Decision Making: The Case of Depression Treatment,” (with Janet Currie), Econometrica, 2020, “The Big Sort: College Reputation and Labor Market Outcomes,”  (E Riehl, J Saavedrea and M Urquiola), American Economics Journal: Applied Economics, 2017, “Diagnosis and Unnecessary Procedure Use: Evidence from C-sections,”  (with J Currie), Journal of Labor Economics, 2017, “Human Capital: The missing link between behavior and rational choice,”  Labour Economics, 2016, “Reputation and School Choice,” American Economic Review, 2015, (with M. Urquiola); “Institutions and Contract Enforcement,” Journal of Labor Economics, 2015 (with A. Falk and D. Huffman); “Optimal Contracting in the Shadow of the Law,” Rand Journal of Economics, 2009 (with S. Chakravarty); “Performance Pay and Wage Inequality”, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2009 (with T. Lemieux and D. Parent); “First Do Not Harm: Tort Reform and Birth Outcomes”, Quarterly Journal of Economics (2008) (with J. Currie); “Reputations, Relationships and Contract Enforcement”, Journal of Economics Literature (2007) and “Optimal Contracting with Subjective Evaluation,” American Economic Review (2003).

    He is the recipient of the 2002 H. Gregg Lewis prize awarded by the Society of Labor Economists for his article “Worker Cooperation and the Ratchet” with H. Lorne Carmichael. His teaching career begun with a two-year stint teaching mathematics and physics at Okundi Secondary School in Nigeria, an experience that led to his interest in economics in order to understand the large variations in national economic performance. After completing his PhD in economics, he has taught at Queen’s University, Université de Montréal, Boston College, University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology and a year  at Princeton University, Columbia University, before coming to Princeton University. He has held one-year visiting positions at CORE, Belgium, IAE, Barcelona, Russell Sage Foundation, Princeton University, the California Institute of Technology and The Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, NJ. He was Program Director for Personnel and Behavioral Economics, IZA, Bonn 2003–2007. 

    Bentley holds a B.A. (with distinction) and an M.Sc. in mathematics from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

    Updated August 29, 2023

  • Willard Allen Hauser is Professor Emeritus of Neurology and Epidemiology at Columbia University where he has taught, done research and treated people with epilepsy over the past 40 years. His accomplishments over five decades include studies on age- and gender-related incidence and prevalence, prognosis for seizure remission, concept on recurrence after acute and unprovoked seizures, studies of mortality, quantification of risk for epilepsy for conditions such as stroke, brain trauma, CNS infection and others, unravelling bi-directional association between epilepsy and co-morbidities, epidemiologic studies of status epilepticus. These studies revolutionized the understanding of epidemiology and risk factors of epilepsy and formed the ground of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) operational classification of the disease. Among other honors and awards, he has received the Clinical Research Award from the American Epilepsy Society and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International League Against Epilepsy and the International Bureau for Epilepsy.

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    Last Updated: April 28, 2021

  • W. Michael Lai joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1987 as Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Orthopaedic Bioengineering - a joint appointment between the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He served as Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department from 1996 to 2002. His research interest is in the area of Orthopaedic Biomechanics.

    He is active in the Bioengineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He served as Chairman of the Bioengineering Division in 1996/97 and an associate editor of the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, ASME from 1990 to 1996. Among the awards that he has received include two best paper awards for his research in Biomechanics - the ASME Melville Medal in 1982 and the Bioengineering Division Best Paper Award in 1991 and the ASME Lissner Award for outstanding achievement in Bioengineering in 2001. He is a Fellow of ASME and a Founding Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

    He has received two teaching awards, including the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award from the Columbia Engineering School Alumni Association in 2000.




    1. Elements of Mechanics of Elastic Solids, W.M. Lai and E. Saibel, Addison Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts, 1965
    2. Introduction to Continuum Mechanics, W.M. Lai, D. Rubin and E. Krempl, Pergamon Press, First Edition, 1972; Second Edition 1978.
    3. Introduction to Continuum Mechanics, W.M. Lai, D. Rubin and E. Krempl, Pergamon Press, Third Edition 1994.
    4. Introduction to Continuum Mechanics, W.M. Lai, D. Rubin and E. Krempl, Elsevier Science Publisher, Fourth Edition 2010.

    Selected Papers and Book Chapters (1991-2002)

    1. A Triphasic Theory for the Swelling and Deformation Behaviors of Articular cartilage, W.M. Lai, J.S. Hou, V.C. Mow, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. Vol 113, 3, 198-207, 1991.
    2. The Density and Strength of Proteoglycan-Proteoglycan Interaction sites In Concentrated Solutions. W. Zhu, W.M. Lai and V.C. Mow, Journal of Biomechanics. Vol 24, 11, 1007-1018, 1991.
    3. A Contact Problem Modelling the Squeeze Film Mode of Synovial Joint Lubrication, V.C. Mow, J.S. Hou, W.M.Lai and M. H. Holmes, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 1991.
    4. Constitutive Theory for the Mechano-Electrochemical Properties of Articular cartilage, W.M. Lai, W. Gu, L. Setton and V.C. Mow, 1991 Biomechanics symposium, AMD-Vol. 120, Eds. R.L.Spilker and M. H. Friedman, 233-238, 1991.
    5. Biphasic FEM of Frictional Creep Indentation of Articular Cartilage, K.A. Athanasiou, R.L. Spilker, W. M. Lai and V.C. Mow, Biomech Symp ASME, AMD 120: 153-156, 1991.
    6. An Analysis of the Squeeze Film Lubrication Mechanism For Articular Cartilage. J.S. Hou, V.C. Mow, W.M. Lai and M.H. Holmes, Journal of Biomechanics. Vol 25, 3, 247-260, 1992.
    7. Analysis of Fluid and Ion Transport Through a Porous Charged-Hydrated Biological Tissue During a Permeation Experiment, W.Y. Gu, W.M.Lai and V.C.Mow, Proc. Symp comp Mech Porous Material, ed by N.J. Salamon and R.M. Sullivan, AMD-Vol 136, ASME, 29-42, 1992.
    8. Transport of fluid and ions through a porous permeable charged-hydrated tissue, and streaming potential data on normal bovine articular cartilage, W.Y.Gu, W.M.Lai and V.C.Mow, Journal of Biomechanics. Vol. 26, 6, 1993.
    9. Factors Influencing Interstitial Flow in Articular Cartilage, W.M.Lai, W.Y.Gu and V.C.Mow, Proc. Bioengineering Conference, BED-Vol.24, 395-398, 1993.
    10. Constitutive Modeling of Articular Cartilage and Biomacromolecular Solutions. W.M.Lai, V.C. Mow and W. Zhu. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. Vol. 115, No. 4(B), 451-622, 1993.
    11. Theoretical Basis for Measurements of Cartilage Fixed-Charge Density Using Streaming Current and Electro-Osmosis Effects, W.Y. Gu, W.M.Lai and V.C. Mow, Advances in Bioengineering, Ed. J.M. Tarbell, VED-Vol. 26, 55-58, 1993.
    12. An Asymptotic Solution for Two contacting Biphasic Cartilage Layers, G.A.Ateshian, W.M.Lai, W.B. Zhu and V.C.Mow, Journal of Biomechanics, 27:1347-1360, 1994.
    13. Flows of Electrolytes Through Charged Hydrated Biological Tissue. W.M.Lai, W. Gu and V.C.Mow. Applied Mechanics Review, Vol 47, 2, 277-281, 1994.
    14. Mechanism for Regulation of Articular Cartilage Hydration in a Canine Model of Osteoarthritis. Trans Orthop Res Soc,19, 493, 1994.
    15. On Negative Osmosis in Cartilage: A Theoretical Analysis, W.Y. Gu, W. M. Lai, V.C. Mow, Proc Int Conf Biomed Engng, 1994.
    16. A Generalized Triphasic Theory for Multi-Electrolyte Transport in Charged Hydrated Soft tissues, W. Gu, W.M.Lai and V.C. Mow, Advances in Bioengineering, BED Vol.28, ed by M.J. Askew, New York, ASME, 217-218, 1994.
    17. Quantification of the "Curling" Behavior of Articular Cartilage. H. Tohyama, L.A. Setton, F. Guilak, W. M. Lai, V.C. Mow, Proc 2nd World Cong Biomech, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, ed by L Blankevoort, JGM Kooloos, II, 217, 1994.
    18. The Evolution of Constitutive Modeling of Articular Cartilage: A Paradigm in the Study of Charged-hydrated-soft Tissues. V.C. Mow, W.M.Lai, Proc 2nd World Cong Biomech, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, ed by L Blankevoort, JGM Kooloos,I,1, 1994.
    19. Experimental Measurement of the in Vitro Curling Behavior of Articular Cartilage, L.A. Setton, H. Tohyama, W.M. Lai, F. Guilak and V.C. Mow, Advances in Bioengineering, BED Vol.28, ed by M.J. Askew, New York, ASME, 135-136, 1994.
    20. Effects of mechanical stress and deformation on passive ion transport through hydrated permeable tissues, W.Y. Gu, W.M. Lai, V.C. Mow, Annuals of Biomedical Engineering, 23/S.1, S-104, 1995.
    21. Predictions of the swelling induced pre-stress in articular cartilage. L.A. Setton, W.Y. Gu, W.M. Lai, V.C. Mow, In Mechanics of Poroelastic Media, ed. APS Selvadurai, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 299-322, 1995.
    22. Changes in Proteoglycan Synthesis Rates of Chondrocytes in Articular Cartilage are Associated with the Time Dependent Changes in their Mechanical Environment, N.M. Bachrach, W.B. Valhmu WB, E. Stazzone, A. Ratcliffe, W.M. Lai and V.C. Mow , Journal of Biomechanics, 28:12, 1561-1569, 1995.
    23. An Analytical Model for Membrane Stretch and Chondrocyte Volume Change During Tissue Compression: A Biphasic Inclusion Model, N.M. Bachrach, G.S. Chorney, W.M. Lai, V.C. Mow, Advances in Bioengineering, BED-Vol 31, ASME, 1995.
    24. Ion-induced Swelling Behavior of Articular Cartilage in Tension. H. Tohyama, W.Y. Gu, L.A. Setton, W.M. Lai, V.C. Mow, Trans Orthop Res Soc., 20, 702, 1995.
    25. Effects of Na-Ca Exchange on Cartilage Swelling and Fluid Transport, W.Y.Gu, W. M. Lai, V.C. Mow,  BED-Vol 29, 29-30, ASME, 1995.
    26. Measurement of Streaming Potential of Bovine Articular and Nasal Cartilage in 1-D Permeation Experiments, W.Y. Gu, J. Rabin, W.M.Lai, V.C.Mow,  Advances in Bioengineering, BED-Vol 31, ASME, 1995.
    27. A Technique for Measuring Volume and True Density of the Solid Matrix of Cartilaginous Tissues. W.Y. Gu, B. Lewis, W. M. Lai, V.C. Mow, Advances in Bioengineering, BED-Vol. 33, 89-90,  ASME, 1996.
    28. Effect of Disc Degeneration on Streaming Potential of Human Annulus Fibrosus, W.Y.Gu, J. Rabin, B.A. Rawlins, V.C. Mow, Advances in Bioengineering, Advances in Bioengineering, BED-Vol. 33, 251-252, ASME, 1996
    29. A Triphasic Analysis of Negative Osmotic Flow Through Charged-Hydrated Soft Tissues. W. Y.Gu, W.M. Lai, V.C. Mow, Journal of Biomechanics, 30:71-78, 1997.
    30. Nonlinear Mechano-electrochemical Theory for Transport Phenomenoa in Soft Hydrated Tissues.  W. M. Lai, W.Y. Gu, V.C. Mow, Proc. Int. Conf. New Frontiers in Biomedical Eng., JSME Centennial Grand Congress, Eds. K. Tanishita, M. Sato, p33-36, 1997.
    31. The Role of Interstitial Fluid Pressurization and Surface Porosities on the Boundary Friction of Articular Cartilage. G.A. Ateshian, H. Wang, W.M. Lai,  J. Tribology, 120:241-251, 1998.
    32. A Mixture Theory for Charged Hydrated Soft Tissues Containing Multi-electrolytes: Passive Transport and Swelling Behaviors, W.Y. Gu, W. M. Lai, V.C. Mow, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 120: 169-180, 1998.
    33. Multi-phasic Mixture Theory for Charged Soft Hydrated Tissues.  Proc. 13th US National Congress of Applied Mechanics, June, 1998.
    34. Effects of Fixed Charges on the Stress-relaxation Behavior of Hydrated Soft Tissues in a Confined Compression Experiment, V.C. Mow, G.A. Ateshian, W.M.Lai, W.Y. Gu, Int. J. Solids and Structures, 35:4945-4962, 1998
    35. A Transversely-Isotropic Biphasic Model for Unconfined Compression of Growth Plate and Chondroepiphysis, B. Cohen, W.M. Lai and V.C. Mow,  Journal of Biomechanical Eng., J Biomech Engng 120:491-496, 1998.
    36. On the Equivalence of Chemical Load and Mechanical Load on Articular Cartilage, W.M. Lai, W.Y. Gu, V.C. Mow, Journal of Biomechanics, 12:1181-1185, 1998.
    37. A mixture theory for charged hydrated soft tissues containing multi-electrolytes: passive transport and swelling behaviors, W.Y.Gu, W.M.Lai, V.C.Mow, J Biomech Engng, 120:169-180, 1998
    38. Effects of fixed charges on the stress-relaxation behavior of hydrated soft tissues in a confined compression problem. V.C.Mow, G.A. Ateshian, W.M.Lai, W.Y.Gu, Int J Solids and Structures, 35:4945-4962, 1998.
    39. The role of interstitial fluid pressurization and surface porosities on the boundary friction of articular cartilage, G.A.Ateshian, H. Wang, W.M.Lai, Journal of Tribology, ASME, 120:241-251, 1998.
    40. Transport of multi-electrolytes in charged hydrated biological soft tissues, W.Y.Gu, W.M.Lai, V.C.Mow, J Trans Porous Med, 34:143-157, 1999.
    41. A mixed finite element formulation of triphasic mechano-electrochemical theory for charged, hydrated biological soft tissues, D.N.Sun, W.Y.Gu, X.E.Guo, W.M.Lai, V.C.Mow, In J Num Meth Engng, 45:1375-1402, 1999.
    42. On the electrical potentials inside a charged soft hydrated biological tissues: Streaming potential vs. diffusion potential, W.M.Lai, V.C.Mow, D.D.Sun, G.A.Ateshian, J Biomech Engng, 122:336-346,2000.
    43. Effects of inhomogeneous fixed charged density on the electrical signals for chondrocytes in cartilage, W.M.Lai, D.D.Sun, G.A.Ateshian, V.C.Mow, ASME-AMD-BED Symp on Mechanics in Biology, eds. J Casey, G Bao, AMD242/BED46:201-213, 2000.
    44. Electrical signals for chondrocytes in cartilage, W.M.Lai, D.D.Sun, G.A.Ateshian, X.E. Guo, V.C.Mow, Biorheology, 39:39-45, 2002.


    Last Updated March 24, 2020

  • Dr. Widmann was born and raised in Brooklyn. He graduated from the Yale University School of Medicine, following which he was an intern, resident, and fellow at the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. Boarded in Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, he served for 3 years in the US Army in Germany, then was in private practice at a university affiliated teaching hospital in New Jersey, after which he was the Associate Program Director of the surgical residency at the Columbia University College of Surgeons, then Program Director at Staten Island University Hospital, and is now a Clinical Professor of Surgery and the Assistant Dean of Surgical Education in the SUNY Downstate Health Science University. Dr. Widmann was appointed to the Editorial Board of SCORE and is the current President of the Yale Surgical Society.

    Updated July 24, 2023

  • Education

    Habilitation: University of Mannheim, 1970
    Ph.D. — University of London, 1964
    M.A. — University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1961

    Interests and Research

    Volker Berghahn, Seth Low Professor of History, specializes in modern German history and European-American relations. He received his M.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1961) and his Ph.D. from the University of London (1964). He taught in England and Germany before coming to Brown University in 1988 and to Columbia ten years later. His publications include: America and the Intellectual Cold Wars in Europe (2001); Quest for Economic Empire (ed., 1996); Imperial Germany (1995); The Americanization of West German Industry, 1945-1973 (1986); Modern Germany (1982); Der Tirpitz-Plan (1971); Europe in the Era of Two World Wars (2006); Industriegesellschaft und Kulturtransfer, Goettingen (2010) and most recently Journalists between Hitler and Adenauer. From Inner Emigration to the Moral Reconstruction of West Germany, Princeton (2019).


    • Modern Germany, 1871-2000
    • Europe, 1900-1945
    • European Historiography
    • European-American business relations
    • European-American cultural relations


    • Fellow, Royal Historical Society, England
    • Order of Merit, First Class, Federal Republic of Germany
    • Honorary Professor, University of Warwick
    • Fellow, Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin
    • Helmut-Schmidt Prize of ZEIT Foundation

    Selected Books

    Journalists between Hitler and Adenauer. From Inner Emigration to the Moral Reconstruction of West Germany, Princeton, 2019

    American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century, 2014

    Industriegesellschaft und Kulturtransfer, Goettingen 2010

    Europe in the Era of Two World Wars, 2006

    America and the Intellectual Cold Wars in Europe, 2001

    Sarajewo 1914. Der Untergang des alten Europa, 1997

    Imperial Germany, 1871-1914, 1995

    Otto A. Friedrich. Ein politischer Unternehmer, 1993

    The Americanization of West German Industry, 1945-1973, 1986

    Militarism. The History of an International Debate, 1863-1979, 1982

    Modern Germany. Economy, Society, and Politics in the Twentieth Century, 1982

    Germany and the Approach of War in 1914, 1973

    Selected Edited Volumes

    with Simone Laessig, Between Structure and Agency, 2008

    with Sigurt Vitols, Gibt es einen Deutschen Kapitalismus?, 2006

    Quest for Economic Empire, 1996

    with Wilhelm Deist, Rüstung im Zeichen der wilhelminischen Weltpolitik, 1988

    with Martin Kitchen, Germany in the Age of Total War, 1981

    Militarismus, 1975


    Last Updated February 18, 2020

  • Vivian Berger is the Nash Professor of Law Emerita. Before taking emerita status in 2000, she was an Assistant Professor from 1974–77. In 1977 she became an Associate Professor (with tenure). Berger took an extended practice leave, during which she resigned her tenure. She returned as a Visiting Professor from Practice in 1982 to co-found the Clinic in Advocacy for Children. She was then awarded tenure again in 1983. She served as a Full Professor from 1983–2000 and as the Nash Professor of Law from 1994­–2000. During her time on the faculty, Berger also served as Vice Dean for Administration from 1989–93 and as a Director of the Samuel Rubin Program for Liberty and Equality Through Law from 1993–97. Her teaching areas have included: criminal law and process, contracts, family law, a seminar on the death penalty (her special area of expertise), and a seminar on organized crime control.

    A practitioner as well as a scholar and teacher, Berger took a number of practice leaves. She worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the Office of the District Attorney of New York County, doing both appellate and trial work; her last position was Deputy Chief of the Appeals Bureau. She also served as an Assistant Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. Among other things, she briefed and argued Saffle v. Parks, 494 U.S. 484 (1990), in the United States Supreme Court. And for several years she was of counsel to the firm of Hoffinger Friedland Dobrish & Stern, P.C., N.Y.C. During this time she did criminal and civil litigation in state and federal courts.

    First trained as a mediator and arbitrator in the mid-1980s, Berger became a full-time neutral after she retired from Columbia. She has served on court, AAA and FINRA panels as well as running her own private practice. Her specialty is handling employment disputes. She has been designated an Advanced Practitioner in employment mediation by the Association of Conflict Resolution Workplace Section and was recently elected to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. She is widely published in her area of expertise.

    Berger has always been very involved in the legal profession. She has served on numerous bar committees and was appointed a Special Master in a case pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She is also an elected member of the American Law Institute and the American Bar Foundation Fellows. She has served on several boards, including that of the American Civil Liberties Union for 30 years (20 of these as a General Counsel and Executive Committee member), The Bridge, Inc., and currently the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Berger received her B.A. in American History and Literature from Radcliffe College (Harvard University) in 1966, having been elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduating first in her class. She was awarded the J.D. by Columbia Law school in 1973, again graduating first in her class and with numerous honors. From 1973–74, she served as a law clerk for the Hon. Wilfred Feinberg, on the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

    Updated February 7, 2024

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    Last Updated June 5, 2020

  • Virginia Papaioannou (aka Ginny) was awarded emerita status in 2017 upon her retirement from the Department of Genetics and Development at Columbia University Medical Center, where she was active in teaching and research for 24 years.  Her research laboratory had a long-standing interest in the genetic control of early mammalian development, from the first cleavage of the fertilized zygote through implantation, gastrulation, and early organogenesis. She used a variety of approaches to study the determination of cell lineages and the interactions of the developing embryo with the maternal environment, taking advantage of both naturally occurring and experimentally induced mutations. A major strength of the laboratory was the combination of classic experimental embryology techniques with molecular biology and targeted mutagenesis.  She is the co-author of an acclaimed book, currently being revised for a second edition, titled Manipulating the Mouse Embryo, A Handbook of Mutation Analysis. 

    Her laboratory extensively studied a family of transcription factor genes, the T-box gene family. The genes are highly conserved in evolution and have been implicated in the control of mesoderm formation and in inductive interactions in the organogenesis of organs such as mammary gland, heart, lung, and limbs. She investigated the role of Tbx6 in the decision between neural and mesodermal fates and left/right body axis determination, and the roles of Tbx2, Tbx3, Tbx4 and Tbx5 in heart, limb, mammary gland and lung development. Her interest is in understanding how these genes control cell fate and tissue specification decisions during early development. Several mutations in human T-box genes have been shown to be responsible for developmental birth defects and by using targeted mutagenesis, the Papaioannou laboratory produced mouse models for the human DiGeorge syndrome (TBX1), the ulnar mammary syndrome (TBX3), the small patella syndrome (TBX4), spondylocostal dysostosis  (TBX6), and kidney defects (TBX6).

    Research in the Papaioannou laboratory was continuously funded through competitive grants from various private and public institutions, such as the March of Dimes, The American Cancer Society, The Muscular Dystrophy Association, The US Department of Agriculture, The National Science Foundation, and The National Institutes of Health, notably including a prestigious 10-year NIH MERIT Award.

    Throughout her career, Ginny has been active in teaching and mentoring, with a special interest in mentoring women and other groups underrepresented in Science.  She hosted numerous high school students, undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and science teachers for research experience in her laboratory.  She was course director for the Cold Spring Harbor summer course on Molecular Embryology of the Mouse.  She served as the Program Director for the Graduate Program in Genetics and Development at CUMC for 22 years, successfully obtaining NIH funding for the program throughout that period.

    As an active member of EPIC and an accredited yoga teacher, Ginny founded a program of EPIC Yoga in 2017, which offers mixed-level classes designed for seniors.  The program currently offers Zoom classes and prerecorded sessions.

    Education & Academic Positions

    • BS, 1968 Biological Sciences, University of California - Davis
    • PhD, 1972 Genetics, Cambridge University, UK
    • Postdoctoral Training, The Marshall Laboratory, Cambridge University, UK and The Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford University, UK
    • Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Tufts University School of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Boston, MA
    • Professor, Department of Genetics and Development, Columbia University Medical Center, NY

    Selected Publications

    (For a complete listing of publications  see  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/virginia.papaioannou.1/bibliography/public/ )

    1. Papaioannou, V.E., McBurney, M.W., Gardner, R.L., and Evans, M.J.  1975.  Fate of teratocarcinoma cells injected into early mouse embryos.  Nature 258: 70‑73
    2. Johnson, R.S., Spiegelman, B.M., and Papaioannou, V.E.  1992.  Pleiotropic effects of a null mutation in the c-fos proto-oncogene.  Cell 71: 577-586.
    3. Chapman, D. L. and Papaioannou, V. E. 1998. Three neural tubes in mice carrying mutations in the T-box gene, Tbx6. Nature 391:695-697. PMID:9490412
    4. Jerome, L. and Papaioannou, V. E. 2001. DiGeorge syndrome phenotype in mice mutant for the T-box gene, Tbx1Nature Genetics 27: 286-29. PMID:11242110
    5. Papaioannou, V. E. and Behringer, R. R. 2004. Mouse Phenotypes, A Handbook of Mutation Analysis. Cold Spring Harbor Press, 235 pp.
    6. Naiche, L. A. and Papaioannou, V. E. 2007. Tbx4 is not required for hindlimb identity or post-bud hindlimb outgrowth. Development 134:93-103. PMID:17164415
    7. Concepcion, D., Hamada, H., and Papaioannou, V. E. 2018. Tbx6 controls left-right asymmetry through regulation of Gdf1. Biology Open 2018 7: bio032565 doi: 10.1242/bio.032565 Published 4 May 2018
    8. Papaioannou, V. E. 2014. The T-box gene family: Emerging roles in development, stem cells and cancer.  Development 141:3819-3833. PMCID: PMC4197708
    9. Papaioannou, V. E. 2016. Concepts of cell lineage in mammalian embryos. Current Topics in Developmental Biology. Essays on Developmental Biology – 2016, 117:185-197. Epub 2016 Jan 21. PMC4793410
    10. Verbitsky, M. et al., Papaioannou, V.E., Mendelsohn, C. L., Gharavi, A. G., Sanna-Cherchi, S. 2019. The copy number variation landscape of congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract. Nat. Genet. 51(1):117-127.


    Last updated September 30, 2020

  • Obituaries for publisher emeritus of The Nation Victor Navasky in The New York Times and Politico.

    Last updated January 25, 2023

  • Professor Harris’s research and practical experience has covered most areas of the use of accounting information for valuation, investment, and management decisions, with a particular focus on global aspects and financial institutions. He originally joined the Columbia Business School faculty in 1983, and was the Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business, Director of the Chazen Institute of International Business, and Chair of the Accounting Department, prior to joining Morgan Stanley as a Managing Director and Head of the Global Valuation and Accounting Team in 2000. He rejoined the faculty of Columbia Business School in July 2008 and was appointed as The Arthur J. Samberg Professor of Professional Practice. He was co-Director of Columbia’s Center for Excellence in Accounting and Security Analysis, which he founded. He has taught core and elective courses and created three new courses at the business school. He was a President’s Teaching Award Finalist in 1997, 2011, and 2013, the recipient of the Margaret Chandler Award for Commitment to Excellence in teaching EMBA class of 1998, 2001, 2011, 2019, and 2020, the Dean’s Award for Innovation in the Curriculum in 2011, the Chazen Institute Prize for Innovation in Teaching, 1996, and the Singhvi Prize for Excellence in Teaching, 1985. He also was a visiting associate Professor at University of Chicago in 1987–88. He has published widely on valuation and accounting issues, in both academic and practitioner journals, and has written many cases for classroom use.

    Through September 2008, Professor Harris was a Managing Director and Vice Chairman at Morgan Stanley, working on special projects for Firm Management in all business areas. He was a Senior Advisor to Morgan Stanley from 2008–2010. In his time in Equity Research he was the primary author of the Apples-to-Apples research series focusing on global sector valuations and earnings quality issues, and led the creation and initial development of Morgan Stanley’s ModelWare project and its Risk-Reward valuation application, that is still used in its published research and has become common practice in sell side research across Wall Street. He wrote extensively on earnings quality, company-specific investment ideas and global pension and retiree benefit issues. In 2002 he was named to Institutional Investor’s All American Research Team and in 2003 to Wall Street Journal’s SmartMoney Power 30 (the most influential people on Wall Street). He also worked with corporate and investor clients on disclosure and valuation issues, and capital raising situations. Working with senior management, he was responsible for developing strategic solutions including running global strategy offsites, and enhancing the management information systems of the firm. He also co-led a team that developed an innovative personal planning tool for retail clients. He was a member of the Investors Advisory Committee and of the Users’ Advisory Council to the Financial Accounting Standards Board. He has also served on the Office of Financial Research’s Research Advisory Committee, on the Standards Advisory Council to the International Accounting Standards Board, and as a member of the International Capital Markets Advisory Committee at the New York Stock Exchange until its dissolution. He was a board member of a FDIC registered U.S. bank and several early-stage companies and served on the board of a NASDAQ listed medical device company and on the investment committee of a charity’s foundation. Professor Harris has also provided advice on equity research, international accounting (including foreign exchange impacts), controllership, performance measurement, valuation, and investor relations issues to many large banks, international corporations, organizations, and senior executives.

    Last updated October 27, 2022


  • Tony F. Heinz joined Columbia in 1995 after twelve years at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. Professor Heinz held a joint appointment in the departments of electrical engineering and physics. His teaching and research interests lie in the areas of 1) ultrafast optoelectronics and spectroscopy, and 2) surface dynamics and surface process control.

    Dr. Heinz is a Professor of Applied Physics and Photon Science at Stanford University and the Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Sciences at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. He received his undergraduate education at Stanford (BS, Physics, 1978) and his graduate training at UC Berkeley (PhD, Physics, 1982). His was a research staff member at the IBM Watson Research Center (1983–1995) and a Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering at Columbia University (1995–2014). He served as OSA President in 2012. He is an OSA Fellow and recipient of the 2020 William F. Meggers Award.

    Dr. Heinz has developed a wide range of spectroscopic techniques to examine the properties and dynamics of nanoscale systems. These methods include interface sensitive nonlinear spectroscopy and time-resolved approaches, such as terahertz time-domain techniques. The measurement techniques have been applied to elucidate the electronic, optical, and chemical properties of 0-, 1-, and 2-dimensional materials and interfaces. The research would not have been possible without the insight and hard work of more than seventy graduate students and postdocs over the years.

    Updated July 12, 2023

  • Dr. Thomas P. Ference, PhD, MS, led a career in strategic management, leadership, the management of professionals, career development and management, and the management of not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Ference was director of the Columbia Business School Executive MBA Program from 1974 through 1994. He is a founding member and first Chair of the Executive MBA Council. He was the founder and head of the Riverside Group, a management consulting and executive development firm, and has consulted with and designed and conducted executive development programs for many firms, including the Hay Group, the NPD Group, the Duncan Group, Novartis, and Aventis, among others. He has taught in executive programs in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Colombia, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Brazil, France, and Spain.

    He was also a founder and Faculty Director (1976–2011) of the Columbia Business School Institute for Not-for-Profit Management and has consulted with a number of prominent not-for-profit institutions including New York Presbyterian Hospital, the New York City Police Department, UJA-Federation, Holy Name Hospital, and the 92nd Street Y, among others. He was Chair of New Jersey’s Haworth Municipal Planning Board. He was Chair of the Board of the Volunteer Consulting Group and past Chair of the Board of Reality House. He has served on the Board of Bergen Catholic High School and on several other public and not-for-profit boards.

    PhD, 1967, Carnegie-Mellon University
    MS, 1966, Carnegie-Mellon University
    BS, 1963, Carnegie-Mellon University

    Columbia Affiliations
    Faculty Director, Institute for Not-for-Profit Management

    Honors and Awards
    Dean’s Award for Innovation in Curriculum, 2005­–2006

    Areas of Expertise
    Ethics, Healthcare Policy, Healthcare Providers, Managed Care, Physician Education

    Select Urban Health Activities
    Police Management Institute: Dr. Ference directed an executive development program for senior New York Police Department executives under auspices of the Institute for Not-For-Profit Management.
    Institute for Not-for-Profit Management: Dr. Ference served as faculty director for a 30-year-old program aimed at professional development needs of senior agency executives in NY Metro area not-for-profit organizations.

    Select Global Activities
    Executive Education: Dr. Ference designed, directed, and taught in Executive Development programs in the countries noted.

    Last Updated: April 26, 2022

  • Dr. Cangialosi, a Past President of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), is Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthodontics at Rutgers University, School of Dental Medicine. Prior to this appointment in 2012, he served as the Leuman M. Waugh Professor of Orthodontics at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine where he was the Chair of the Section of Growth and Development and Director of the Division of Orthodontics. 

    During his time at Columbia University, Dr. Cangialosi also held several administrative appointments. From 1989 to 2003, he was the associate dean for advanced and postdoctoral education. Prior to that, Dr. Cangialosi served as the associate dean for students/postdoctoral education and the assistant dean for student affairs and admissions. From 1988 to 2003, he served as a co-director of the New York Presbyterian Children’s Hospital Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Center. 

    Dr. Cangialosi has been a diplomate of the ABO since 1986. He completed his voluntary recertification in 1999. In 1996, he began his eight-year term as a director for the ABO, where he represented the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists. He served as president of the ABO from 2003 to 2004. Since 2004, he has been an examiner for the ABO Clinical Examination. He is also a consultant to and a member of the ABO Written Examination Committee.

    Dr. Cangialosi is also the author of 55 publications in refereed journals, more than 50 abstracts, five book chapters and six teaching manuals. He is the co-editor of the text book Essentials for Orthodontic Practice (third edition). He has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad.

    Dr. Cangialosi is a member of the Angle East Component of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, from which he received the Distinguished Service Award in 2006. He has also been active in both the AAO and the American Dental Association. In the past, he has served as a delegate to the AAO House of Delegates and as a member of the AAO Council on Orthodontic Education, which he chaired for three years. He also has represented the specialty of orthodontics as its commissioner on the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) from 2011 to 2015.

    Dr. Cangialosi earned his D.D.S. degree at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in 1959. From 1959 to 1961, he served on active duty, as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps. He then served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1961 to 1974. In 1975, he earned his certificate of Advanced Education in orthodontics at Columbia University.

    Last updated May 10, 2021

  • Therese McGinn, DrPH, is Professor Emerita of Population and Family Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York and founding Director of the Reproductive Health Access, Information and Services in Emergencies (RAISE) Initiative. 

    During her more than 30 years of public health work, Dr. McGinn focused on using sound data collection and analysis to improve the scope and quality of sexual and reproductive health services globally, in order for women and men to make choices about their sexual and reproductive lives and rights. Dr. McGinn has focused most intently in Africa but also has experience in Asia, Middle East, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Since the mid-1990s, her work included a substantive focus on the reproductive health of populations affected by wars and natural disasters. She also published widely, taught and mentored generations of students at the graduate and doctoral levels. She currently chairs the Funding Committee for the UK-based Research on Health in Humanitarian Crises and serves on the Board of Directors of Doctors of the World-US.

    Dr. McGinn received the Doctor of Public Health degree from Columbia University with a dissertation on fertility desires and behavior of women in post-genocide Rwanda, the Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan in Population Planning, and the Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in development economics.

    Selected publications
    • Foster, A, McGinn T and 8 co-authors (2017). “The 2018 Inter-agency field manual on reproductive health in humanitarian settings: revising the global standards.” Reproductive Health Matters, 25(8):1403277. https://doi.org/10.1080/09688080.2017.1403277
    • McGinn T, Casey SE (2016). “Why don’t humanitarian organizations provide safe abortion services?” Conflict and Health, 10:8. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s13031-016-0075-8
    • McGinn T (2011).  Reducing Death and Disability from Unsafe Abortion. Chapter 19 in The Routledge International Handbook on Global Public Health. Parker R and Sommer M, Editors. Routledge, Oxford, United Kingdom: 191–198.

    Updated July 13, 2023

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    Last Updated June 05, 2020

  • Susan M. Essock, Ph.D. is the Edna L. Edison Professor of Psychiatry, Emerita, in the Division of Behavioral Health Services and Policy Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. She served as Division’s Director from its beginning in 2007 until 2015 and was the founding director of the Division’s Center for Practice Innovations. Dr. Essock’s work involves facilitating the translation of research findings into mental health policy and practice and evaluating the impact of behavioral health services. Prior to coming to Columbia in 2007, Dr. Essock was Director of the Division of Health Services Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine from 1998-2007. Before joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Essock was the Director of Psychological Services for the public mental health system in Connecticut for 10 years, where her responsibilities included quality assurance and performance monitoring. She also served for 5 years as Acting Deputy Commissioner for Evaluation for the New York State Office of Mental Health. Dr. Essock was a member of IBM Corporation’s Mental Health Advisory Board from its inception in 1990 through 2011, helping that corporation monitor the quality of mental health care provided under its managed behavioral healthcare vendors. Through all these efforts, a common theme has been creating scalable ways to implement new services, monitor implementation fidelity, and measure outcomes to assess the extent to which the services contracted for are, indeed, those being delivered. Hence Dr. Essock is familiar with a wide range of treatment and system challenges posed by people needing behavioral health care and she is a mental health services researcher with practical grounding in both public- and private-sector delivery systems and associated contracting for behavioral health services. 

    Dr. Essock is a past Chair of the NIMH Services Research Review Committee, past Chair of the NIMH Intervention Research Review Committee, and a past member of the NIMH National Advisory Mental Health Council and the Advisory Council for the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review. At Columbia, Dr. Essock Co-chaired the Women Faculty Group in Psychiatry, a group dedicated to helping women faculty advance their careers and address gender-specific challenges often encountered by women and served on the Career Development Committee for research faculty in Neurology.


    Dr. Essock's main research interests are facilitating the translation of research findings into mental health policy and practice and evaluating the impact of behavioral health services.

    Dr. Essock has worked with the New York State Office of Mental Health and other entities to determine ways to implement and sustain evidence-based treatments for people with serious mental illnesses and to determine the impact of managed care initiatives on people’s health.

    Research Interests

    • Mental Health Services Research
    • Performance Measurement
    • Early intervention for individuals with schizophrenia



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    Jul 13 2009 - Dec 31 2013


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    Selected Publications

    • Essock SM, Mueser KT, Drake RE, Covell NH, McHugo GJ, Frisman LK, Kontos NJ, Jackson CT, Townsend F, Swain K: Comparison of ACT and standard case management for delivering integrated treatment for co-occuring disorders. Psychiatric Services 2006;57: 185-196
    • Essock SM, Covell NH, Davis SM, Stroup TS, Rosenheck RA, Lieberman JA: Effectiveness of switching antipsychotic medications. American Journal of Psychiatry 2006;163: 2090-2095
    • Essock SM, Covell NH, Leckman-Westin E, Lieberman J, Sederer L, Kealey E, Finnerty M, and members of the Scientific Advisory Committee: Identifying clinically questionable psychotropic prescribing practices for Medicaid recipients in New York State. Psychiatric Services 2009;60: 1595-1602
    • Essock SM, Schooler N, Stroup TS, McEvoy JP, Jackson C, Covell NH: Effectiveness of switching from antipsychotic polypharmacy to monotherapy. American Journal of Psychiatry 2011;168: 702-708
    • Donahue S, Manuel J, Herman D, Fraser L, Henian C, Essock S. : Development and use of a transition readiness scale to help manage ACT team capacity. Psychiatric Services 2012;63: 223-229
    • Wisdom JP, Knapik S, Holley MW, Van Bramer J, Sederer LI, Essock SM. Best practices: New York's outpatient mental health clinic licensing reform: using tracer methodology to improve service quality. Psychiatric Services. 2012;63(5):418-420.
    • Humensky J, Dixon LB, Essock SM. State mental health policy: an interactive tool to estimate costs and resources for a first-episode psychosis initiative in New York State. Psychiatric Services. 2013;64(9):832-834.
    • Essock SM, Nossel IR, McNamara K, et al. Practical Monitoring of Treatment Fidelity: Examples From a Team-based Intervention for People With Early Psychosis. Psychiatric Services. 2015;66 (7) 674-676.
    • Essock SM, Olfson M, Hogan MF. Current practice for measuring mental health outcomes the United States. International Review of Psychiatry. 2015;27(4) 296-305.
    • Essock SM, Goldman HH, Hogan MF, Hepburn BM, Sederer LI, Dixon LB. State Partnerships for first-episode psychosis services. Psychiatric Services . Jul 2015;66 (7) 671-673.
    • Dixon LB, Goldman HH, Bennett ME, Essock SM. Implementing coordinated specialty care for early psychosis: The RAISE Connection Program. Psychiatric Services. Jul 2015;66(7): 691-698.
    • Hoagwood KE, Essock SM, Morrissey J, et al. Use of pooled state administrative data for mental health services research: Lessons from the field. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research . 2016; 43(1):67-68.

    For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov


    Last Updated March 6, 2020

  • Steven M. Nowick is a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science (and by courtesy, Electrical Engineering) at Columbia University. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1993, and a B.A. from Yale University. His main research area is on design methodologies and CAD tools for synthesis and optimization of asynchronous and mixed-timing (i.e., interfacing multiple clocked and/or asynchronous domains) digital systems. His current projects include scalable networks-on-chip (NoC’s) for shared-memory parallel processors and embedded systems, ultra-low-energy digital systems, low-power and robust global communication, computer-aided design, and fault tolerance.

    Dr. Nowick is Chair and Founder of the new Computing Systems for Data-Driven Science center in Columbia’s Data Science Institute, which includes over 40 faculty members. He was also Co-Founder (1993) and Chair (2008–2013) of Columbia’s Computer Engineering Program, joint between computer science and electrical engineering departments, which offers both B.S. and M.S. degrees.

    Dr. Nowick is an IEEE Fellow (2009). He received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (1995, one of ten awardees that year in all areas of computer science), an NSF CAREER Award (1995), and an NSF Research Initiation Award (RIA) (1993). He received several Best Paper Awards: IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (both in 1991 and 2012) and the IEEE Async Symposium (2000). He is co-founder of the IEEE “Async” Symposia series (1994), and served as its Program Committee Co-Chair and General Co-Chair. He was also Program Chair of the IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis. He has served as a sub-committee/track chair for several leading design and CAD conference program committees: ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC) (logic/high-level synthesis/FPGA’s), ACM/IEEE Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) Conference (logic/technology-dependent synthesis), and IEEE International Conference in Computer Design (ICCD) (tools and methodologies).

    He has served on the editorial boards of several leading journals: IEEE Design & Test Magazine, IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computer Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design. He was also a guest co-editor of the Proceedings of the IEEE (vol. 87:2, February 1999). He has been a member of many leading program committees, including DAC, ICCAD, DATE, NOCS, Async, VLSI Design, ICCD, and IWLS.

    Prof. Nowick’s recent research has been funded by numerous NSF awards, including for continuous-time DSP's (2010) and low-latency asynchronous interconnection networks (2015, 2012, 2008), among others. In 2000, he received two medium-scale NSF ITR awards for asynchronous research; only 62 medium-scale ITR awards were granted out of 920 submitted proposals, and he was only one of four researchers nationally to win two such awards. He was brought onto the DARPA “CLASS” project (2005), headed by Boeing, to create a new commercially-viable CAD tool flow for designing asynchronous systems.

    Dr. Nowick was the selection committee chair of the ACM/SIGDA “Outstanding PhD Dissertation in Electronic Design Automation” award (2012–2013), and a selection committee member of the “ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electronic Design Automation” (2014–2015). He also was a member of the ACM/IEEE DAC Best Paper Award committee (2010) and the William J. McCalla Best Paper award committee of the ICCAD Conference (2014). In 2011, he received the Columbia Engineering School “Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award.” He holds 13 issued United States patents.

    Last updated December 23, 2022

  • Steven Stellman’s original training was in physical chemistry (Ohio State 1966, New York University 1971) with a post-doc in crystallographic analysis of DNA and RNA structure at Princeton. In 1975, he transitioned to public health and epidemiology, specializing in causes and prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases. He worked at two non-profit research organizations: The American Health Foundation, where he conducted hospital-based studies of tobacco-related cancers and environmental aspects of breast cancer, and the American Cancer Society, where he co-founded a cohort study of over 1.25 million men and women. He served in the New York City Department of Health as Assistant Commissioner for Biostatistics and Epidemiological Research during the Koch years, and more recently as Research Director for a cohort of 71,000 survivors of the World Trade Center disaster. In 2001, he joined the faculty of the Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, where he taught courses on basic epidemiology, data analysis, and chronic diseases, headed the chronic disease certificate program, served on numerous committees (curriculum, admissions, methods exam, cancer epidemiology training program), and mentored dozens of students; he retired in 2022. For over forty years, he collaborated with his wife, Dr. Jeanne Stellman, on studies of the health of Vietnam veterans, with a special emphasis on a cohort of 12,000 veterans begun in 1982, which they are still following up. He also had a lifelong interest in music. He spent 15 years as the music director of the DeRossi Singers at the Kane Street Synagogue in Brooklyn, and 20 years as a tenor with the Dessoff Choirs. Since 2016, he has studied piano and chamber music performance in the Evening Division of Juilliard.

    Updated November 27, 2023

  • Bio

    • AB Harvard College, 1966 magna cum laude
    • MD Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1970
    • MPH (Epidemiology), Columbia University School of Public Health, 1977
    • MA Political Science (Geography), Columbia University
    • Residency in Medicine, Harlem Hospital Center
    • Residency in Neurology, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital

    Stephen Shafer retired in 2010 as Clinical Professor of Neurology from the Harlem Hospital Center. His current interests are environmental justice and soil health.

    Last updated August 18, 2020

  • Dr. Myers received his MD degree from SUNY, Downstate Medical Center in 1961. He trained in internal medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and completed a one-year post-doctoral research fellowship (NINDB) in neuromuscular disease at that facility. He did his military service in the Air Force at the Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories in Dayton Ohio, working on exercise physiology projects. He then had further residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and has remained there since.

    He is now the A. David Gurewitsch Professor Emeritus and Special Lecturer in the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Myers has a special interest in neuromuscular diseases and although now semi-retired he rounds with the rehab residents on the consult services and has a limited private practice at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).

    He was the principal rehabilitation physician at the MDA Clinic at CUMC for over 37 years and was the founder and Co-director of the MDA Clinic at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, NJ for almost as long. Dr. Myers served on the professional advisory committees of the CMT Association and the NYC Chapter of the MS Society. He was on various other hospital, university and medical society committees and has written a number of articles and chapters. He was Co-Chief Editor of the Third Edition of Downey and Darling's Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation Medicine.

    He has been listed in Castle Connolly’s America's Top Doctors, Top Doctors New York Metro Area and in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors when he was practicing full-time. Dr. Myers has been married to his wife, Jacqueline, for over 50 years and has 3 children.

    Last updated March 30, 2020

  • Dr. Soji Oluwole is Professor Emeritus of Surgery and Special Lecturer of Surgery at Columbia University.

    • Columbia P&S, Fellowship Hospital – 1979
    • Harlem Hospital Center, Residency Hospital – 1977
    • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Center, Residency Hospital – 1977
    • Harlem Hospital Center, Internship Hospital – 1973
    • Univ Ibadan, Medical School – 1970


    Last updated October 27, 2022

  • Sheila A. Gorman served as Deputy Chair of Health Policy and Management and Director of Executive Education from 1988 until her retirement in 2002. Her work focused on ambulatory care services, managed care, health plan performance, professional career development, and management education. Dr. Gorman founded Mailman’s Executive MPH Program and directed the program from its onset in 1990 until she retired. She also designed, directed, and taught in the Ambulatory Care Management Institute for community health center managers, the Management Institute for Clinical Chiefs, and the Management Institute for Residents at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. For her contributions to the field of healthcare management, she received the Regent’s Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2001.

    • PhD, 1981, Columbia University
    • MPH, 1971, Columbia University
    Honors and Awards
    • Marisa de Castro Benton Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University, 1982
    • Special Appreciation Award, Public Health Association of New York City, 1994
    • Regent's Award for Outstanding Faculty, American College of Healthcare Executives, 2001
    • Funding of Sheila Gorman Scholarship, Mailman School of Public Health, 2002
    • Academic Achievement Award, Nursing Alumni Council, Niagara University, 2009


    Last updated October 26, 2022

  • Obituary 


    Last Updated November 9, 2020

  • Seymour Spilerman is the Julian C. Levi Professor of Social Sciences and Director of the Center for the Study of Wealth and Inequality. His research has examined the structure of work careers in corporate settings, focusing on the ways that educational attainment, labor market experience, race, and gender influence work career features. Prof. Spilerman is also involved in cross-national research on issues of income and wealth inequality, financial gerontology, and intergenerational transfers of resources.

    • PhD, 1968, Johns Hopkins University
    • MA, 1961, Brandeis University
    • BA, 1959, Pomona College

    Last updated December 23, 2022

  • Ruth Fischbach joined Columbia University in 2001 as Professor of Bioethics in both in the Department of Psychiatry and Department of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health. She is Co-founder and Director of the Center for Bioethics since 2002.

    Prior to Columbia, from 1998 to 2001, Dr. Fischbach served as Senior Advisor for Biomedical Ethics at the National Institutes of Health. Here she participated in federal interagency committees designed to protect the rights and promote the welfare of research participants. She received an Award of Merit for efforts in establishing the Tuskegee Center for Bioethics.

    Preceding the NIH, from 1990 to 1998, Dr. Fischbach was a professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Social Medicine and Division of Medical Ethics. Earlier, at Washington University School of Medicine from 1983 to 1990, she served first as an NRSA postdoctoral fellow in psychiatric epidemiology earning a master’s degree in that field. Later her interests turned to medical ethics, as she directed the Ethics Program, founded the Humanities in Medicine Program, and served as an Assistant Dean.

    Dr. Fischbach’s research interests and publications have focused on end-of-life decisions and experiences of research participants, particularly related to privacy and informed consent. Current work focuses on research ethics and issues in bioethics including neuroethics, genetics, advances in reproductive technology, and stem cell research. Recently, she’s been researching the impact on families of stigma associated with autism.

    Awards and honors include Distinguished Leader status for PRIM&R (Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research); Excellence in Teaching Award (Year III, Teacher of the Year) at Harvard Medical School; Distinguished Alumna Award from Cornell University–NY Hospital School of Nursing; Fellow in Medicine of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); two terms as Member-at-Large of AAAS Section X (Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering); and Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society.

    Updated July 12, 2023

  • Education and Awards

    • Visiting Professor, Centro de Estudos Avançados Multidisciplinares, Universidade de Brasília, 2006–2010.
    • Representative, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Angola, São Tome e Príncipe, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, 1998–2004.
    • Fellow, Emeritus Professors in Columbia, Columbia University, NY, NY, 1997
    • Visiting Professor, Department of Public Health Practice, Faculty of Public Health, University of São Paulo, funded by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S. Paulo — FAPESP, 1994–1996.
    • Fulbright Fellow and Sr. Researcher, Faculdade de Saúde Pública da Universidade de São Paulo, 1989
    • Ed. D, Health and Public Administration, Temple University, 1980.
    • MPH, Hunter College of the City University of New York, 1977
    • BA, Health Sciences and Education, New Jersey City University, 1968


    Selected Technical Reports and Publications

    Barber-Madden R, "Coronavirus – Early Responses", 29 Jan 2020.  PEAH – Policies for Equitable Access to Health.

    Wandiembe PS, R Barber-Madden (2016) Performance Evaluation of Clinical and

    Community HIV/AIDS Services Strengthening Project in Mozambique.

    Simon J, K Yeboah-Antwi, A Schapira , MK Cham, R Barber-Madden, and MI Brooks. (2011). External Evaluation of the US President’s Malaria Initiative: Final Report.

    Nogales Vasconcelos AM, R Barber-Madden, TM Campos. (2011) “Sonhos, Perspectivas, Paradoxos e Armadilhas, ” em Jovens do Entorno do Distrito Federal, Editora Universidade de Brasília, Brasilia, DF. (ISBN 978-85-64972-00-1).

    Barber-Madden R, T Santos Freitas, (Org.)(2010). A Juventude Brasileira no Contexto Atual e em Cenário Futuro(Brazilian Youth in present and future scenarios), ed. Brasilia:UNFPA, January.

    Vieira Villela W, R Barber-Madden. The gender approach in community AIDS projects in Mozambique: agreement and disagreement between government and civil society. Cad. Saúde Pública, Rio de Janeiro, Vol 25, No. 3. Mar.2009. (ISBN 0102-311X)

    Barber-Madden R, Saber BA. (2007) Cooperação internacional no âmbito dos Objectivos de Desenvolvimento do Milénio : uma visão a partir de Moçambique . - Lisboa : URB-África, 2007..

    Vieira Villela W, R Barber-Madden.2007.Evaluation of civil society projects in countries with high HIV prevalence: a methodological. RECIIS,  v.1, n.2, p.182-190, Jul.–Dec.

    Technical Background Document on the Scale and Scope of the Five-Year Evaluation of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, 2006.

    Barber-Madden R, Ribeiro JTL, Leitão A, Feres JB. The Trajectory of Life of Internally Displaced Persons in Angola, United Nations Population Fund, New York, NY, 2002.

    Dallari, Sueli Gandolfi & Barber-Madden, Rosemary.. Health advocacy post graduate education in Brazil : a response to new constitutional rights / Sueli Gandolfi Dallari y Rosemary Barber-Madden. Educaci'on médica y salud 1993 ; 27(‎3)‎ : 314.


    Last updated August 3, 2020


  • Dr. Ronald Rieder’s interests have been in the areas of schizophrenia, genetics, and psychiatric education. As of 1979, Dr. Rieder became a residency education director, and has focused his academic work and publications on teaching and education. He developed both clinical and research training programs, first at Columbia University and beginning in 2007 at Mount Sinai. For these efforts, Dr. Rieder received the highest award for psychiatric education, the American Psychiatric Association and National Institute of Mental Health’s Vesterrmark Award, in 2008.

    Updated July 12, 2023

  • Ronald Grele is the former Director of the Columbia University Oral History Research Office. Prior to coming to Columbia he directed the Oral History Program at UCLA and served as Research Director at the New Jersey Historical Commission and Assistant Director of the Ford Foundation Oral History Project. He began his career in oral history as an interviewer and archivist at the John F. Kennedy Oral History Project. He has been awarded a Fulbright teaching appointment at the University of Indonesia and has conducted workshops and seminars on oral history throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America. In 1988 he was elected President of the Oral History Association and was, for a number of years, editor of The International Journal of Oral History.

    He is the Author of Envelopes of Sound: The Art of Oral History, among other works, and editor of Subjectivity and Multiculturalism in Oral History. He received his doctorate from Rutgers University and has taught at Lafayette College, The California State University at Long Beach and Kingsborough Community College. He has served as a consultant on number of oral history projects and for a number of museums and historical agencies. He has undertaken projects on the history of the Garrett Corporation in Los Angeles, McKinsey & Company, and the Boston Consulting Group. He has conducted biographical interviews for the Columbia Oral History office with women graduates of the Columbia Law School and with directors and officers of The Atlantic Philanthropies and the General Atlantic Group, and for a community history project documenting the social and cultural history of Harlem. He also conducted interviews for the Rule of Law Project and the Carnegie Corporation Project.

    Remembering Ronald J. Grele


    Updated February 20, 2024

  • Ronald E. Drusin, MD was Vice Dean for Education and the Rolf H. Scholdager Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. After receiving an undergraduate degree from Union College he came to P&S as a medical student in 1962. He received his MD degree in 1966 from Columbia University. His postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology has been within Columbia affiliated hospitals, Bellevue Hospital Center (1966–1967), Internal Medicine residency at the Presbyterian Hospital (1967–1969), and Cardiology fellowship at the Presbyterian Hospital (1971–1973).

    Dr. Drusin served two years with the U.S. Public Health Service assigned to the CDC where he worked in clinical research related to sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis. He completed his cardiology fellowship in 1973 and joined the P&S faculty as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine. In 1977 he became the founding cardiologist of the Heart Transplant Program at Columbia and divided his clinical responsibilities between his cardiology practice and heart transplantation. He served as the medical director of the Heart Transplant program until 1991.      

    For many years he was director of the cardiology section of the second year course in pathophysiology. He chaired the VP&S Curriculum Committee from 1985 until his retirement in 2019. In 1992 he joined the Dean’s Office as Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs to Implement a new curriculum which was supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In August 2008 he was appointed Vice Dean for Education at VP&S, which he held until retiring in 2019.

    Following his retirement he was appointed the Rolf H. Scholdager Professor Emeritus of Medicine at CUMC and Special Lecturer In the Department of Medicine at VP&S.

    Last updated November 28, 2022

  • Roger Bagnall is Emeritus Professor of Ancient History and Leon Levy Director Emeritus at NYU. Before joining the NYU faculty in 2007, Bagnall was Jay Professor of Greek and Latin and Professor of History at Columbia University, where he had taught for 33 years. During that time he served as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Chair of the Department of Classics. Educated at Yale University and the University of Toronto, he specializes in the social and economic history of Hellenistic, Roman and Late Antique Egypt. He has held many leadership positions in the fields of classics and papyrology; he is co-founder of a multi-university consortium creating the Advanced Papyrological Information System. Among his best-known works are Egypt in Late Antiquity (1993), The Demography of Roman Egypt (1994; with Bruce Frier), Reading Papyri, Writing Ancient History (1995), Early Christian Books in Egypt (2009), and Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East (2010). His edition (with Giovanni Ruffini) of the first volume of Ostraka from Trimithis inaugurated ISAW's series of digital books. He has also edited many volumes of papyri and other ancient texts.  He directs NYU's excavation project at Amheida (jointly sponsored with Columbia) in the Dakhla Oasis in Egypt. His latest book, An Oasis City, presents the results of the Amheida excavations.He is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Académie Royale de Belgique, as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the British Academy and a Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute. In October, 2016 he received an honorary doctorate from the Université de Paris-Sorbonne.

    Bagnall is one of the general editors of the 13-volume Encyclopedia of Ancient History, which appeared from Wiley-Blackwell in November 2012 and is regularly enlarged and updated.  Other recent publications include the graffiti from the basilica in the agora of ancient Smyrna and publication of texts from the excavations at Amheida and Berenike. He retired as Leon Levy Director of ISAW in 2016.


    Last Updated October 14, 2020

  • Roger Anderson retired after 42 years at Columbia University’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory and Data Sciences Institute where he was Senior Scholar at the Center for Computational Learning Systems in the Fu School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. Roger has led teams that have developed the next generation of intelligent control systems for Smart City infrastructure (electricity, water, sewage, transportation).

    At the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia, he founded the Borehole Research, Global Basins, 4-D Seismic, Reservoir Simulation, Portfolio Management and Energy Research Groups. Over his CU career, he brought in more than a Quarter Billion in research money, including NSF funded ship-time costs. He co-invented 19 patents, with 8 more pending and has written 3 books and more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Anderson has had technical, business, computational, and working collaborations with Baker Hughes, Boeing, BBN, BP, Chevron, Finmeccanica, IBM Research, KBR, Lockheed Martin, Pennzoil, Rudin Management, Schlumberger, Texaco, and Shell. Anderson is co-founder of start-up energy companies 4-D Technology, Bell Geospace, AKW Analytics and CALM Energy.

    Last updated February 24, 2020

  • Roger Lehecka retired from a long career at Columbia University at the end of 2004. Among other positions he held at the University, he was Dean of Students for 19 years. He was a founder of Columbia’s Upward Bound Program in 1965, an experience that taught him much about the ways access to college is not equally available to all talented youngsters. His three years with Upward Bound led to a career in higher education that always focused on expanding opportunity for those previously excluded from a college education. He remains involved at Columbia in a number of ways and has been teaching the Equity in Higher Education seminar with Prof. Delbanco annually since 2007. In 2015 he received the Heritage Award from Columbia’s Black Alumni Council. Outside Columbia for the last two decades, Mr. Lehecka has helped low-income students from New York City, rural Pennsylvania, and both coasts of Florida get admitted to good colleges and find the financial aid to attend. He continues to advise them throughout college, wherever they enroll, and help them through the difficult times most students face. He was Chair of the Double Discovery Center Board of Friends 2019–22 and is currently Chair of the Board of the Lenfest Scholars Foundation. Mr. Lehecka attended New York City public schools before entering Columbia College. He has a Masters degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education as well as an A.B. and M.Phil. from Columbia University.

    Last updated October 26, 2022

  • Robin Reisig taught at the Graduate School of Journalism from 1983–2012, at first as an adjunct, then full time. 

    As a reporter, Reisig covered America's movements for social change, including the civil rights movement, the women's movement, antiwar protests, and the emergence of the blue-collar right. 

    She also wrote about mainstream politics and government and has done investigative reporting, including an article for which she won the Don Hollenbeck award. She has been a reporter for The Village Voice, the Washington Post, the American Lawyer magazine and the Southern Courier. Her freelance writing has appeared in many magazines including LifeThe New RepublicThe Nationgothamgazette.com as well as the News of the Week in Review, Book Review and Travel sections of The New York Times. Her writing about the women's movement and the Vietnam War protests has been included in anthologies. 

    Reisig was an editor on Newsday’s and New York Newsday's opinion sections, and Newsday’s feature section.

    She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

    In April 2006, nominated by her former students, she was awarded a distinguished alumni award by the J-School Alumni Association. This is the highest honor awarded by the Alumni Association.

    In May 2007 she was selected as Teacher of Year by the student body and Columbia's Society of Professional Journalists chapter, which serves as the student government.

    Last updated August 19, 2020

  • B.A., Columbia (1958); B.A., Oxford (1960); M.A., Oxford (1964); Ph.D., Columbia (1964).

    Professor Hanning began teaching at Columbia in 1963. He also taught at Bread Loaf (Middlebury College), Yale, Johns Hopkins, NYU, and Princeton. He was director and professor at the Bread Loaf School at Lincoln College, Oxford in 1980, 1984, 1986, and directed NEH Summer Seminars for College Teachers in 1982, 1985, and 1989. He received ACLS, Guggenheim, and NEH Fellowships and a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship to the Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio. He was elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America (1986) and a Trustee of the New Chaucer Society (1998–2002). He was the Biennial Chaucer Lecturer at the 1998 NCS Congress, at the Sorbonne in Paris.

    His areas of expertise include medieval English literature, Chaucer, medieval French romance, medieval historiography, the Ovidian tradition in medieval European literature, and the works of the Italian masters Boccaccio, Ariosto, and Castiglione. At the undergraduate level, he taught courses on the constructions of “race” and ethnicity and the fortunes of immigrant groups in America, and for nearly three decades, co-taught (with David Rosand of Art History) a seminar on the art and literature of the Renaissance.

    His major publications include The Vision of History in Early Britain (1966), The Individual in Twelfth-Century Romance (1977), The Lais of Marie de France, co-translated with Joan M. Ferrante (1978), Castiglione: The Real and the Ideal in Renaissance Culture, co-edited with David Rosand (1983), Serious Play. Desire and Authority in the Poetry of Ovid, Chaucer, and Ariosto (2010; based on the Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lectures, 2005), The Romance of Thebes, co-translated with Joan M. Ferrante (2018). Reading Medieval Culture. Essays in Honor of Robert W. Hanning, edited by Robert M. Stein and Sandra Pierson Prior, was published in 2005.

    2005–2006 was Prof. Hanning’s last year of teaching. He retired June 30, 2006 after 45 years of offering instruction at Columbia.

    Last Updated: March 6, 2020

  • Former officer, Director of Academic Administration to the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College Columbia University for several decades. Mr. Tucker was also Assistant to the Dean of Teachers College Columbia University for several years.

    Last Updated November 30, 2020

  • Education

    Ph.D. — Harvard University, 1963
    M.A. — Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar), 1961
    B.A. — Washington and Lee University, 1954

    Interests and Research

    Robert O. Paxton, Mellon Professor Emeritus of Social Science, specializes in the social and political history of Modern Europe, particularly Vichy France during the World War II era. Paxton has worked on two issues within the general area of modern European history: France during the Nazi occupation of 1940-1944; and the rise and spread of fascism. He was the first in the 1960s and 1970s to establish, on the basis of German archives, the active collaboration of Vichy France within Hitler's Europe, a finding received coolly at first in France and now largely accepted. He continues to speak, write, and research in these fields. In 2009 he served as guest curator for an exhibition at the New York Public Library entitled "Between Collaboration and Resistance: French Literary Life Under Nazi Occupation."

    Major Professional Activities

    • Chair, Department of History, Columbia, 1980-1982
    • Expert Witness, war crimes trials of Paul Touvier, Versailles, 1994 and Maurice Papon, Bordeaux, 1997


    • Officier, Légion d'Honneur (France), 2009
    • Honorary Fellow, Merton College, Oxford, 2001
    • Lifetime Achievement Award, American Historical Association, 1999
    • Elected Member, American Philosophical Society, 1999
    • Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1982

    Honorary Degrees

    • Washington and Lee University, 1974
    • University of Caen (France), 1994
    • SUNY Stony Brook, 1994
    • University of Lyon II (France), 2003



    The Anatomy of Fascism (2004, translated into fourteen languages)

    French Peasant Fascism (1996)

    Vichy France: Old Guard and New Order (1972, 2nd ed., 2001)

    Vichy France and the Jews, with Michael Marrus (1981, 2nd ed. 2019)

    Europe in the Twentieth Century (1975, 4th ed. 2004)


    Last updated March 30, 2020

  • Robert Paul Wolff (born December 27, 1933) is an American political philosopher and professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

    Wolff has written widely on topics in political philosophy such as Marxism, tolerance (against liberalism and in favor of anarchism), political justification and democracy.

    Education and career

    Robert Wolff graduated from Harvard University with a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1953, 1954, and 1957 respectively.

    Wolff was an instructor in Philosophy and General Education at Harvard University from 1958 to 1961, an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at University of Chicago from 1961 to 1964, Associate Professor and then Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University from 1964 to 1971, Professor of Philosophy at University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1971 to 1992, and later Professor of Afro-American Studies from 1992 to 2008 and Professor Emeritus from 2008–present. He is currently a member of the Society of Senior Scholars at Columbia University. 


    After the renewal of interest in normative political philosophy in the Anglo-American world after the publication of John Rawls's A Theory of Justice, Wolff made pointed criticisms of this work from a roughly Marxist perspective. In 1977, Wolff published Understanding Rawls: A Critique and Reconstruction of A Theory of Justice, which takes aim at the extent to which Rawls's theory is cued to existing practice, convention and status quo social science. Insofar as A Theory of Justice forecloses critiques of capitalist social relations, private property and the market economy, Wolff concluded that Rawls's project amounted to a form of apology for the status quo, as according to Wolff, markets and capitalist social relations are founded on exploitation and injustice, and Rawls did not give arguments to defend his theory from these charges.

    In The Poverty of Liberalism, Wolff pointed out the inconsistencies rife in twentieth century liberal and conservative doctrines. In this text, Wolff takes John Stuart Mill's seminal works, On Liberty and Principles of Political Economy as starting points.

    Wolff's 1970 book In Defense of Anarchism is widely read, and the first two editions sold more than 200,000 copies. This work argued that if we accept a robust conception of individual autonomy, then there can be no de jure legitimate state. Wolff received praise for this work, including, to his surprise, praise from many on the political right such as right-wing libertarians and anarcho-capitalists.

    Wolff extended his advocacy of radical participatory democracy to university governance in The Ideal of the University (Boston: Beacon, 1969), in which he argues against rising marketization and external encroachment and that universities should be primarily governed by faculty and students. In addition, Wolff was a strong supporter of the students who occupied the Low Library at Columbia University in 1968.

    Within his profession, Wolff is better known for his work on Kant, particularly his books Kant's Theory of Mental Activity: A Commentary on the Transcendental Analytic of the Critique of Pure Reason and The Autonomy of Reason: A Commentary on Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. He is also a noted commentator on the works of Karl Marx. His works include Understanding Marx: A Reconstruction and Critique of Capital and Moneybags Must Be So Lucky: On the Structure of Capital, an analysis of the rhetorical and literary techniques employed by Marx in Das Kapital. His textbook About Philosophy is used widely in introductory college philosophy courses.

    Wolff is also distinguished as a white man who transitioned from the philosophy department to the department of Afro-American studies of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, which is chronicled and discussed in his book Autobiography of an Ex-White Man: Learning a New Master Narrative for America.

    In 1990, Wolff founded University Scholarships for South African Students, an organization devoted to promoting opportunities in higher education within South Africa for disadvantaged South African students. Since its creation, USSAS has assisted in providing funding and educational opportunities for thousands of students in South Africa.

    Selected bibliography

    • Kant's Theory of Mental Activity (1963)
    • A Critique of Pure Tolerance with Herbert Marcuse and Barrington Moore Jr. (1965)
    • The Poverty of Liberalism (1968)
    • The Ideal of the University (1969)
    • In Defense of Anarchism (1970)
    • The Autonomy of Reason (1974)
    • About Philosophy (1976)
    • Understanding Rawls (1977)
    • Understanding Marx (1984)
    • Moneybags Must Be So Lucky (1988)
    • Autobiography of an Ex-White Man (2005)

    Last updated April 26, 2021

  • Dr. Robert Sladen is a native of South Africa who graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of Cape Town Medical School. He trained in internal medicine in South Africa and England, anesthesiology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and critical care medicine at Stanford University.

    Following two decades on faculty at Stanford and Duke University, Dr. Sladen was recruited to Columbia in 1997 by Dr. Margaret Wood as Executive Vice Chair of Anesthesiology, Chief of the Division of Critical Care Medicine (CCM), and Medical Director of the Cardiothoracic and Surgical Intensive Care Units (CTICU, SICU). 

    Over the next 18 years, Dr. Sladen built an Anesthesiology-led critical care faculty that provides care for nearly 3,000 patients per year, and supervision and training of anesthesiology and surgery residents, physician assistants and acute care nurse practitioners. Dr. Sladen taught critical care to generations of fellows, residents and medical students in the classroom and at the bedside. As Program Director of the Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) Fellowship he trained more than 100 ACCM Fellows, whose subsequent careers have contributed to the program’s reputation as one of the best in the country. 

    In 1998 Dr. Sladen created and managed the Departmental Annual Academic Evening, now in its 20th year. In the same year he launched weekly CUMC Critical Care Grand Rounds (CCGR), which became a “home” for all CCM practitioners at CUMC. In 2015 Dr. Sladen was elected Physician of the Year at CUMC, and in the same year became the first incumbent of the Allen Hyman Professorship of Critical Care Anesthesiology.

    Dr. Sladen received prestigious teaching awards at Stanford, Duke, and Columbia, and was elected to the Virginia Apgar Teaching Academy in 2010. In 2013 his past ACCM Fellows persuaded the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) to name him the national Shubin-Weil Master Clinician. During his tenure in at the Department of Anesthesiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Dr. Sladen served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS); President of the Association of Anesthesiology Subspecialty Program Directors (AASPD); President of the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA), which in 2009 awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award; and a Director on the Board of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology (SCA), which in 2018 awarded him its Distinguished Service Award.

    At the end of 2015, Dr. Sladen retired from clinical practice at CUMC with the title of Allen Hyman Professor Emeritus of Critical Care Anesthesiology. He has continued to be actively engaged in teaching, clinical research, and academic work at Columbia.

    Updated June 30, 2023


  • Robert Knepper, DDS, held the position as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics, College of Dental Medicine, Columbia University.

    Dr. Knepper attended Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, majoring in chemistry. He received two National Science Foundation grants for analytical chemistry research, was elected to Sigma Xi, and was awarded the Bachelors of Science.

    He then enrolled in Columbia University College of Dental Medicine completing the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1974. He participated in the fourth year Seniors Honor program pursuing a pharmacological research project in pulmonary enzymes and their role in blood pressure. At graduation, he was the first recipient of the Bartelstone Award in Pharmacology from Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Pharmacology.

    After graduation and receiving licensure in Dentistry, he was appointed Director of Dental Services at South Brooklyn Health Center where he was involved in health care administration as well as delivering dental health care to community residents. At that time, he was Assistant Professor of Community Health, College of Dental Medicine, Columbia University, and Assistant Professor at St. John’s University teaching “Introduction to Medical Theory and Practice.”

    He returned to Columbia for post-doctorate training in the specialty of periodontics, receiving the Certificate in Periodontology and became Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontics, teaching both undergraduate dental students and post-doctoral residents. He taught oral and periodontal surgery, sedation anesthesiology, and introductory ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support).

    Dr Knepper was awarded the certification of Diplomate from the American Board of Periodontology.

    He was a private practitioner of periodontics in Astoria, Queens for over thirty-five years where he was regarded as a competent, concerned, and compassionate provider of oral surgical, and dental implant therapy. He achieved advanced licensure in Oral and Intravenous Sedation, that complemented his interest in medicine, and anesthesiology.

    In retirement, Dr. Knepper developed his artistic avocation of oil painting. Although his landscapes and seascapes have been awarded several prizes from the National Art League, he is now exploring and enjoying the challenge abstract expressionist painting.

    Updated May 30, 2024

  • Robert Pollack, Emeritus Professor of Biological Sciences, graduated from Columbia College in 1961 and joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1978. His laboratory research focused on the potential clinical utility of his discovery of that cancer cells were capable of stable reversion from the oncogenic phenotype (see Pollack et al. 1968, PNAS).  Other laboratories have begun to apply his discovery to the development of novel forms of cancer chemotherapy. As a result, his early research continues to be referenced in research articles (see Joo et al. 2023, Advanced Science).

    He was a Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Howard Green at NYU Medical Center from 1966–1969; a research scientist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1969–70; a senior scientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory from 1970 to 1975; and an associate professor of microbiology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook from 1975 until he joined the faculty of the Biological Sciences Department as a Professor in 1978.

    In 1982 he became the first Jewish Dean of an Ivy College, when he was chosen to be the twelfth Dean of Columbia College.  As Dean, he oversaw the successful transition of Columbia College to a full coeducation while also increasing the diversity of the College through fundraising to support a full financial aid policy.

    He stepped down and returned to his laboratory and his Professorship in 1989. His teaching focused on the application of knowledge of the natural world to problems that require decisions that cannot be based solely on such data-driven knowledge. Beginning in the late 1990s, he set aside lab work in order to write a series of books (see Signs of Life, The Missing Moment, and The Faith of Biology and the Biology of Faith).

    In 2010 he became the fifth Director of the University Seminars, and in 2016 he established the Research Cluster on Science and Society within the Columbia University Center for Science and Society

    As an Emeritus Professor, he remains active as an author and an advisor to students in the RCSS, as well as continuing to co-chair the University Seminar on Science and Subjectivity, and he continues to learn from his colleagues of all ages. He may be reached at [email protected].

    Updated August 11, 2023

  • Robert C. Basner, MD, is a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and is board-certified in sleep medicine, internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine. He is professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Dr. Basner also serves as director of the Cardiopulmonary Sleep and Ventilatory Disorders Center, the Pulmonary Function Laboratory and the Sleep Medicine Program; medical director of the exercise laboratory and the Cecily and Robert Harris Pulmonary Diagnostics Center; and pulmonary consultant to the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Research Center at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

    Dr. Basner is internationally recognized for his research and clinical treatment of sleep illness. He completed his fellowship in the respiratory division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and his residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Dr. Basner earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

    Updated June 29, 2023

  • Robert Thurman held the first endowed chair in Buddhist Studies in the West, the Jey Tsong Khapa Chair in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, before retiring in June of 2019. Educated at Philips Exeter and Harvard, he then studied Tibet, Tibetan Buddhism, and Asian languages and histories for fifty years with many teachers, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama (C. U. Ph.D., hc, 1989). He has written substantial scholarly works, founding and editing a new series, the Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences, through the American Institute of Buddhist Studies, the Columbia University Press, and Wisdom Publications. He also writes popular books, lecturing all over the world in the "public intellectual" tradition, with special concern for ethics and human rights in general, and the preservation of the endangered Tibetan culture and people in particular—to fulfill this last concern he co-founded and continues to serve the educational nonprofit, Tibet House US. He has also received “leadership training” in Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, and often lectures to motivate people to rise to the challenge of today’s climate crisis. His main academic interest continues to be the Indo-Tibetan philosophical, scientific, and psychological traditions and their history, with a view to their all-too-little-known relevance to critical contemporary currents of thought in philosophy, science and spirituality, especially concerning the undeniable role of mind in nature. He recently received the Padma Shri Award from the President of India for helping to restore greater awareness of the contribution of the Sanskrit Buddhist arts and sciences to India’s classical civilization.




    Last updated May 3, 2021

  • Rick Fairbanks has made major scientific contributions to a diverse range of ocean science topics including (1) sea-level history, (2) deepwater circulation, (3) plankton ecology and chemistry, (4) tracer oceanography, especially coastal waters, (5) ENSO/monsoon reconstructions on long time scales, and (6) mass spectrometry design and automation.

    Fairbanks is undoubtedly best known for his ‘scientific home run’ on Barbados. After spending several years on offshore drill design, prototyping, and field-testing, Fairbanks set out for Barbados to core the drowned Pleistocene reefs. Equipped with 200 tons of drill equipment he installed on a chartered Navy missile-test ship, Fairbanks and crew recovered the Rosetta Stones of Pleistocene studies. The science achievements first published by Fairbanks and his students were three-fold. First, they measured the most detailed and accurate sea-level record documenting the demise of the last ice age and identified key amplifiers of climate change. Second, they calibrated the radiocarbon dating method via the uranium nuclides and identified long-term change in the Earth’s magnetic field intensity. Third, they measured major changes in the sea surface temperature in the tropics over the past 30,000 years, breaking a long-standing paradigm on the constancy of tropical sea surface temperatures.

    Published in a series of Science and Nature articles with his students and postdocs, the results had major scientific impacts over a range of scientific disciplines. For example, the Barbados sea-level record is the most complete sea-level record available, and as a result of its uranium-series dating accuracy, the pulsed nature of sea-level change has been documented. The calibration of the radiocarbon timescale led to the discovery that the carbon14 clock was offset by more than 5,000 years approximately 25,000 years ago, impacting many results and debates in Pleistocene research. These findings contribute to our understanding of the Earth’s magnetic field, cosmic ray production rates, rates of human evolution, and climate change. An equally startling finding showed that the tropics varied by 5°C, a finding quite relevant to global warming concerns today.

    One of the early pioneers in the study of deepwater circulation, Fairbanks and his students used geochemical tracers to document modulations of North Atlantic Deep Water (NADW) in the Pleistocene. Using stable isotope and trace element proxies of deepwater temperature and nutrients, Fairbanks and his students studied the world’s oceans, with a unique emphasis on the Southern Ocean, a key region to monitor net changes in the NADW production. They were the first to document the important role of air–sea exchange in modifying the carbon isotope chemistry of surface and intermediate waters. Many of these former students are now recognized as world leaders in the field of deepwater circulation research.

    Over much of his career, Fairbanks has worked with biologists Peter Wiebe, Alan Be, and Sharon Smith to study the vertical distribution and isotope and trace element chemistry of marine plankton from the equator to the polar regions. Fairbanks and his colleagues unraveled the processes controlling the vertical distribution and chemistry of planktonic foraminifera, arguably the most important microfossil group in deepsea studies. In particular, the role of the chlorophyll maximum zone in dictating the vertical distribution, abundance, and skeletal chemistry is a fundamental finding that ties foraminifera abundance and chemistry to predictable hydrographic gradients. These findings, in cooperation with graduate student Christina Ravelo and George Philander at Princeton, were elegantly incorporated into an ecological and ocean model that was used to predict the hydrography of ancient oceans.

    Some know Fairbanks best through his research on the origin of coastal waters and his use of the oxygen and hydrogen isotope tracers of the water molecule. Combining ‘quiet’ electronics and computer automation of his design, Fairbanks was the first to achieve high-precision automated isotopic analysis of the water molecule. Initially credited with documenting the Labrador sources of New England coastal waters, Fairbanks and colleagues are actively involved in applying the isotope tracer technique to coastal waters ranging from the Arctic to the Antarctic.

    In 1978, Fairbanks and Richard Dodge demonstrated for the first time that long-lived coral skeletons could be sampled at biweekly resolution for temperature, salinity, and incident radiation reconstructions. Their results were confirmed by many investigators around the world and led to one of the most rapidly growing fields of paleoceanography: ocean/climate reconstructions via geochemical proxies in corals. In particular, studies of ENSO and the Asian monsoon climate systems have made great gains using these methods pioneered by Fairbanks and Dodge more than 20 years ago.

    Fairbanks’s strength in engineering has greatly contributed to his scientific accomplishments in the lab and at sea. Fairbanks’s mass spectrometry automation designs are found in hundreds of laboratories around the world, substantially improving the data quality and the productivity of many mass spectrometry laboratories.

    Fairbanks has served our community through editorial boards at Science, Paleoceanography, and Geological Society of America Bulletin and countless administrative boards and commissions nationally and at Lamont-Doherty and Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and a recipient of the Rosenstiel Medal. Through all this, he has somehow remained extremely involved in civic activities in his neighborhood and town and on the state and federal level.

    —PETER EISENBERGER, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Columbia University, Palisades, New York

    Updated June 29, 2023

  • Richard Wald is Fred W. Friendly Professor of Professional Practice in Media Society Emeritus. Prof. Wald was born on 110th St in Manhattan; went to high school on 15th St.; went to college and graduate school on 116th St; left the island briefly to go to college in England; worked for the Herald Tribune on 41st St.; Whitney Communications on 49th St.; NBC News on 48th St.; ABC News on 66th St. and now works on 116th St. He left the island as a foreign correspondent for four years and for brief sojourns in Washington at The Washington Post and in Los Angeles for the Times-Mirror corporation and now travels occasionally for the Knight Fellowships in Stanford and the Federation of American Scientists in Washington.


    Last updated August 13, 2020

  • Richard Bulliet specializes in Middle Eastern history, the social and institutional history of Islamic countries, and the history of technology.


    Ph.D. – Harvard University, 1967
    MA – Harvard University, 1964
    BA – Harvard University, 1962

    • Phi Beta Kappa, 1962
    • NDFL Fellowships (for Arabic and Turkish), 1962–1965
    • Honorary Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1962
    • Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship, 1965–66
    • Fulbright-Hays Fellowship, 1965–66
    • Guggenheim Fellow, 1975–76
    • Dexter Prize of the Society for the History of Technology for The Camel and the Wheel, 1977
    • American-Indian Commission Fellowship, 1990

    • Member, Board of Trustees, Columbia University Press
    • Trustee, ILEX Foundation

    Non-fiction Books

    Cotton, Climate, and Camels in Early Islamic Iran: A Moment in History
    Hunters, Herders, and Hamburgers

    The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization
    The Columbia History of the Twentieth Century
    The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History
    The Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East
    Under Siege: Islam and Democracy
    Islam: The View from the Edge
    Conversion to Islam in the Medieval Period: An Essay in Quantitative History
    The Camel and the Wheel
    The Patricians of Nishapur: A Study in Medieval Islamic Social History

    Fiction Books

    The One-Donkey Solution
    The Sufi Fiddle
    The Gulf Scenario
    The Tomb of the Twelfth Imam
    Kicked to Death by a Camel

    Scholarly Articles

    “Iran between East and West,” Journal of International Affairs, 60:2 (2007), 1–14.

    “Conversion-based Partronage and Onomastic Evidence,” in Patronate and Patronage in Early and Classical Islam, eds. Monique Bernards and John Nawas, Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2005, 246–62.

    “Women and the Urban Religious Elite in the Pre-Mongol Period,” Guity Nashat and Lois Beck, eds., Women in Iran from the Rise of Islam to 1800, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003.

    “The Crisis of Authority in Islam,” Wilson Quarterly, Winter 2002.

    “Economic Systems and Technologies” and “Communication and Transport” in M. E. Bakhit, et al. Eds., History of Humanity: Scientific and Cultural Development. Volume IV, From the Seventh to the Sixteenth Century, Paris and London: UNESCO and Routledge, 2000, 71–83, 84–95.

    “Twenty Years of Islamic Politics,” the Middle East Journal, 53/2 (Spring 1999), pp. 189–200.

    “Themes, Conjunctures, and Comparisons,” in Heidi Roupp, ed., Teaching World History: A Resource Book, Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1997, pp. 94–109.

    “Day After Tomorrow: The Future of Islamic Movements,” Harvard International Review XIX/2 (Spring 1997), pp. 34–37, 66–67.

    “Themes, Conjunctures, and Comparisons,” in Heidi Roupp, ed., Teaching World History: A Resource Book, Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1997, pp. 94–109.

    “The Individual in Islamic Society,” in Irene Bloom et. al, eds., Religious Diversity and Human Rights, New York: Columbia University Press, 1996, pp. 175–191.

    “Islamic World to 1500,” in Mary Beth Norton and Pamela Gerardi, eds., The American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature, 3d ed., New York: Oxford University Press, 1995, vol. 1, pp. 498–526.

    “Of Encyclopedias and the End of a World,” Biblion. The Bulletin of The New York Public Library, 3/1 (Fall 1994), 49–58.

    “Orientalism and Medieval Islamic Studies,” in John Van Engen, ed., The Past and Future of Medieval Studies, Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1994.

    Updated June 29, 2023


  • I am a former Director of Graduate Studies of the Department of Pharmacology and Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs at the Medical Center. As such, I have a long standing and continuing interest in biomedical graduate education. I also have benefitted from having many talented graduate students and postdoctoral fellows pursue research in my laboratory, studying various aspects of cardiac automaticity.

    Over several decades, my laboratory explored the regulation of cardiac ion channels and their autonomic signaling, initially with respect to post-natal development and subsequently with respect to cardiac disease. This research was largely carried out on cardiac cell cultures or isolated single cells. By studying both native cardiac channels and recombinant channels over-expressed in myocytes we explored the molecular mechanisms that control channel function within the heart cell and the impact of development and disease on these mechanisms. We also took advantage of transgenic animals in which selected signaling elements had been disrupted or altered.

    We identified age-dependent differences in the function and expression of several cardiac ionic channels (including INa, ICa,L and If), and also differences in autonomic signal transduction cascades (including α- and β-adrenergic and cholinergic) that modulate these and other ionic channels in the heart. We further found (by employing cardiac-nerve co-cultures) that neurons exert a trophic influence to modify heart cell development that can account for some of the age-dependent effects on ion channel function and the cardiac cell's response to autonomic agonists. Both neurally released peptides (e.g. NPY) and more familiar neurotransmitters (e.g. norepinephrine) can serve as developmental factors.

    Our increasing understanding of the factors that regulate channel function within the heart cell allowed us to develop genetic therapies in which selected channels are over-expressed in the in situ heart, either within the myocytes or in stem cells that then couple to the myocytes, for the purpose of regulating cardiac rhythm. These efforts resulted in proof-of-concept studies creating a biological pacemaker to augment or replace current electronic pacemakers and enhancing conduction to disrupt reentrant arrhythmias associated with myocardial infarction.

    Selected Reviews Highlighting Research

    Baruscotti M, Robinson RB: Electrophysiology and pacemaker function of the developing sinoatrial node. Am J Physiol 293:H2613-H2623, 2007. PMID: 17827259-free access

    Protas L, Robinson RB: Dissecting the NPY signaling cascade between cardiac sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves. J Mol Cell Cardiol 44: 470-472, 2008.

    Boink GJ, Robinson RB: Gene therapy for restoring heart rhythm. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 19(5):426-438, 2014. PMID: 24742766

    Barbuti A, Robinson RB: Stem cell-derived nodal-like cardiomyocytes as a novel pharmacologic tool: insights from sinoatrial node development and function. Pharmacol Rev 67(2):368-388, 2015. PMID: 25733770

    Rosen MR, Binah O, Brink PR, Robinson RB, Cohen IS: Gene therapy and biological pacing. In: Cardiac Electrophysiology from Cell to Bedside. 7th edition, chapter 26. DP Zipes and J Jalife (eds), Philadelphia PA Saunders Elsevier, 2017.

    Last updated August 3, 2020




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    Last Updated June 5, 2020

  • Dr. Farris is Professor Emeritus of Clinical Ophthalmology and retired since January 2019 as Attending Physician and Special Lecturer of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University. Dr. Farris was Director of Ophthalmology at Harlem Hospital from October 1972 until January 2016.

    Dr. Farris developed expertise in dry eye management as a result of the National Eye Institute and Research to Prevent Blindness sponsored research in the corneal effects of contact lens wear and tears. Dr. Farris is past President of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists.


    Last Updated June 23, 2020

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    Last updated August 17, 2020

  • Philip O. Alderson is James Picker Professor Emeritus of Radiology. Prior to his retirement he held various positions at the Columbia University Medical Center including Chairman of the Department of Radiology (1988-2008) and Director of Radiology. He was Chair of the Columbia Eastside Board of Directors (1990- 95) and President of the New York Presbyterian Medical Board (2005-06). He also was associated with Columbia’s main campus Department of Biomedical Engineering (1996-2008).

    Before joining Columbia University, Alderson was a faculty member from 1975 to 1980 at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, starting as a part-time instructor and completing his career there as an associate professor of radiology and environmental health sciences.

    He served as a major in the U.S. Air Force, conducting research for the Defense Nuclear Agency at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute. Prior to that, Alderson was an instructor in radiology at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis.

    Alderson is a graduate of Washington University and Washington University School of Medicine.

    Alderson's past work focused on applications of radioactive tracers to cardiac and pulmonary disorders. Current interests include uses of artificial intelligence in healthcare including applications of clinical genomics for precision medicine. He is former President of the Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments, the Association of University Radiologists, the Association of Residency Program Directors in Radiology, the Academy of Radiology Research, the Fleischner Society, the American Roentgen Ray Society and the American Board of Radiology. He is a former Vice-President of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and served on the Advisory Council of the NIH—National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. He also served on the NIH Council of Councils and as Chair of the Advisory Committee on Medical Uses of Isotopes of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (2015 - 2018).

    Alderson served as Dean of the School of Medicine (2008-16) and Vice-President for Medical Affairs at Saint Louis University in St Louis, MO. He was on sabbatical at the NIH (January- June, 2017) in a research computing division of the National Library of Medicine and subsequently returned to Saint Louis University (SLU)as Dean Emeritus. Since his return he has taught a first year medical student elective course in “Understanding Genomics and Artificial Intelligence for Precision Medicine “and serves on the medical school Admissions Committee . He also serves on the Executive Committee of Casa de Salud St Louis, a not for profit provider of healthcare and mental health services for immigrants to the St Louis region. He serves currently (2020 - ) as Chair of the Casa de Salud Board of Directors.

    Last updated May 10, 2021

  • Philip Kitcher is John Dewey Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Columbia University. He received his B.A. from Cambridge University and his Ph.D. from Princeton. Before coming to Columbia, he has taught at the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Minnesota. Prof. Kitcher is the author of books on topics ranging from the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of biology, the growth of science, the role of science in society, naturalistic ethics, pragmatism, Wagner’s Ring, Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, and Mann’s Death in Venice. He has been President of the American Philosophical Association (Pacific Division) and Editor-in-Chief of Philosophy of Science. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Prof. Kitcher was also the first recipient of the Prometheus Prize, awarded by the American Philosophical Association for work in expanding the frontiers of Science and Philosophy. He has been named a “Friend of Darwin” by the National Committee on Science Education and received a Lannan Foundation Notable Book Award for Living with Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith. He has been a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, where he was partially supported by a prize from the Humboldt Foundation, and in the autumn of 2015 he was the Daimler Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. Prof. Kitcher’s most recent books are Life After Faith: The Case for Secular Humanism (Yale University Press, 2014), and The Seasons Alter: How to Save our Planet in Six Acts, co-authored with Evelyn Fox Keller (W.W. Norton, 2017). He is currently at work on a systematic version of Deweyan pragmatism, tentatively entitled Progress, Truth, and Values, and is a member of the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Advisory Committee.

    Early in his career, Prof. Kitcher was primarily interested in philosophy of mathematics and general philosophy of science. During the late 1970s, he became very concerned with the philosophy of biology. That concern led him to investigate not only conceptual and methodological issues in biology, but also questions about the relations of biological research to society and politics. During the 1990s, Prof. Kitcher’s interests broadened further to embrace the role of scientific inquiry in democratic societies. Since coming to Columbia, that line of investigation has been further elaborated in relation to pragmatism (especially William James and John Dewey). Part of this work advances a program for naturalistic ethics (one he takes to be Deweyan in spirit). He has also developed a program of research in philosophical themes in literature and music, focusing so far on Joyce and Wagner, and, in a recent book, on Thomas Mann and Mahler. Following Dewey, Prof. Kitcher believes in the need for a reconstruction of philosophy (so that it will not be a “sentimental indulgence for the few”), and he worries about the increasing narrowness and professionalization of academic philosophy.

    • Ph.D., Princeton University (1974)
    • Honorary Doctorate from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam (2013)

    Last updated December 23, 2022

  • Professor Peter Holt graduated MB BS (Honours) and later MD in 1954 from the London Hospital Medical College of the University of London, came to the USA in 1957 and after 2 years of Residency  did a 2 ½ year Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He then came to St. Luke’s Hospital Center and later St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center as Chief of Gastroenterology, a position he held for 39 years. From 1966 to 1975 he was the PI of Columbia’s NIH Training Program in Gastroenterology. He stepped down from his position as chief of gastroenterology and the professorship of Medicine in 2000 when he became Emeritus.

    He was head of the clinical research program of the American Health Foundation from 2000 until 2005. He started bringing research subjects to the Rockefeller University in 2003 as an adjunct research associate and joined the full time faculty there in 2007.

    His research interest throughout his career focused on the physiology and pathophysiology of gut epithelial cells and trained 106 fellows in gastroenterology.

    Last Updated: March 18, 2020

  • Peter Pazzaglini received his Ph.D. with distinction in medieval legal history from Columbia University. As a Senior Scholar at the Heyman Center for the Humanities, Adjunct Professor of History, and Special Lecturer in the Core, he has taught Contemporary Civilization for many years as well as Colloquia for the Friends of the Heyman Center. He has been consistently rated among the top University instructors.

    For over a decade, he was a consultant in medieval legal history to the Library of Congress.  In addition, he worked as a Canon Law Fellow for the Vatican Library Project at the School of Law of the University of California, Berkeley, and as an instructor at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire.

    His publications include a book on the use of the criminal ban in thirteenth-century Siena, Italy, a guide to consilia, or printed editions of medieval European legal briefs, in the United States, which has now become a standard reference work on the subject for law school libraries internationally, and a study of the comparable practices of medieval imprisonment. He also contributed to a multi-volume catalogue of Canon and Roman Law manuscripts in the Vatican Library. His current book projects include a new manuscript edition of the 1420 Treaty of Troyes, a discourse on the social contract, and a collection of open letters to his students on core topics such as suffering, friendship, wisdom, the fool, and self-knowledge.  He holds a U.S. Copyright on an innovative academic website used as a pilot in core programs.

    Awards include Distinguished Service to the Core at Columbia, Phi Beta Kappa, Fulbright, National Endowment, and Woodrow Wilson Fellowships. He has reviewed for NEH, acted as a trustee of the Stonewall Community Foundation, and served as an academic interpreter at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. At present, he is on the Advisory Boards of Community Impact, the Heyman Center Colloquia Series, and the Center for Capitalism and Society at Columbia University.

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-pazzaglini-ab745b30/.

    Last updated April 13, 2021

  • Peter L. Strauss is the Betts Professor of Law Emeritus at Columbia Law School.  He joined the faculty in 1971, twice served as vice dean, and became emeritus July 1, 2017.  He has long been teaching courses in administrative law, legal methods, and legislation; as emeritus, he has been teaching legal methods I and the required elective on Legislation and Regulation, and in the spring of 2020 created and taught the new course in Advanced Administrative Law.

    He received his LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1964 and his A.B. from Harvard College in 1961. Before joining the Law School, he clerked for David L. Bazelon and William J. Brennan in Washington, D.C.; spent two years lecturing on criminal law in the national university of Ethiopia; and three years as an attorney in the Office of the Solicitor General, briefing and arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. During 1975 to 1977, Strauss was on leave from Columbia as the first general counsel of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    In 1987, the American Bar Association's section of administrative law and regulatory practice presented Strauss with its third annual award for distinguished scholarship in administrative law. From 1992 to 1993, he served as chair of the section. He has been a reporter for rulemaking on its APA and European Union administrative law projects, and was a member of its E-Rulemaking task force. In 2008, the American Constitution Society awarded him the first Richard Cudahy prize for his essay “Overseer or 'The Decider'? The President in Administrative Law.”

    Noted for writings introducing foreign lawyers to American public law, Strauss has been a visitor on the law faculties of Addis Ababa University, the University of Buenos Aires, European University Institute, Harvard University, Hong Kong University, La Sapienza (Rome), Ludwig Maximillians University (Munich), the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law, McGill University, New York University, the Sorbonne (Paris) and Tokyo University, and has lectured widely on American administrative law abroad, including programs in Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, England, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Turkey, and Venezuela. During 2008 to 2009, he was Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European Law Institute and Parsons Fellow at the University of Sydney Law School.

    A life member of the American Law Institute, in 2010 Strauss was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He has also long been a faculty member on the board of the Law School's Public Interest Law Foundation.


    • LL.B., Yale Law School, 1964
    • A.B., Harvard College, 1961

    Areas of Expertise

    • Administrative law
    • Legal methods
    • Legislation
    • The regulatory and administrative state

    Activities and Affiliations

    • Chair, 1992–1993; Co-Reporter on Rulemaking for project on American administrative law, 2000–2001; Co-Reporter on Rulemaking in the European Union, 2004–present, American Bar Association's section of administrative law and regulatory practice
    • American Law Institute
    • Editor, Social Sciences Research Network Administrative Law Abstracts
    • Board Member, Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
    • Members consultative group, Ethics project, American Law Institute
    • Public Member or Senior Conference Fellow, Administrative Conference of the United States (from 1982)
    • Editorial Advisory Board, Lexis Electronic Authors Press
    • Consultations with Chinese Office of Legislative Affairs and Chinese legal scholars, in China and the United States on draft Chinese laws concerning aspects of administrative procedure, under auspices of the Asia Foundation and of the Yale Center on Chinese Law, concerning proposed Chinese Law on Licensing, 2000–present

    Honors and Awards

    • Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2010
    • Richard D. Cudahy Prize for scholarship on Regulatory and Administrative Law, American Constitution Society, 2008
    • Scholar in Residence, Rockefeller Conference Center, Bellagio Italy, 1994 and 2005
    • Third annual award for distinguished scholar­ship in admin­is­tra­tive law, ABA sec­tion of admin­istra­tive law and regu­lato­ry prac­tice, ­­1987
    • Distinguished Service Award, US NRC, 1977
    • John Marshall Award for excellence in Appel­late Advoca­cy, U.S. Department of Justice, 1970


    • Gellhorn and Byse's Administrative Law, Cases and Comments, Foundation Press, (with Teachers’ Manuals, and occasional Supplements), 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th editions, 1979, 1986, 1995, 2003, 2011
    • Administrative Justice in the United States, Carolina Academic Press, 1989, 2002, 2016
    • Legal Methods: Understanding and Using Cases and Statutes, Foundation Press, 2005, 2008, 2014
    • The Law of the Kings, An English translation, (Strauss, ed., A. Paulos trans., Fetha Negast), Addis Ababa, Haile Selassie I University Press, 1968, republished with additional materials, Carolina Academic Press 2008
    • “Citizens to Preserve Overton Park v. Volpe – of Politics and Law, Young Lawyers and the Highway Goliath in Administrative Law Stories,” (Strauss ed.), 2006
    • “Private Standards Organizations and Public Law,” 22 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 497, 2013
    • “‘Deference’ is too Confusing – Let’s Call Them ‘Chevron Space’ and ‘Skidmore Weight,’” 112 Columbia Law Review 1143, 2012
    • “Overseer or ‘The Decider’ – The President in Administrative Law,” 75 George Washington Law Review 695, 2007, (Richard D. Cudahy Prize Essay, 2008)
    • “Rulemaking in the Ages of Globalization and Information: What America Can Learn From Europe, and Vice Versa,” 12 Columbia Journal of European Law 645, 2006
    • “Courts or Tribunals? Federal Courts and the Common Law,” 53 Alabama Law Review 891, 2002
    • “The Rulemaking Continuum,” 41 Duke Law Journal, 1463, 1992
    • “When The Judge is not the Primary Official With Responsibility to Read: Agency Interpretation and the Problem of Legislative History,” 66 Chicago-Kent Law Review 321, 1992
    • “One Hundred Fifty Cases Per Year: Some Implications of the Supreme Court's Limited Resources for Judicial Review of Agency Action,” 87 Columbia Law Review 1093, 1987
    • “The Place of Agencies in Government: Separation of Powers and the Fourth Branch,” 84 Columbia Law Review 573 1984, (ABA Administrative Law Section award, 1985)
    • “Review, Beyond the Best Interests of the Child,” (with J. Strauss), 74 Columbia Law Review 996, 1974


    SSRN author page: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=48184


    Last Updated May 5, 2020

  • BA, City University of New York, Queens College, 1959;

    BS, Columbia, 1959; PhD, 1964

    Joined Columbia Business School in 1976


    Peter Kolesar is Professor Emeritus, member of the Columbia Water Center and Special Lecturer for Decision, Risk, and Operations at Columbia Business School. Kolesar studies quality management and statistical quality control as well as applications of operations research and statistics to the management of production and service systems. His research includes modeling of service systems with random cyclic customer demand patterns, accelerating the implementation of total quality management systems and optimizing credit–screening procedures. He was awarded the 1975 Lanchester Prize — the highest award in operations research — for work on the deployment of police and fire departments and for contributions to the design of the New York City Fire Department’s Computerized Control System. His algorithm for relocating fire engines in severe emergencies was used to great effect during the 9/11 World Trade Center crisis. His recent award-winning research laid the foundation for the water release rules for New York City’s Delaware River dams, which provide half of the City’s drinking water. Professor Kolesar was twice an examiner for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, and is an associate editor for Interfaces and the Quality Management Journal. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, of the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science and a Distinguished Fellow of the Operations Management Society.  Professor Kolesar was a senior researcher at the RAND corporation and on the faculties of the Imperial College, London and of the Université de Montréal. He is also a consultant to numerous firms and government agencies. His nature phonographs has been exhibited widely.



    Journal articles

    Juran's lectures to Japanese executives in 1954: A perspective and some contemporary lessons In The Quality Management Journal (2008)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar

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    Coping with time-varying demand when setting staffing requirements for a service system In Production and Operations Management (2007)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar, Ward Whitt

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    Improving emergency responsiveness with management science In Management Science (2004)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar

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    An improved heuristic for staffing telephone call centers with limited operating hours In Production and Operations Management (2003)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar, João Soares

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    Improving the SIPP approach for staffing service systems that have cyclic demands In Operations Research (2001)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar, João Soares

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    A note on approximating peak congestion in Mt/G/∞ queues with sinusoidal arrivals In Management Science (1998)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar

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    Insights on service system design from a normal approximation to Erlang's delay formula In Production and Operations Management (1998)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar, Linda Green

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    Creating Customer Value through Industrialized Intimacy In <a href="http://www.strategy-business.com/">strategy + business</a> (1998)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar, Garrett van Ryzin, Wayne Cutler

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    A note on the convexity of service-level measures of the (r, q) system In Management Science (1998)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar, Hongtao Zhang

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    The lagged PSA for estimating peak congestion in multiserver Markovian queues with periodic arrival rates In Management Science (1997)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar

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    Partial quality management: An essay In Production and Operations Management (1995)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar

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    On the accuracy of the simple peak hour approximation for Markovian queues In Management Science (1995)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar

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    The relevance of research on statistical process control to the total quality movement In Journal of Engineering and Technology Management (1993)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar

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    Vision, Values, Milestones: Paul O'Neill Starts Total Quality at Alcoa In California Management Review (1993)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar

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    The pointwise stationary approximation for queues with nonstationary arrivals In Management Science (1991)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar

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    Some effects of nonstationarity on multiserver Markovian queueing systems In Operations Research (1991)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar, Antony Svoronos

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    Testing the validity of a queueing model of police patrol In Management Science (1989)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar

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    On the validity and utility of queueing models of human service systems In Annals of Operations Research (1987)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar

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    A robust credit screening model using categorical data In Management Science (1985)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar, Janet Showers

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    The feasibility of one-officer patrol in New York City In Management Science (1984)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar

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    Using simulation to develop and validate analytic models: Some case studies In Operations Research (1978)
    Coauthor(s): Edward Ignall, Peter Kolesar, Warren Walker

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    Improving the deployment of New York City fire companies In Interfaces (1975)
    Coauthor(s): Edward Ignall, Peter Kolesar, Arthur Swersey, Warren Walker, Edward Blum, Grace Carter, Homer Bishop

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    A queueing-linear programming approach to scheduling police patrol cars In Operations Research (1975)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar, Kenneth Rider, Thomas Crabill, Warren Walker

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    Determining the relation between fire engine travel times and travel distances in New York City In Operations Research (1975)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar, Warren Walker, John Hausner

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    Comments on a blood-bank inventory model of Pegels and Jelmert In Operations Research (1973)
    Coauthor(s): John Jennings, Peter Kolesar

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    A remark on the computation of optimum media schedules In Operational Research Quarterly (1968)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar

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    A branch and bound algorithm for the knapsack problem In Management Science (1967)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar

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    Linear programming and the reliability of multicomponent systems In Naval Research Logistics Quarterly (1967)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar

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    Breaking the Deadlock:  Improving Water Release Policies on the Delaware River through Operations Research”, with J. Serio,  Interfaces, January, 2011

    " A Simple Model of Optimal Clearance of Improvised Explosive Devices ",  with D. Stimpson, K. Leister and F. Woodaman,  Annals of Operations Research, Spring 2012 

    An Environmental Perspective on the Water Management Policies of the Upper Delaware River Basin, with A Ravindranath and Naresh Devineni, Water Policy Journal, Jan 2016 1-21 


    Scientific quality management and management science In Handbooks in Operations Research and Management Science (1993)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar

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    Finalists for the 2010 Franz Edelman Award Announced In Edelman Gala Program Book (2010)
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    Last updated June 26, 2020

  • Dr. Peter D. Esser is a past president of the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine and a member of the Nuclear Accreditation Committee of the American College of Radiology. Dr. Esser is a board certified medical physicist with extensive experience in Nuclear Medicine and PET. With research interests that emphasize image enhancement techniques, he has edited four books and coauthored numerous papers.


    BA, 1961 – Brown University
    MS, 1964 – Adelphi University
    PhD, 1971 – Adelphi University (with Brookhaven National Laboratory)

    Committees, Societies, and Councils
    • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
    • American College of Nuclear Medicine
    • American College of Radiology
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    • Institute for Clinical PET
    • Society of Nuclear Medicine

    Updated June 29, 2023

  • Dr. Peter Messeri is a medical sociologist whose focus includes the organization of health care systems, community interventions to promote healthier communities, tobacco control, and the nature of health and social disparities. He has methodological expertise in the conduct of group randomized designs to evaluate interventions at the community and health systems level as well as methods for assessing causal effects for non-experimental studies. Dr. Messeri is the founding principal investigator of CHAIN project that was initiated in 1994. CHAIN is a longitudinal study of people living with HIV in New York City. After his retirement in 2018, he continues as a senior investigator.

    Dr. Messeri has had a longtime association with the Truth initiative (Formally the American Legacy Foundation).  Dr. Messeri has been involved in the evaluation of its national anti-smoking campaign (Truth), as well as the evaluation of a multi-state initiative to promote youth empowerment in state and local tobacco control programs.

    Other research includes the social ecology of New York City neighborhoods, homelessness and how research evidence informs state legislation on childhood wellbeing.

    Dr. Messeri has published numerous articles on social support, delivery of health services, tobacco control, and substance use. He currently teaches an advanced quantitative methods course as well as a first-year social science theory course for doctoral students.

    Last updated March 24, 2020

  • Penelope Buschman, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

    Penelope Buschman retired from the Columbia University Medical Center as Assistant Professor of Nursing, where she was also the Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program. Prior to directing the program at CUSON, she practiced as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Consultant at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital working in the interface of pediatrics and child psychiatry.

    Last Updated May 4, 2020

  • Paul Richards came to Columbia in 1971 as an assistant professor and had a full-time academic teaching career up until 2008. Since then, he has worked part-time as a “Special Research Scientist” and is currently the Principal Investigator on projects funded by U.S. government agencies.

    In grad school, he studied elastic wave propagation, earthquake physics, and Earth structure. He was fortunate in 1975 to be asked by Kei Aki to co-author a textbook on Quantitative Seismology. The textbook has been translated into Russian, Chinese, and Japanese, is still in print, and has enabled many contacts around the world. His most exciting research was in 1996 when Xiaodong Song and he discovered seismological evidence that the solid inner core of the Earth, in recent decades, has rotated eastwards a few tenths of a degree per year with respect to the mantle and crust. The inner core is roughly the size of the Moon and sixty times nearer to us. For it to be moving at a rate perceptible on human time scales is remarkable. This work was described in a Jeffreys lecture given to the Royal Astronomical Society.

    Prof. Richards chaired the Department of Geological Sciences at Columbia from 1979 to 1983, long before it became the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and part of the Earth Institute. In 1984, he took a national service leave from Columbia to work in Washington for twelve months and joined the unit that wrote President Reagan’s Report to the Congress on Soviet Noncompliance with Arms Control Agreements. It was fascinating in mid-career for him to begin interacting with worlds of which he had known very little—the military, the monitoring agencies, the labs that design and engineer nuclear weapons, the policy agencies, and people on Capitol Hill. He was asked to evaluate claims that the Soviet Union had carried out underground nuclear explosions with yields larger than the 150-kiloton limit specified by the bilateral Threshold Test Ban Treaty. Claims that the U.S.S.R. had tested up to the 400 to 600 kiloton level turned out to be invalid. He has a book chapter on part of this experience, published thirty years later, which delves into ethical issues arising in the development of policies that have a strong technical component.

    In the mid-1990s, during the Clinton administration, he went back to Washington for another year’s national service leave from Columbia and became a small part of the large team that negotiated the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty—an experience that, for him, included formally presenting in Geneva the position of the United States, on ways to manage problems (under a ban on nuclear test explosions) associated with the conduct of large chemical explosions. Since returning to Columbia, he has maintained links with the U.S. Air Force, which leads U.S. efforts in monitoring compliance with nuclear test-ban treaties, with the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and then with the Bureau of Arms Control in the Department of State after the Clinton administration abolished U.S.A.C.D.A. in the late 1990s at the behest of Senator Jesse Helms. He has also worked with the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), which was established in 1996 with headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The CTBTO is an interim organization tasked with building up the verification regime of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) in preparation for the Treaty’s entry into force, as well as promoting the Treaty’s universality. It operates global networks to detect seismic, infrasound, and hydroacoustic signals and to collect radionuclides generated by processes of nuclear fission and fusion. This is a huge operation, requiring hundreds of millions of dollars per year, and is technically more complex than the support for any other arms control treaty, although it is comparable to efforts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency, which supports the Non-Proliferation Treaty. The CTBTO picks up signals from hundreds of earthquakes and chemical explosions every day and plays an important role in the entire process by which national and international agencies join in providing excellent capability to monitor nuclear test explosions. Paul Richards helped initiate international science conferences in Vienna for the CTBTO in 2006, which have been held every two years since 2009.

    Prof. Richards began seismological research in 1965 with a mathematics background from the United Kingdom. As a grad student at the California Institute of Technology, he developed an interest primarily in the theory of seismic wave propagation and then in methods to understand how the recorded shapes of seismic waves are affected by processes of diffraction, attenuation, and scattering. However, over the years based in New York, his work became more and more practical and data-based. Since the 1990s, he has focused on the development of seismological methods to improve monitoring of both earthquakes and explosions. It is remarkable that for more than a hundred years, the main procedures for locating earthquakes and explosions, as used by agencies that publish the location of hundreds of seismic events each day, have seen very little change, even though detection today is far better than it used to be, and methods have become available to make location estimates with precision that is up to a thousand times better than those achieved via the traditional methods.

    In 1987, Columbia University promoted Paul Richards to Mellon Professor of the Natural Sciences, a position funded by the Mellon Foundation to recognize an academic at Columbia who, in middle age, had made a career switch. In practice, he carried on with geophysics research but maintained connections with agencies involved in monitoring compliance with nuclear arms control treaties, specifically nuclear test bans. In 2003, he initiated an undergraduate science course at Columbia called “Weapons of Mass Destruction” that reviewed how these weapons work, what happens to their environment when they are used, how they are made and who has them, and the efforts that have been attempted to bring them under control.

    His work has continued in geophysical research, but more and more he became involved with institutions outside academia. So in 2008, he gave up his professorship. He became a Special Research Scientist at Columbia, but is still able to write proposals and (sometimes) get them funded. Thus, he continues with research and keeps an office at Lamont, but is now freer to travel. He doesn’t sit on admissions committees and doesn’t have formal responsibility for teaching students, although he continued teaching the WMD course through 2013. The responsibility for this course, typically with more than a hundred students, now lies with the Department of Physics, and he gives guest lectures.

    His career has been hugely aided by fellowships from the Sloan and Guggenheim Foundations in the 1970s and from the MacArthur Foundation for five years in the 1980s, which he greatly appreciates.

    Outside his office and home, he is an organist and sings in various choirs, including the Oratorio Society of New York. However, he has given up sailing small boats and wind-surfing for tamer pursuits.


    B.A. in Mathematics, 1965 – Peterhouse, University of Cambridge
    M.S. in Geology, 1966 – California Institute of Technology
    Ph.D. in Geophysics, 1970 – California Institute of Technology

    Honors and Awards
    • Sloan Foundation Fellow (1973–1977) 
    • James B. Macelwane Award (1977, American Geophysical Union) 
    • Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (1977)
    • Guggenheim Foundation Fellow (1977–1978) 
    • MacArthur Foundation Fellow (1981–1986) 
    • Member, Council on Foreign Relations (since 1992) 
    • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1993) 
    • Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar in 2000–2001 
    • Harold Jeffreys Lecturer, Royal Astronomical Society (March 1999) 
    • Leo Szilard Lectureship (2006, American Physical Society, for work on nuclear explosion monitoring) 
    • Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2008) 
    • Harry Fielding Reid Medalist of the Seismological Society of America for 2009 (awarded in 2010) 

    Updated June 28, 2023

  • Before coming to Columbia, Patricia Kitcher taught at the University of Vermont, the University of Minnesota, and the University of California, San Diego. In 2007–2008, she was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin. Although she has worked in both philosophy of psychology and Kant, in recent years, her work has focused on the cognitive psychology of the Critique of Pure Reason. After publishing Kant’s Transcendental Psychology (Oxford) in 1990, and a number of preliminary studies, Prof. Kitcher completed a book-length study of Kant’s account of the subject of cognition, Kant’s Thinker (Oxford, 2011). It opens by situating Kant’s theories in the then contemporary debates about ‘apperception,’ personal identity, and the relations between object cognition and self-consciousness. After laying out in considerable detail Kant’s argument that the distinctive kind of knowledge that humans have requires a unified self-consciousness, Prof. Kitcher considers the implications of his theory for current problems in the philosophy of mind. If Kant is right that rational cognition requires acts of thought that are at least implicitly conscious, then theories of consciousness face a second ‘hard problem’ beyond the familiar difficulties with the qualities of sensations. How is conscious reasoning to be understood? She also argues that current accounts of the self-ascription of belief have great trouble in explaining the case where subjects know their reasons for the belief and offer a ‘new’ Kantian approach to handling this problem. In 1992, Prof. Kitcher published Freud’s Dream: A Complete Interdisciplinary Cognitive Science. Her aim was to explain the strengths and weaknesses of psychoanalysis in part by reference to its inter-disciplinary character. Besides trying to offer a clearer picture of Freud’s achievements and shortcomings, it was also intended as something of a caveat about the dangers of interdisciplinary work in cognitive science. Her next project is a sustained discussion of Kant’s ethics, either a book or a series of articles.


    • B.A., Wellesley (1970)
    • Ph.D., Princeton (1974)

    Selected Publications

    • “Kant on Constructing Causal Representations.” Hugh Clapin, Phillip Staines, and Peter Slezak, eds., Representation inMind: New Approaches to Mental Representation. Elsevier, 2004, 217–36.
    • “Kant’s Argument for the Categorical Imperative.” Noûs XXXVIII, December, 2004, 555–84.
    • “Two Normative Roles for Self-Consciousness in Modern Philosophy.” H. Terrace and J. Metcalfe (eds.), The Missing Link in Cognition; Origins of Self-Knowing Consciousness. Oxford University Press, 2005, 174–87.
    • “What is a Maxim?” Philosophical Topics, vol. 31, nos. 1&2, Spring and Fall 2003 (appeared, April 2005).
    • “Kant’s Philosophy of the Cognitive Mind,” The Cambridge Companion to Kant and Modern Philosophy, Paul Guyer, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2006: 169–202.
    • “Freud’s Interdisciplinary Fiasco” in Andrew Brook, ed., The Prehistory of Cognitive Science, Palgrave: Macmillan, 2007: 230–249.
    • “Kant’s I think,” Recht und Freiden in der Philosophie Kants: Akten des X Kant-Kongress, Rohden, Valerio, et. al., eds., New York, deGruyter, 2008.
    • “The Unity of Kant’s Active Thinker.” Transcendental Philosophy and Naturalism. Joel Smith, ed. Oxford University Press, 2011.
    • Kant’s Transcendental Psychology, New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. Paper edition, 1992.
    • Freud’s Dream: A Complete Interdisciplinary Science of Mind, Cambridge, Mass.: Bradford Books/M.I.T. Press, 1992. Paper edition, 1995.
    • Kant’s Thinker, New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

    Last updated December 22, 2022

  • Nina Steinberg is a retired officer at Columbia University, where she worked as the Department of Genetics and Development Administrator for 21 years.


    Last Updated October 26, 2020


  • Dr. Neville Clynes, MD is a retired Associate Professor at CUMC and Infectious Disease Specialist in New York, NY with over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Stony Brook medical school in 1983. From 1983 until his retirement in 2018 he remained at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital for his residency, fellowship, teaching, and clinical career.

    Last updated November 18, 2022

  • Academic Appointments

    • Mary Dickey Lindsay Professor Emerita of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the Faculty of Nursing

    Credentials & Experience

    Education & Training

    • BS, Nursing, Michigan State University
    • MSN, RN, Nursing, Wayne State University
    • PhD, Physiology - Reproductive Endocrinology, Wayne State School of Medicine
    • Fellowship: University of Michigan Medical School

    Honors & Awards

    • 2018: Selected as a top nurse scientist in menopause research, 25th Anniversary of the journal, Menopause, sept 2018
    • 2017: Lifetime Achievement  Award, Society for Menstrual Cycle Research
    • 2009: Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
    • 2008: National Mentor, Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholars Program, (inaugural year)
    • 2007: Trudy Bush Lectureship, Institute for Women's Health, Virginia Commonwealth U.
    • 2002-2008: Board of Trustees, North American Menopause Society
    • 2001: Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • 1997: Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
    • 1996-1997: IOM/American Academy of Nursing Distinguished Nurse Scholar
    • 1991-1996: Director and PI (NIH U54) National Center for Infertility Research, University of Michigan
    • 1984-2005: Our Bodies, Ourselves. Ch 25 Infertility and Assisted Reproduction (2005); Ch 12 Sexuality and the Menstrual Cycle (1984; 1992; 1996) Simon & Schuster, NY.
    • 1984: Fellow, American Academy of Nursing


    Selected Publications

    • Reame N.K.Toxic Shock Syndrome and Tampons: The Birth of a Movement and Research Vagenda. In:  
      The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Menstruation Studies. C Bobel et al, editors. Ch 51, pp 687-703, 2020. Palgrave MacMillan. Singapore. https://doi-org.ezproxy.cul.columbia.edu/10.1007/978-981-15-0614-7_51 
    • Member, Committee on the Clinical Utility of Treating Patients with Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Therapy.  
      DR Mattison, RM Parker, LM Jackson, eds. A consensus study report. The National Academy of  Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The National Academies Press, Washington DC, July, 2020. https://doi.org/10.17226/25791
    • Reame NK. More promising news (mostly) on manipulating neurokinin B activity as a nonhormonal treatment of hot flashes. Menopause. 2020 Apr;27(4):375-376. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001530. PubMed PMID: 32132443.

    • Schnall R, Jia H, Reame N. Association Between HIV Symptom Burden and Inflammatory Cytokines: An Analysis by Sex and Menopause Stage. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2020 Jan;29(1):119-127. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2019.7749. Epub 2019 Aug 21. PubMed PMID: 31433243; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6983730.

    • Schnall R, Liu J, Reame N. Ecological momentary assessment of HIV versus reproductive health symptoms in women of differing reproductive stages living with HIV. Menopause. 2019 Dec;26(12):1375-1384. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001404. PubMed PMID: 31567866; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6893076.

    • Berent-Spillson A, Kelley AS, Persad CC, Love T, Frey KA, Reame NE, Koeppe R, Zubieta JK, Smith YR. Postmenopausal hormone treatment alters neural pathways but does not improve verbal cognitive function. Menopause. 2018 Dec;25(12):1424-1431. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001157. PubMed PMID: 29994967; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6265072.

    • Reame NE. The legacy of tampon-related toxic shock syndrome: feats, failures and future challenges for women’s health scholars. Women's reproductive health (Philadelphia, Pa.). 2018 December; 5(4):250. doi: 10.1080/23293691.2018.1523118.

    • Schnall R, Jia H, Olender S, Gradilla M, Reame N. In people living with HIV (PLWH), menopause (natural or surgical) contributes to the greater symptom burden in women: results from an online US survey. Menopause. 2018 Jul;25(7):744-752. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001083. PubMed PMID: 29509596; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6014890.

    • Cortés YI, Reame N, Zeana C, Jia H, Ferris DC, Shane E, Yin MT. Cardiovascular Risk in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Postmenopausal Minority Women: Use of the Framingham Risk Score. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Mar;26(3):241-248. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2015.5736. Epub 2016 Sep 9. PubMed PMID: 27611626; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5361765.

    • Loike JD, Reame NE. Mito-mom Conundrum. The Scientist. 2017 January; 31(1):20.

    • Bakken S, Reame N. The Promise and Potential Perils of Big Data for Advancing Symptom Management Research in Populations at Risk for Health Disparities. Annu Rev Nurs Res. 2016;34:247-60. doi: 10.1891/0739-6686.34.247. PubMed PMID: 26673385.

    • Close S, Fennoy I, Smaldone A, Reame N. Phenotype and Adverse Quality of Life in Boys with Klinefelter Syndrome. J Pediatr. 2015 Sep;167(3):650-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.06.037. Epub 2015 Jul 21. PubMed PMID: 26205184; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6721986.

    • Cortés YI, Yin MT, Reame NK. Bone Density and Fractures in HIV-infected Postmenopausal Women: A Systematic Review. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2015 Jul-Aug;26(4):387-98. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2015.03.005. Epub 2015 Apr 3. Review. PubMed PMID: 26066693; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4573531.

    • McCook JG, Bailey BA, Williams SL, Anand S, Reame NE. Differential Contributions of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Manifestations to Psychological Symptoms. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2015 Jul;42(3):383-94. doi: 10.1007/s11414-013-9382-7. PubMed PMID: 24390359

    Last updated August 31, 2020

  • Research Interest

    Memory, Museums, and the Archive



    Research Sub-interest

    Historical Archaeology, Historical Anthropology, Cities, Gender, Race and Ethnicity


    North America


    An historical archaeologist who works in two distinct regions (New York City and the American Southwest), Rothschild has done fieldwork on the Zuni Reservation (seventeenth to nineteenth century), in the Rio Grande Valley (eighteenth century), and in Manhattan, both in a seventeenth century Dutch Colonial settlement and in a nineteenth century African American and Irish village in what is now Central Park. She has also worked with museum collections. Most of her research concerns the expression of social realities in materiality, focusing on gender, ethnicity, race, space/ place, and social class. Her work has considered urban formations, footways as a particular dimension of material culture, the identification of urban subunits. As an historical archaeologist she combines archival materials, spatial organization, and ethnoarchaeological approaches with traditional archaeological methods.


    New York University, Ph.D. in Anthropology, 1975


    2019. Coauthor with Dianna diZerega Wall and Meredith B. Linn. "Constructing Identity in Seneca Village." In Archaeology of Identity and Dissonance: Contexts for a Brave New World, edited by Diane F. George and Bernice Kurchin, 157-180. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

    2013. “Maria and Alida, Two Dutch Women in the English Hudson Valley.” In Tales of Gotham: Historical Archaeology, Ethnohistory and Microhistory in New York City, edited by Meta Janowitz and Diane Dallal, 89-104. New York: Springer.

    2014. Coauthor with Diana diZerega Wall. The Archaeology of American Cities. Gainesville: University of Florida Press.

    2008. “Colonized Bodies: Personal and Social.” In Past Bodies: Body-Centered Research in Archaeology, edited by Dusan Boric and John Robb, 135-144. Oxford: Oxbow Press.

    Additional Titles

    Museum Anthropology Advisor

    Research Professor, Barnard College

    Professor Emerita


    Last Updated September 9, 2020

  • Mischa Schwartz is the Charles Batchelor Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, where he was the founding Director (in 1985) of the NSF-sponsored Center for Telecommunications Research (CTR). He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the AAAS, and a Fellow of the International Engineering Consortium. He is also a member of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), a Past President of the IEEE Communications Society, and a former Director of the IEEE. His publications include 10 books and over 180 papers in communication theory and systems, signal processing, wireless systems, computer communication networks, and the history of communications. The awards he has received include the IEEE Education Medal and the Columbia Great Teacher Award, both awarded in 1983, a citation by the IEEE in 1984 as one of the all-time best educators, the Cooper Union Gano Dunn Medal for contributions to technology, IEEE Edwin Armstrong Award for contributions to communication technology, NYC Mayor’s Award for excellence in technology, Eta Kappa Nu Eminent Member award, the 2003 Okawa Prize of Japan for contributions to telecommunications and engineering education, and the IEEE EAB Vice-President’s award in 2009 for outstanding contributions to EE education, theory, and practice in the fields of communications, signal processing, and computer networking.

    Prior to joining Columbia in 1973, he was Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (where he served as Head of the Department for 4 years), and a Project Engineer at Sperry Gyroscope Company where he worked in the field of radar system studies.


    Last Updated February 19, 2020

  • Michael Rosenthal, PhD '67 is a former Associate Dean of Columbia College and Roberta and William Campbell Professor in the Teaching of Literature Humanities in the English Department.

    Rosenthal has written a number of books. His most recent (2017) was Barney: Grove Press and Barney Rosset,the story of America's Maverick publisher of the 1960s. He also wrote a book entitled Nicholas Miraculous, on former University President Nicholas Murray Butler, as well as a book on Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, called The Character Factory: Baden-Powell's Boy Scouts and the Imperatives of Empire, and another on Virginia Woolf.

    Areas of Interest:

    Late Victorian and Edwardian popular culture; Bloomsbury; the modern British novel


    B.A., Harvard (1958); M.A., University of Wisconsin (1959); Ph.D., Columbia University (1967). Professor Rosenthal is interested in British literature and culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 


    Last Updated March 02, 2020

  • Michael Feiler was an Associate General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at Columbia University. He joined Columbia in 1991 and retired at the end of 2021. He was the lawyer at the OGC who worked closely with the Real Estate Group and provided legal counsel for the assemblage of 60 separately owned properties comprising 17 acres necessary for the development of the new $7 billion, 6.8 million square foot campus of Manhattanville. Feiler represented the University in a broad and diverse range of legal issues including financial aid, construction, procurement, and antitrust. For example, he argued and won an appeal brought before the University Judicial Board under the Rules of University Conduct. He was also the chief legal advisor on clinical trials agreements between the University/NYP and pharmaceutical/ device companies. 

    Feiler is the co-author of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) monograph entitled “Clinical Trials Contracts: Recommendations for Four Selected Provisions.” This paper is widely used at academic medical schools when entering into clinical trials agreements. He was also a speaker at AAMC conferences on clinical trials. The Columbia Spectator has published opinion pieces written by Feiler on policy and political matters.

    From 1990–1991, Feiler was an Administrative Law Judge at New York City’s Environmental Control Board. For 15 years, Feiler was Assistant General Counsel at Continental Grain Company and he argued and won a case before the Iran–US Tribunal at The Hague. From 1972–1975, he was an associate at the law firm Shearman & Sterling. After his first term at law school, he took a slight detour and was a sixth-grade public school teacher for one year in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He was admitted to practice at the United States Supreme Court in 1978.

    Feiler holds a Juris Doctor from Columbia University in 1972, where he was a Harlan Stone Fiske Scholar and a BA from Queens College in 1968, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded the Judge Samuel Colden Award. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1964 and was a member of Arista and Junior Arista.

    Feiler is presently a member of two Columbia University Seminars: one on the City and the other on Columbia University itself. 

    Updated June 10, 2023


  • Dr. Maureen Poh-Fitzpatrick is a Professor Emerita and Special Lecturer in the Department of Dermatology at Columbia University.  She joined Columbia in 1973, establishing as Principal Investigator an NIH-funded laboratory and clinical research program in cutaneous porphyrias and a New York State and City licensed clinical porphyrin laboratory.  Dr. Poh moved to New York Medical College in 1987, as Tenured Professor and Acting Chairman of its Department of Dermatology, Director of its Dermatology Resident Training Program, plus a secondary professorship in the Department of Medicine.  She returned her clinical, research and laboratory programs to Columbia University in 1993.  Dr. Poh was the first woman elected to the New York Dermatological Society; she served sequentially as its Secretary-Treasurer and President.  She was elected Secretary-Treasurer, then President, of the Dermatology Section of the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Poh served two terms as an NIH General Medicine study section member and as a consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  In 1998, she became an emeritus professor at Columbia and moved to the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, to enable her caring for an aging parent in Memphis, first as a Visiting Professor and later as Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) and Associate Dermatology Resident Training Program Director.  She returned to Columbia after her mother’s demise to continue teaching and administrative activities in the role of Professor Emerita and Special Lecturer in the Department of Dermatology.



    • General Dermatology
    • Photomedicine
    • Cutaneous Porphyrias

    Education & Experience

    Medical School & Residency
    • Washington University - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
      • Residency, Dermatology
    • University of Tennessee
      • Residency, Internal Medicine
    • University of Tennessee
      • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease
    • University of Tennessee College of Medicine
      • Medical School

    Certifications & Licensure

    • American Board of Dermatology
      • Certified in Dermatology
    • NY State Medical License


    Last updated August 26, 2020

  • Mary Marsh Zulack brings to her clinical teaching a lifelong commitment to fair housing and access to legal representation.

    At Columbia Law School, where she has taught since 1990, Zulack’s work with the Lawyering in the Digital Age clinic has benefited thousands of people in crisis, including those affected by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and residents of neighborhoods decimated by Hurricane Sandy. Under Zulack’s guidance, the clinic has created the Collateral Consequences Calculator and developed the Zombie Properties Project to combat neighborhood blight.

    For many years, Zulack co-directed the Law School’s Fair Housing Clinic. She also inaugurated and taught a seminar on Law and Policy of Homelessness. She was director of Clinical Education at the Law School from 2005 until 2010.

    Over the course of her 20-year career in legal services, Zulack served as attorney-in-charge of the Harlem Neighborhood Office of The Legal Aid Society of New York City and as acting executive director of Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services.

    For the New York City Bar Association, she was as a member of the executive committee and served on the nominating committee, the judiciary committee, and civil court committee. Zulack was founder and first chair of the association’s Committee on Legal Needs of the Poor, now the Social Welfare Law Committee. She was awarded the 1996 Leadership Award by the Citywide Task Force on the Housing Court, and has four times received an annual Pro Bono Publico Award from The Legal Aid Society. From 2006 to 2008, she was a member of the New York City Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary, which evaluates and nominates candidates for appointment to the bench.


    • J.D., University of Michigan, 1969
    • B.A., Smith College, 1965

    Selected Publications

    • “If You Prompt Them, They Will Rule: The Warranty of Habitability Meets New Court Information Systems,” 2007
    • “How the Ambitious Mission of the Housing Court to Protect the Housing Stock of New York City May Finally be Achieved,” 2006
    • “Computer Technology,” 2005
    • “Rediscovering Client Decisionmaking: The Impact of Role-Playing,” 1995
    • “The Housing Court Act,” 1972

    Last updated December 22, 2022

  • Martin W. Oster, M.D., was an Associate Professor of Medicine at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, where he practiced Medical Oncology for 45 years, from 1976 to 2021. He cared for patients with various malignancies, including breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, lung cancer, and head/neck cancer.

    Dr. Oster received his B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and valedictorian, from Columbia University and his M.D. from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was Vice President of the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. He did his Internal Medicine residency at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital and completed his Medical Oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute

    Dr. Oster was actively involved in all aspects of oncology patient care, as well as participating in clinical research and teaching at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was awarded the Ewig Award for teaching in 2010 and the Physician of the Year/Jerry Gliklich Award for Exemplary Clinical Care in 2018.

    Last updated: July 14, 2022

  • Martin Meisel made English and Comparative literature his academic home  because he believed it could accommodate his interests in literature, history, philosophy, the sister arts, even science, which had been his original bent.  His subsequent path shows honorable scars of the struggle to maintain breadth while keeping clear of superficiality.  Much of his teaching and scholarship has sought its footing in the nineteenth century broadly construed, and in the literature aimed at performance in the theater.

     His most recent book,  Babel in Russian and Other Literatures and Topographies: The Tower, the State, and the Chaos of Language (Lexington Books, 2019), takes a wider turn, as did its predecessor, Chaos Imagined: Literature, Art, Science (Columbia, 2016).  In addition to  essays and articles on narrative and dramatic literature and the visual arts, he is also author of How Plays Work: Reading and Performance (Oxford, 2007), Shaw and the Nineteenth Century Theater (Princeton and Oxford,1963, 1969, 1976, 1985), and the prize-winning Realizations: Narrative, Pictorial, and Theatrical Arts in Nineteenth Century England (Princeton, 1983).  

    He has taught at Rutgers University, Dartmouth College,  the University of Wisconsin, and Columbia University (since 1968), where he chaired the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Theater Arts Division in the School of the Arts. For five of the years between 1986 and 1993, he was Vice-President for Arts and Sciences and effectively Dean of the Faculty, and he is currently the Brander Matthews Professor Emeritus of Dramatic Literature.  He has held two Guggenheim Fellowships; a National Humanities Center Fellowship; a Woodrow Wilson International Center Fellowship; awards from the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (Edinburgh) and the American Philosophical Society; a Bancroft Faculty Award and Columbia's Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching. 

    He grew up in New York, earned  his bachelor's degree at Queens College, his master's and doctoral degrees from Princeton University, and was honored with the degree of Doctor of Letters by Columbia in 2011.  He served in the United States Army in the late days of the Korean War.  In addition to his teaching and writing, he has appeared on stage in character roles and as the occasional villain, and he has now and then directed.

    Last updated June 9, 2020

  • Martin J. Davis received his B.A. from Yale University and both the D.D.S. and the Certificate of Training in Pediatric Dentistry from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. He is a Past-President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and of the American Society of Dentistry for Children. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Currently, Dr. Davis is Associate Dean Emeritus for Student and Alumni Affairs (including Admissions, Financial Aid, Academic, Personal, and Career Counseling, Alumni Affairs, the Annual Appeal, and Chief Information Officer). He is Professor Emeritus of Pediatric Dentistry and held Tenure of Title. He was the Division Director of Pediatric Dentistry for over 20 years at Columbia.

    Dr. Davis is a past Trustee of the ASDC and the AAPD Education Foundations and of the William J. Gies Foundation of the ADEA.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, AAPD, and ASDC, and a past chair of the American Dental Education Association Section for Development, Alumni Affairs, and Public Relations. He is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Section on Pediatric Dentistry of the American Academy of Pediatrics (medicine).  Dr. Davis has published over 60 articles and textbook chapters and has presented at numerous national and international symposia.

    Dr. Davis and his wife Daryl are enjoying retirement in upstate NY Finger Lakes on Keuka Lake. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Finger Lakes Community Health.

    Last updated August 18, 2020

  • Martin David Tilson III graduated from Rice University in 1963 with a degree in Philosophy conferred summa cum laude. He earned his M.D. at Yale University in 1967 and stayed at Yale to train in General and Vascular surgery. After military service (1972–1974), he joined the faculty at Yale and was promoted to the rank of Professor of Surgery in 1983. In 1989, he was recruited by Columbia University to become the Director of the Department of Surgery at its affiliate, St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital, which had merged to become the largest hospital in the U.S. operating under one charter. His laboratory, devoted to the genetics and pathobiology of the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) moved with him. He was the recipient of three National Institutes of Health (NIH-RO1) grants and many honors. According to Google Scholar, his scientific papers have been quoted over 10,000 times, and he was either first or senior author on almost all. 

    In 2013 he retired to become the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Professor of Surgery Emeritus at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has continued to write scientific papers and give lectures to learned societies. Two new communications are presently in press (April 2022). 


    Last Updated February 17, 2022

  • Marita K. Murrman, Ed.D., M.S., is Professor Emerita of Sociomedical Sciences (SMS) at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Murrman is the former Director of the Mailman School of Public Health’s MPH Certificate Program in Health Promotion Research and Practice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funded Region II Public Health Training Center. In addition to teaching required courses in theories of health behavior change, community needs and assets assessments, and advanced intervention design, Dr. Murrman contributed to designing and evaluating programs for international public health and emergency preparedness programs throughout sub-Saharan Africa. For her contributions to faculty and students, Dr. Murrman received the Junior Faculty Mentoring Award and the Department of Sociomedical Sciences Student Mentoring and Advising Award in 2017.

  • Marianne J. Legato, MD, PhD (hon c), FACP, is an internationally renowned academic, physician, author, lecturer, and pioneer in the field of gender-specific medicine. She is a Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Legato is also the Director of the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine, which she founded in 2006 as a continuation of her work with The Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University. She received an honorary PhD from the University of Panama in 2015 for her work on the differences between men and women’s normal physiology and their sex-specific experience of disease.

    At its core, gender-specific medicine is the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender. Dr. Legato’s discoveries and those of her colleagues have led to a personalization of medicine that assists doctors worldwide in understanding the difference in normal function of men and women and in their sex-specific experiences of the same diseases.

    She began her work in gender-specific medicine by authoring the first book on women and heart disease, The Female Heart: The Truth About Women and Coronary Artery Disease, which won the Blakeslee Award of the American Heart Association. Because of this research, the cardiovascular community began to include women in clinical trials affirming the fact that the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of the same disease can be significantly different between the sexes. Convinced that the sex-specific differences in coronary artery disease were not unique, Dr. Legato began a wide-ranging survey of all medical specialties and published the first textbook on gender-specific medicine, The Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine. The second edition appeared in December 2009. The third edition won the Prose Award for the best book published in 2017 in the field of clinical medicine. She is currently working on the fourth edition.  Her latest book, The Plasticity of Sex is being released this year (2020) by the Academic Press. She also founded the first scientific journals publishing new studies in the field, The Journal of Gender-Specific Medicine, and a newer version, Gender Medicine, both listed in the Index Medicus of the National Library of Medicine. She is currently writing a history of gender-specific medicine at the request of the Academic Press. Dr. Legato is the founder and editor-in-chief of the official journal of the Foundation, Gender and the Genome. The journal published by Sage, launched in  the WINTER 2016.

    Dr. Legato is the author of several other books for the lay public including What Women Need to Know (Simon & Schuster, 1997), Eve’s Rib (Harmony Books, 2002), Why Men Never Remember and Women Never Forget (Rodale, 2005) and most recently, Why Men Die First (Palgrave, 2008). Her books have been translated into 28 languages to date.

    As an internationally respected authority on gender medicine, Dr. Legato has chaired symposia and made keynote addresses to world congresses in gender-specific medicine in Berlin, Israel, Japan, Panama, South Korea, Stockholm, and Vienna. She maintains the only gender-specific private practice in New York City, and she has earned recognition as one of the “Top Doctors in New York” by New York Magazine for the past 15 years.

    Last updated April 29, 2020

  • Dr. Shepherd is Professor Emerita of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, where she established the College's Learning Disability Program. In 1967, Dr. Shepherd created degree-granting programs to train teachers and educational specialists to work with learning disabled students. She directed these programs until 1998 when she retired from her tenured faculty position.

    She taught at Teachers College for 30 years. During the same time, Dr. Shepherd created a diagnostic and tutoring center at Teachers College (originally known as The Child Study Center). Today, as part of The Center for Educational and Psychological Services, it provides a practicum site for teachers and psychologists, as well as services for children and families.

    She continued to work at the Center until 1998, even though she had relinquished its directorship. Dr. Shepherd was chair of the 1988 group that created a Professional Development School for Teachers in New York City's Community School District #3. This project, which received five years of Ford Foundation funding, is a model for community/university partnerships and practice-centered teacher education - providing preparation for beginning teachers, as well as continuing education. She was a member of the Urban Network to Improve Teacher Education and Japan/United States Teacher Education Consortium.

    From 1980 through 1993, she helped train teachers in Ontario, Canada during summer institutes conducted at the University of Waterloo. For 25 years, Dr, Shepherd has been a consultant to the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Office of Education, and to the New York City Board of Education. She has served on many national educational advisory boards, as well as editorial boards of professional educational journals.

    Last updated, November 24, 2020

  • Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor Emerita of Real Estate

    BS, Cornell, 1969; MCRP, Rutgers, 1971; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980

    Joined CBS in 1992

    E-mail:  [email protected]
    Curriculum Vitae


    LYNNE B. SAGALYN is the Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor Emerita of Real Estate at Columbia Business School, where she was formerly the director of the MBA Real Estate Program and the founding director of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate. 

    An expert in real estate development and finance, Sagalyn has published extensively on a broad range of issues in the fields of urban development finance, public/private partnerships, and real estate finance. In addition to which, she has developed scores of cases for graduate-level teaching of real estate finance and investment strategy and been an innovator in curriculum for real estate study. 

    Sagalyn is widely known for her research on city building. Her most recent book, Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Rebuilding of Lower Manhattan (Oxford University Press), has received continuous praise and is regarded as the definitive account of that rebuilding challenge. Her earlier books on city building include Times Square Roulette: Remaking the City Icon (MIT Press, 2001), and, Downtown Inc.: How America Rebuilds Cities, co-authored (MIT Press, 1989). 

    Professor Sagalyn’s activities outside academia are diverse. She serves on the board of Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE: BXMT) and chairs its audit committee, and the Advisory Board of Morgan Stanley PRIME Property Fund, and Olshan Properties, a family real estate company. In the not-for-profit realm, she is a member of the board of directors of the Regional Plan Association (RPA) and co-chairs its New York Committee, the Skyscraper Museum and serves as vice president, and the board of the New York City Trust for Cultural Resources and chairs its audit committee. She has been a litigation expert, a consultant to both private firms and public agencies, and a member of the New York City [Board of Education] Chancellor’s Commission on the Capital Plan. She has done extensive executive teaching, particularly for Tishman Speyer Properties and the Urban Land Institute.

    In addition to her more than twenty years at Columbia Business School, Sagalyn has held appointments at the University of Pennsylvania in both the School of Design (City Planning Department) and the Wharton School (Real Estate Department), and at M.I.T., Department of Urban Studies and Planning, where she taught courses in public policy and real estate finance as part of the school’s pioneering degree program in real estate development. 

    Professor Sagalyn received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University, and a B.S. with distinction from Cornell University. 

    Membership & Affiliations

    Outside Activities


    - Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT), Board member and Chair of the Audit Committee.

    - Board member, Regional Plan Association.

    - Board Member, The Skyscraper Museum

    Areas of Expertise

    Economic DevelopmentEntrepreneurshipInvestment StrategyPublic / Private PartnershipsReal Estate



    Spring 2017

    NYC Immersion Seminar: Real Estate Development (MBA)

    Spring 2016

    Independent Study - 1.5 credits (MBA)
    Advanced Seminar in Real Estate (MBA)
    Independent Study - 3 credits (MBA)

    Spring 2015

    Advanced Seminar in Real Estate (MBA)

    Columbia Caseworks cases

    A Short Note on Real Estate Development Financials (2017)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne B. Sagalyn

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    Note on Forms of Real Estate Ownership (2016)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne B. Sagalyn

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    Note on Legal Concepts for Real Property ()
    Coauthor(s): Lynne B. Sagalyn

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    Note on Zoning Regulations (2016)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne B. Sagalyn

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    330 North Wabash (2016)
    Coauthor(s): David Linn Reynolds, Lynne B. Sagalyn

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    Designing a Strategy for Growth: Olshan Properties and the Transition to a Second Generation Company (2015)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne B. Sagalyn

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    Aligning Incentives: JV Opportunity for a Private Equity Real Estate Fund (2015)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Use of Capitalization Rates in Real Estate Financial Analysis (2014)
    Coauthor(s): Tod McGrath, Lynne Sagalyn

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    Note on the Mortgage as a Security Interest (2014)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    The Mortgage for Pacific Tower (2014)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne B. Sagalyn, Jennifer Morgan

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    The Trianon (2014)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Archstone From 2007 to 2013 Who Said Life was Easy? (2014)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne B. Sagalyn, Jared Nutt '13

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    Hostel, Friendly, or Both? The American Hotel (2013)
    Coauthor(s): Scott Shapiro, Lynne Sagalyn

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    Distressed Debt Investing The Hancock Tower & Garage (2012)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Capturing the Chrysler Building (2009)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn, Rona Smith

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    Fractured Condominium Investment Opportunity: Sierra Vista (2012)
    Coauthor(s): Troy Daniel, Michael Gusich, Lynne B. Sagalyn

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    Battling Over a New York Workout: The W Hotel Strategy (2012)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn, Fred Knapp '12

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    Note on Risk Analysis for Real Estate (2012)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Liquidity-Driven Investment Opportunities: Mayfair House (2012)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Soho Loft Building Pricing the Entrepreneur’s Development Risk (2013)
    Coauthor(s): Eric D. Hadar '89, Lynne Sagalyn

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    Debating Strategic Directions in a Changing Investment Landscape: AREA Property Partners (2012)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn, Rona Smith

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    The Acquisition of Corus Bank (2011)
    Coauthor(s): Rona Smith, Lynne Sagalyn

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    Putting Back the Pieces of Ownership: The Madison Building (2011)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Bryant Park Tower (2011)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn, Nicholas Bienstock, Chris Schlank

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    Structuring the Burnswell Joint Venture (2010)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Restructuring a Bank Loan in Default: Globex Storage Company (2010)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Centro: Debt Restructuring (2010)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn, Yasmine Uzmez

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    111 Eighth Avenue: Recapitalizing the Opportunistic Buy (2010)
    Coauthor(s): Jane Yang '10, Jeffrey Barclay, Lynne Sagalyn

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    VNO and the EOP: Blackstone Transaction (2009)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Zenith Center (2012)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    The Associate's Task: Financial Tales of Changing Place (2009)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    The Mortgage for 1800 L Street (2012)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    1372 Broadway (2009)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Journal articles

    The Use and Abuse of Blight in Eminent Domain In Fordham Urban Law Journal (2011)
    Coauthor(s): Martin Gold, Lynne Sagalyn

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    Public/Private Development: Lessons from History, Research, and Practice In Journal of the American Planning Association (2007)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    The Halting Consolidation Revolution In Wharton Real Estate Review (2002)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Times Square: A Revisionist Lesson in City Building In Hermes (2000)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Negotiating for Public Benefits: The Bargaining Calculus of Public-Private Development In Urban Studies (1997)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Consolidation in the Real Estate Industry: Big vs. Strategic? Reflections on the Industry Structure of the Future In The Journal of Real Estate Investment Trusts (1997)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Institutional Options: Publicly Traded REITs and Privately Held Real Estate Investments In The Journal of Real Estate Investment Trusts (1996)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Conflicts of Interest in the Structure of REITs In Real Estate Finance (1996)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Downtown Malls and the City Agenda In Society (1990)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn, Bernard Frieden

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    Explaining the Improbable: Local Redevelopment in the Wake of Federal Cutbacks In Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA) (1990)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Real Estate Risk and the Business Cycle: Evidence from Security Markets In Journal of Real Estate Research (1990)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Measuring Financial Returns When the City Acts As an Investor: Boston and Faneuil Hall Marketplace In Real Estate Issues (1989)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Bringing the Shopping Mall Downtown In International New Towns Association (1983)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn, Bernard Frieden

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    Times Square Roulette: Remaking the City Icon (2001)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Cases in Real Estate Finance and Investment Strategy (1999)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Downtown, Inc.: How America Rebuilds Cities (1989)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn, Bernard Frieden

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    Public-Private Engagement: Promise and Practice In Planning Ideas That Matter (2012)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Public-Private Partnerships and Urban Governance: Coordinates and Policy Issues In Global Urbanization (2011)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Commentary: Does a Rising Tide Compensate for the Secession of the Successful? Illustrating the Effects of Business Improvement Districts on Municipal Coffers In Municipal Revenues and Land Policies (2010)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Public-Private Partnerships In Local Planning: Contemporary Principles and Practice (2009)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Real Estate and the Local Planning Context In Local Planning: Contemporary Principles and Practice (2009)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Positioning Politics: Kelo, Eminent Domain, and the Press In Land and Power: The Impact of Eminent Domain in Urban Communities (2008)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Land Assembly, Land Readjustment and Public-Private Redevelopment In Analyzing Land Readjustment: Economics, Law and Collective Action (2007)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    The Political Fabric of Design Competitions In The Politics of Design: Competitions for Public Projects (2006)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    The Politics of Planning the World’s Most Visible Urban Redevelopment Project In Contentious City: The Politics of Recovery in New York City (2005)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Entrepreneurial Cities and Maverick Developers In Classic Readings in Real Estate and Development (1995)
    Coauthor(s): Bernard Frieden, Lynne Sagalyn

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    Meshing Public & Private Roles in the Development Process In Real Estate Development: Principles and Process (1995)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Public-Private Joint Ventures In The Office Building: From Concept to Investment Reality (1993)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Public-Private Partnerships: Business Relationships in Political Environments? In Will Decentralization Succeed? National, Regional and Local Development in Multi-Party Democracies: A Conference Report (1992)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Downtown Shopping Malls and the New Public-Private Strategy In Shared Power: What Is It? How Does It Work? How Can We Make It Work Better? (1991)
    Coauthor(s): Bernard Frieden, Lynne Sagalyn

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    Public Profit Sharing: Symbol or Substance? In City Deal Making (1990)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Downtown Shopping Malls and the New Public-Private Strategy In The Great Society and Its Legacy: Twenty Years of U.S. Social Policy (1986)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn, Bernard Frieden

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    Working papers

    Cities as Entertainment Centers: Can Transformative Projects Create Place? (2013)
    Coauthor(s): Amanda Johnson, Lynne Sagalyn

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    The Recast Scope of Public Possibility: Lessons from Times Square In Conference Paper (2001)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Mediating Change: Symbolic Politics and the Transformation of Times Square In Paper (2001)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Leasing: The Strategic Option for Public Development (1993)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Public Development: Using Land as a Capital Resource In Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (1992)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Case studies

    111 Eighth Avenue: Recapitalizing the Opportunistic Buy (2010)
    Coauthor(s): Jane Yang, Lynne Sagalyn

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    Structuring the Burnswell Joint Venture (2010)
    Coauthor(s): Lynne Sagalyn

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    Centro: Debt Restructuring (2010)
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  • Dr. Louis U. Bigliani was the Frank E. Stinchfield Professor and Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University and was the Director of the Orthopedic Surgery Service Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Bigliani was also the Chief of the Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine at Columbia University and is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in shoulder surgery. Dr. Bigliani was appointed President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons in 1998 and in 2008 became the 121st President of the American Orthopedic Association (AOA), the oldest orthopedic organization in the world. 

    In 1972, Dr. Louis Bigliani graduated with his M.D. from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. He then went on to complete his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at The New York Orthopedic Hospital Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in 1977 followed by the position of Chief Resident as well as a Fellowship in Shoulder and Implant Surgery. Dr. Bigliani also completed his mentorship under the direction of Dr. Frank Stinchfield and Dr. Charles S. Neer II, who has been called the “father of modern shoulder surgery.”

    During his sixteen years as Chairman (1998–2014), Dr. Bigliani served as President of the Medical Board of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in 2008. Furthermore from 2011 to 2014 he was elected President and Chairman of the Board of Columbia Doctors, the Faculty Practice Plan of Columbia University Medical Center.

    A prolific author with more than 200 published journal articles, 80 book chapters, and 175 published abstracts, he lectures extensively on topics in Shoulder Surgery. Throughout his career, Dr. Bigliani continued the tradition of innovation through the development of new and streamlined surgical techniques. He has made major advances in the treatment of rotator cuff tears, nerve injuries, and reconstructive arthroplasty of the shoulder. Dr. Bigliani is married to Dr. Anne Krementz; they have two daughters, Anne-Louise and Suzanne.

    Last updated November 15, 2022

  • Lisa Anderson is Special Lecturer and James T. Shotwell Professor Emerita of International Relations at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

    Dr. Anderson served as President of the American University in Cairo for five years, from 2011-2016. Prior to her appointment as President, she was the University’s provost, a position she had assumed in 2008.  She is Dean Emerita of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia, where she led the school from 1997-2007. She was on the faculty of Columbia since 1986; prior to her appointment as Dean, she served as Chair of the Political Science Department and Director of Columbia's Middle East Institute. She has also taught at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and in the Government and Social Studies departments at Harvard University.

    Dr. Anderson’s scholarly research has included work on state formation in the Middle East and North Africa; on regime change and democratization in developing countries; and on social science, academic research and public policy both in the United States and around the world. Among her books are The State and Social Transformation in Tunisia and Libya, 1830-1980 (1986) and Pursuing Truth, Exercising Power: Social Science and Public Policy in the Twenty-first Century (2003); she has also published numerous scholarly articles.

    Dr. Anderson is a trustee of the Aga Khan University and Tufts University as well as a member of the advisory board of the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and the Sciences Po’s School of Public Affairs in Paris. She is a member emerita of the Board of Directors of Human Rights Watch, served as elected President of the Middle East Studies Association, and as Chair of the Board of the Social Science Research Council (1998-2008).  Additionally, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations and she has received honorary degrees from Monmouth University and the American University in Paris.

    Last updated April 13, 2021

  • Linda V. Green is the Cain Brothers and Company Professor Emerita of Healthcare Management at Columbia Business School. She joined Columbia Business School in the Decision, Risk, and Operations division in 1978. She served as head of the division before becoming the Senior Vice Dean for Academics from 1989 till 1991. Her research, which has focused on the development and application of mathematical models to improve service systems, has resulted in dozens of publications in the premier technical journals such as Operations Research and Management Science as well as prominent healthcare journals such as Health Affairs, Health Services Research, Inquiry, and Academic Emergency Medicine. Her seminal work, on queueing systems with random numbers of servers per customer, resulted in a new methodology for assigning police cars to districts and was implemented by major cities across the United States and abroad. It was also the basis for a study on the feasibility of implementing a one-officer patrol car system in New York City under the Ed Koch administration. Her work over the past 25 years has focused on providing policy insights and operational methodologies to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and access to healthcare delivery systems. Specific projects have included reducing delays for emergency care, providing timely access to primary care, the development of new nurse staffing methodologies and the evaluation of physician and hospital bed capacity needs. She has been a consultant and advisor to numerous health systems, physician practices, health start-ups, and government agencies. Her work on prioritizing burn victims during a catastrophic event earned a best paper award from the INFORMS Section for Public Programs, Services, and Needs and became a model for burn protocols across the country. Her work has been featured in various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Business Week, Slate, and Crain’s New York. Dr. Green has held editorial positions for Operations Research and Management Science, including serving as the Department Editor for Stochastic Models for Management Science for over 12 years. She has been an INFORMS Fellow since 2004 and an MSOM Fellow since 2019.

    Green received a B.S. in Mathematics from CCNY, an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the Courant Institute at New York University, and a Ph.D in Operations Research from Yale University.  Before returning to school for her doctorate, she worked at Bell Laboratories from 1970–1973 and AT&T from 1973–1974. She currently serves on the board of Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania and continues to do some research and advise healthcare organizations.

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  • Linda Lewis, MD, is the former Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs. Currently, Dr. Lewis is Clinical Professor Emerita of Neurology and Special Lecturer in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Lewis served on the board of trustees of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and for 12 years introduced the speakers and led the oath recitation at the White Coat Ceremony.

    Education and Training

    West Virginia University School of Medicine
    Internship: 1966 University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
    Residency: Case Western Reserve Medical Center
    Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
    Residency: University of Wisconsin
    Residency: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
    Fellowship: 1971 Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

    Last updated May 7, 2020

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    Last updated: June 5, 2020

  • Dr. Leila Pang was appointed as Ngai Jubilee Professor Emerita of Anesthesiology at the Columbia University Medical Center on July 1, 2019, following her official retirement on June 30th, having served more than 40 years at the institution.

    Dr. Pang joined the department of anesthesiology as Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology and Pediatrics in 1976 and continued her rise through the ranks of academic professorship. Her clinical and teaching talents led her to be named Anesthesiology Residency Program Director in 2002 and Vice Chair for Resident Education in 2004.

    In July of every year — for more than four decades — Dr. Pang met each new cohort of residents for clinical orientation in the operating room. Her trainees, their patients and her patients have been the beneficiaries of her superb skill and experience in anesthesia and in intensive care for children and infants undergoing transplantation, and those with chronic pain, cancer, congenital abnormalities, problems with airway management and apnea, and cardiothoracic and vascular disease.

    Upon her retirement Dr. Pang was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Department of Anesthesiology for her contributions as a scholar, clinician, mentor and leader. Dr. Pang’s expertise has also led to numerous invitations for her to share her clinical and academic expertise as a lecturer and presenter at national symposiums and societies, and at other institutions. She has held significant offices in national subspecialty societies, and she has published numerous articles, reviews, book chapters, and abstracts. In addition, since 2002, Dr. Pang has been a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Children of China Pediatrics Foundation which provides multi-specialty medical treatment and surgery to children in Chinese orphanages.

    Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated 

    Pediatric Anesthesiology


    Undergraduate Education

    University of Hawaii, BA, Philosophy 1962 - 1966

    Medical Education

    State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, MD, 1966 - 1970


    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-CUMC, CHONY, Pediatrics, 1970 - 1971


    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-CUMC, Anesthesiology, 1971 - 1973


    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-CUMC, Anesthesiology & Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonary Disease, 1973 – 1976

    Academic Appointments

    • Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, July 1976 – June 1984, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons,
    • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, July 1984 – June 1993, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons,
    • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, July 1993 – June 2006, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons,
    • Ngai-Jubilee Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, July 2006 – December 2009, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons,
    • Ngai-Jubilee Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, January 2010 – June 2013, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons,
    • Ngai-Jubilee Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC, July 2013 – July 2019

    Administrative Titles 

    • Vice Chair for Resident Education
    • Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program


    • Intern in Pediatrics, Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York, July 1970 – June 1971
    • Assistant Resident in Anesthesiology, Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York, July 1971 – June 1973
    • Fellow in Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, July 1973 – June 1974
    • Fellow in Pediatrics and Anesthesiology, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, July 1974 – June 1976

    Special Honors

    • Mortar Board (National Woman's Society for Academic Achievement and Service), 1965-66

    Department and University Committees Hospital Committees

    • University Committees
      • Orthopedic Surgery 5-Year Review Committee, 1988-91
      • Faculty of Medicine, Committee on Appointments and Promotions, 2013 – June 2019
      • Academy of Clinical Mentoring and Excellence, July 2016 – present
        • Subcommittee on Mentoring, August 2016 - June 2019
      • Electronic Medical Record Task Force, March 2016 – June 2016
      • P&S Education Leadership Committee, July 2016 – June 2019
    • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital CUIMC Committees
      • Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), July 2002 - June 2018
        • GMEC Ad Hoc Task Force for Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, July 2002
        • GMEC Evaluation Sub-Committee for Core Residency Programs, December 2015 - June 2018
        • GMEC Internal Review Committee for: Pediatric Dentistry, Neuropathology, Pediatric Rheumatology, Otolaryngology
    • Department of Anesthesiology Committees
      • Executive Committee At-Large Member, 1979-81, 2002 – June 2019
      • Research Committee, 1979-88
      • Sabbatical Leave Committee, 1979-88
      • E.M. Papper Lectureship Committee, 1983-84
      • Committee on Human Investigation, 1983 - June 2019
      • Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1984 - June 2019
        • Secretary, 1999 - 2017
      • Alumni Affairs Committee, 1994 – 2012
      • Faculty Development Committee, 2001 - June 2018
        • Chairman, 2001 – 2012
        • Secretary, 2012 – 2017
      • Advanced Training Fellowship Committee, 2002 - 2016
      • Equal Opportunity Committee, 1979 - 2016
        • Chairman, 1999 - 2016
      • Resident Evaluation Committee, 1992 - June 2019
        • Vice-Chairman, 2002 – 2012,
      • Resident Education Committee, 1996 - June 2019
        • Chairman, 2002 - June 2018
      • Resident Recruitment Committee, 2002 - June 2018
      • Residents’ Concern Committee, Member 2002 - June 2019
        • Chairman 2002 -2012
      • Clinical Competency Committee, 2002 - June 2019
    • Anesthesiology Service - The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital CUIMC Committees:
      • Executive Committee At-Large Member, 1979-81, 2002 - June 2019
      • Long Range Planning Committee, 1982-84
      • Management Committee, 1980-82, 1993-96
        • Secretary, 1981-82
      • Resource Allocation Panel, 1979 -85
      • Staff Review Committee, 1992 - 2000
      • Committee on Resident Well-Being
        • Chairman, July 2002 - Sept 2002
    • National Committees and Organizations
      • American Thoracic Society/American Lung Association
        • Component Committee on Research Review, 1978-81
        • Scientific Assembly on Pediatrics, Program Committee, 1979-80
      • Society for Education in Anesthesia
        • Subcommittee on Subspecialty Curriculum, 1986-91
        • Committee on Resident Curriculum, 2002 – 2019
        • Publication Committee
          • Chair 2004 – 2013
        • Editor for SEA Newsletter Anesthesia Education, 2004 – 2013
        • Membership Committee, 2009 – June 2019
        • Resident Education Committee Member, 2004 – June 2019
        • Faculty Development Committee Member, 2016
        • National Annual Meeting Program Director
          • “Advancing Your Program to the Next Level”, October 2004, Las Vegas, NV
      • Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associations and Perioperative Medicine, 2009 - June 2018
        • Association of Anesthesiology Core Program Directors (AACPD), 2009 - June 2018
          • Council Member AACPD, 2009 – 2013
      • Editorial Reviewer: Ad Hoc Reviewer for Transplantation, 2003

    Hospital Affiliations 

    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

    Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated 

    Pediatric Anesthesiology


    Last updated April 3, 2020

  • Lance Liebman is the William S. Beinecke Professor of Law Emeritus and Dean Emeritus at Columbia Law School. He teaches and does research in the areas of employment law, property law, and social welfare law.

    He began his tenure at the Law School in 1991 as Dean and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law.  He stepped down as dean in 1996, and then led the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law for almost 20 years. From 1999 to 2014, he was director of the American Law Institute, the leading private law reform organization in the world. Before coming to Columbia, Liebman was a professor at Harvard Law School for 21 years. In the Supreme Court’s 1967 term, he was a law clerk to Justice Byron White. From 1968 to 1970, he was an assistant to Mayor John V. Lindsay of New York.

    Liebman was a member of the Yale Corporation from 1971 to 1983. He has taught at Maharajah Sayajirao University in Baroda, India; at Tokyo University; at the Harvard-Fulbright School in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam; at Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and at the European University Institute.

    He has published casebooks on property law, employment law, and social responsibilities of lawyers.

    Liebman studied at Yale College, at the University of Cambridge, and at Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review


    • LL.B., Harvard Law School, 1967
    • M.A., University of Cambridge, 1964
    • B.A., Yale University, 1962

    Areas of Expertise

    • Employment law
    • Social welfare law
    • Property law


    • Employment Law, (with M. A. Rothstein, K. A. Yuracko), 2015, (8th edition)
    • The Social Responsibilities of Lawyers, (with P. B. Heymann), 1988
    • Property and Law, (with C. M. Haar), 1985, (2nd edition)


    • Employment Law
    • Property



    Last Updated April 9, 2020

  • Kenneth T. Jackson was the Director of the Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History and the Jacques Barzun Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University, where he has also chaired the department of history. A graduate of the University of Memphis (B.A., magna cum laude, 1961) and the University of Chicago (M.A., 1963; Ph.D., 1966), he served for three years as an officer in the United States Air Force before joining the Columbia faculty as an assistant professor in 1968. Promoted to associate professor in 1971, to full professor in 1976, and to the Andrew W. Mellon professorship in 1987, he assumed the Barzun professorship, which honors one of the nation’s most distinguished men of letters, in 1990. He has served as president of the Urban History Association (1994–1995), the Society of American Historians (1990–2000), the Organization of American Historians (2000–2001), the New-York Historical Society (2001–2004), and the New York Academy of History (2015–present). He has been a Fulbright Lecturer in Germany, Australia, and Japan and a visiting professor at Princeton, UCLA, and the George Washington University. He has lectured at hundreds of colleges, universities, civic groups, and historical societies around the world, and he has been a featured guest on the NBC Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, ABC Nightline, CBS Evening News, CBS Up to the Minute, CNN, the History Channel East West Television, and more than sixty documentary productions. He has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Century Foundation. In addition to five honorary doctorates (the City University of New York, St. Peter’s College, the State University of New York, the University of the South, and Wagner College), he has received Hunter College’s Donald Sullivan Award, the University of Memphis’ Distinguished Alumni Award, the St. Nicholas Society’s Gold Medal of Merit, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity’s Order of the West Range, the Episcopal Diocese of New York’s Servant of Education Award, the Skyscraper Museum’s Notable New Yorker Award, the College of Physicians and Surgeons’ Distinguished Award in the Humanities, the Delbarton School’s Delbarton Medal, the West Side Spirit’s West Sider of the Year Award, the University Seminar’s Tannenbaum-Warner Award, the New York Historical Society’s Pintard-Benson Centennial Medal, Columbia University’s Nicholas Murray Butler Medal, the New York Post’s Liberty Medal, and the National Institute of Social Sciences’ Gold Medal. In 2016, President Lee Bollinger awarded him Columbia’s highest recognition, the Alexander Hamilton medal. 

    A past or present member of the editorial boards of numerous professional journals, Professor Jackson is the general editor of the Columbia History of Urban Life, thirty volumes of which had appeared as of 2018. He was the editor-in-chief of the Dictionary of American Biography from 1990 to 1996, and of the Scribner’s Encyclopedia of American Lives from 1996 to 2005. He is the co-author with Camilo J. Vergara of Silent Cities: The Evolution of the American Cemetery (Princeton Architectural Press, 1989). His other books include The Ku Klux Klan in the City (Oxford, 1967); Atlas of American History (Scribner’s, revised edition, 1978); Cities in American History (with Stanley K. Schutz: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972); and American Vistas (with Leonard Dinnerstein), which went through seven editions between 1970 and 1998. His latest book, written in collaboration with David Dunbar, is Empire City: New York Through the Centuries (Columbia, 2002). Professor Jackson’s best known publication, Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States (Oxford, 1985), was a selection of the History Book Club and was the subject of special sessions of the American Historical Convention in 1985, the Southern Historical Convention in 1986, and the Organization of American Historians Convention in 1998. It won both the Francis Parkman and the Bancroft Prizes, and the New York Times chose it as one of the notable books of the year. By 2018, it had been reprinted five times in hardcover and forty times in paperback.

    In collaboration with Vergara, Jackson has created two important public exhibitions. The first, “Transformed Houses,” was a Smithsonian Institution project that focused on domestic architecture in working class neighborhoods. The second, sponsored by the Municipal Art Society in Manhattan, dealt with physical devastation in ghetto areas and was exhibited in more than a dozen venues around the United States.

    Professor Jackson is the editor-in-chief of the two-million-word (an average book has about one-twentieth that many words) Encyclopedia of New York City, which was initially published in a single, 1,373-page volume in 1995 by Yale University Press. Assisted by two managing editors, two deputy managing editors, sixty-eight associate editors, twenty-five project editors, and almost seven hundred individual authors, he worked for thirteen years to create the first major reference tool for the giant metropolis in almost a century. It was reprinted seven times and received several awards for reference excellence. The second edition, published in 2010, and 35 percent larger than the first edition, includes seven hundred illustrations, dozens of maps and tables, and more than five thousand individual entries (on 424 neighborhoods, 74 ethnic groups, 114 schools, 32 religious dominations, and 102 newspapers and magazines, for example). According to the New York Times, “no one with even a passing interest in New York will be able to live without it.” As of 2018, total sales of the encyclopedia were approaching 100,000.

    A strong advocate of history as the core of social studies, professor Jackson chaired the Bradley Commission on History in Schools (1987–1990), a nationwide effort to improve and expand history teaching in America’s elementary and secondary institutions. He then founded and served as the first chairman of the National Council for History Education, a larger and more ambitious organization with a similar mission. Headquartered in Ohio, it now has a multi-million-dollar annual budget, seven thousand dues-paying members, and active affiliates in more than forty states and hundreds of school districts. In addition, Professor Jackson has directed seven National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars for either high school or college instructors and eleven intensive summer programs for the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History. He was a member of the New York State Social Studies Syllabus Review Committee in 1990 and the National Council for History standards between 1992 and 1996.

    Although he has been welcomed to Windsor Castle by Queen Elizabeth II, to Lambeth Palace in London by the Archbishop of Canterbury, to the White House by President William Jefferson Clinton, and to the Governor’s Mansion in Albany by George Pataki, Professor Jackson is most at home in the subways, back streets, and gritty neighborhoods of New York City, where has been leading all-night bicycle rides, three-hour walking tours, and all-day bus trips for decades. At Columbia, he teaches courses in urban, social, and military history. In 1989, the students of the college honored him as teacher of the year and gave him their 28th annual Mark Van Doren Award for “humanity, devotion to truth, and inspiring leadership.” In 1993, Playboy magazine named him as one of the most popular professors in the nation. In 1996, Columbia President George Rupp appointed him co-chairman of the University’s 250th anniversary commemoration. In 1999, the society of Columbia Graduates chose Professor Jackson for its annual Great Teacher Award. In 2001, the New York Council for the Humanities selected him as New York State Scholar of the Year. 

    A former vestryman (1997–2004) of historic Trinity Church on Wall Street in lower Manhattan, Jackson is an elected member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Century Association, the Society of American Historians, the New York Academy of History, the American Antiquarian society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a trustee of the Henry Luce Foundation (since 2002), the Regional Plan Association (since 2002), the Society of American Historians (since 1970), the New-York Historical Society (since 1996), the Columbia University Seminars (since 1985), and the National Council for History Education (1990–2005). He is a former trustee of the New York State Historical, the New Castle Historical Society, the South Street Seaport Museum, the Skyscraper Museum, the Organization of American Historians, the Urban History Association, Transportation Alternatives, and the Prague Institute for Global Urban Development. He is a member of the advisory board of the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History and of the Directors Council of the Historic House Trust of New York City, and he is a steward of the New York State Archives Partnership Trust. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. His wife, Barbara Bruce Jackson, who retired as chair of the English department at Blind Brook High School in Rye Brook, New York, is currently chairman of the board of Neighbors Link, a social service organization for recent immigrants. They live in New York City and in suburban Westchester County.


    Ph.D. – University of Chicago, 1966
    M.A. – University of Chicago, 1963
    B.A. – University of Memphis, 1961

    Honors and Awards
    • Honorary Doctorates from the City University of New York, the State University of New York, the University of the South at Sewanee, and St. Peter’s College.
    • Notable New Yorker Award, the Skyscraper Museum, 1990
    • Dean’s Distinguished Award in the Humanities, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1999
    • Gold Medal of Merit, St. Nicholas Society of New York
    • Distinguished Award in the Humanities, College of Physicians and Surgeons
    • President, Urban History Association
    • President, Society of American Historians
    • President, Organization of American Historians
    • President, The New-York Historical Society
    • President, New York Academy of History
    • The Bancroft Prize for Crabgrass Frontier
    • The Francis Parkman Prize for Crabgrass Frontier
    • Society of Columbia Graduates, Great Teacher Award, 1999
    • Tannenbaum-Warner Award of the Columbia University Seminars, 2000
    • New York State Scholar of the Year, 2021
    • Servant of Education Award of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, 2003
    • Delbarton Medal, Delmont School, New Jersey, 2004
    • Benson-Pintard Medal, New-York Historical Society, 2004
    • Nicholas Murray Butler Medal, Columbia University, 2005
    • The Urban History Association renames its Best Book in American History to the Kenneth Jackson Prize, 2006
    • Alexander Hamilton Medal, Columbia University, 2016
    • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    • Director’s Council, Historic House Trust of New York City
    • Steward, New York State Archives Partnership Trust

    Updated June 27, 2023

  • Kathleen O’Donnell spent over twenty years in leadership at Columbia University Medical Center, most recently as Vice President & Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Administration.  Her strategic, financial and operations management experience at Columbia focused on oversight and support of clinical administration, clinical program development, faculty practice and related support services. Much of this work was done in collaboration with such affiliated hospital partners as New York Presbyterian, Harlem, St. Luke’s Roosevelt, and others.

    Throughout her career, Kathleen served on numerous health care related Boards in such areas as Medicaid managed care, diagnostic & treatment facilities, medical malpractice insurance, ambulatory care, human resources, and physician organization.  She provided pro-bono consulting assistance to an HIV/AIDS treatment and research program in Rwanda. She is currently  a member of the Board of the Institute for Family Health and a member of the Institutional Review Board of The New York Academy of Medicine.

    Currently, Kathleen O’Donnell is Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration at the New York Academy of Medicine.  She is responsible for leading the financial and administrative operations of the Academy including the Conference Center, Finance, Information Technology, Grants Administration, Human Resources, and Facilities Management.  

    Kathleen O’Donnell has a Masters of Public Health and an MBA degree from Columbia University, as well as a Masters Degree in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.

    Last updated February 10, 2021

  • John Truman, M.D. M.P.H., became interested in bioethics in 1977 when asked to care for a 2 ½ year old child whose parents refused standard treatment for acute lymphocytic leukemia. The question was whose rights would prevail in a situation of unpredictable curability. This became the focus of two highly publicized court proceedings which ultimately endorsed the rights of children to potentially life-saving treatment and to protection from unorthodox therapy. 

    Truman subsequently became Visiting Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford 1987-88, Visiting Scholar at the Kennedy Center for Bioethics, Georgetown University 1988, and has been a member of the pediatric bioethics committees at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Morristown Memorial Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital of New York for the past 30 years. He has been a member of the Section on Bioethics of the AAP, and from 1998-2004 was a member of the Committee on Bioethics of the AAP. Truman has 12 publications related to bioethics, including the book Human Values in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (1986) co-edited with Jan Van Eys.

    Last updated April 26, 2021

  • Dr. John T Herbert, MD, MBA, is a retired Anesthesiology specialist in Bronx, New York, available for consultations. He attended and graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1973, having over 47 years of diverse experience, especially in Anesthesiology. He returned to Columbia University after several years of private practice, was appointed Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology in 1993 and served the medical school as Senior Associate Dean for the Harlem Affiliation from 2003 to 2007.

    Dr Herbert is affiliated with many hospitals including Montefiore Medical Center. He was recently appointed as Professor Emeritus - Anesthesiology for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Although his research interests focused on airway management during endoscopy, he especially enjoys discussions in Medical Epidemiology and Environmental Hazards.  

    Medical Specialties

    • Anesthesiology


    • Medical Doctor (MD) 
    • MBA

     Education and Training

    • Dr. John T Herbert attended and graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1973.

    Medical Licenses

    • Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians / Anesthesiology


    Last Updated: August 21, 2020

  • Dr. Loeb graduated from Harvard College and from Harvard Medical School and after a year of internship at the Massachusetts General Hospital moved to New York City for a year as an assistant resident on the Medical Service of the Presbyterian Hospital. After two years as a Research Associate with Gordon M. Tomkins in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, he returned to New York as Chief Resident in Medicine at the Presbyterian Hospital and Instructor in Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He has remained affiliated with both institutions, where since 2005 he has been Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Special Lecturer in Medicine at Columbia University and continues as an Attending Physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

    Dr. Loeb's research was continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health from 1967 to 1999 and was principally focused on mechanisms of hormone action, the physical chemistry of receptor-ligand interactions and their quantitative relationship to biological response, and the regulation of glucose and monovalent cation transport.

    From 1997 until 2003 he served as Associate Chairman for Research in the Department of Medicine and, from 2003 until his retirement, as Vice Chairman for Academic Affairs. Throughout his career Dr. Loeb has had an abiding interest in teaching both medical students and house staff. He has received numerous awards as a teacher at Columbia and additionally has devoted substantial time to teaching abroad.

    Last updated August 11, 2020

  • Dr. Lorenz practiced and taught neonatal-perinatal medicine in Level III and IV Newborn Intensive Care Units for more than 35 years prior to his retirement in 2017. He has published basic, clinical, epidemiologic, and bioethical research. In 2016, he received the College of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. He is currently an Emeritus Professor and Special Lecturer in Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

    Last updated November 18, 2022

  • Obituary


    Last updated June 5, 2020

  • James F. Phillips is Professor Emeritus, of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health where he directed research on health systems development in Africa.  Prior to joining the Mailman faculty in 2007, he had Population Council resident assignments in the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Thailand and positions in Nigeria with the US Peace Corps, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and UNICEF. 

    At the Mailman School, Dr. Phillips was the founding Director of Advancing Research on Comprehensive Health Systems (ARCHeS), a program for developing evidence based strategies for improving primary health care program functioning.    He was Principal Investigator of the Connect Project of the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania, the Ghana Essential Health Intervention Programme (GEHIP), and a project known as Mobile Technology for Community Health (MoTeCH) that developed mobile telephone information systems and tested the maternal and child health impact of cellphone augmented health services in northern Ghana.  He was the founding Principal Investigator of a five year collaborative initiative known as a National Program for Strengthening the Implementation of the Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Initiative in Ghana: CHPS+, an implementation research partnership of the Ghana Health Service, the University of Ghana Regional Institute for Population Studies, and Columbia University for testing the replication and scale-up of GEHIP in the Volta and Northern Regions of Ghana. 

    Dr. Phillips has received professional awards for excellence in implementation research (USAID), partnerships (Government of Ghana), technical support (INDEPTH Network) and mentoring (The Mailman School of Public Health). He has published books on techniques for the statistical evaluation of population programs, the determinants of population program success in Bangladesh, and the demography of South Asia. 

    Dr. Phillips was the 2020 recipient of the American Public Health Association Carl S. Schultz Award for Lifetime Achievement in Public Health.

    Professor Phillips holds a sociology-demography PhD degree from the University of Michigan, an MS degree in Population Studies from the University of Hawaii, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Michigan. 

    Last updated September 28, 2020

  • At the Columbia University Irving Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Reiffel has been actively involved in teaching, research, and clinical practice. He has regularly instructed medical students, postgraduate house staff, fellows, and other faculty at the CUIMC campus and has had an active practice in consultative clinical cardiology and cardiac arrhythmic disorders, including atrial fibrillation. He has taught and continues to teach  nationally and internationally. In addition, Dr. Reiffel has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Clinical Research Resource at the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at CUMC.

    At CUIMC, Dr. Reiffel has been a faculty member of the Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory and is s/p Director of that laboratory and the Clinical Electrophysiology fellowship program, as well as having been Co-Director of the Electrocardography Laboratory. In addition, Dr. Reiffel has served as Medical Director of the ECG Core Laboratory of the world renowned Cardiac Research Foundation.

    Among his other professional activities, Dr. Reiffel is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Rhythm Society; a member of the European Society of Cardiology, the Cardiac Safety Research consortium, AF-Screen, and of the Vascular Biology Working Group; and is a diplomate of NASPExAM. Additionally, Dr. Reiffel has been and continues to serve as a peer reviewer for multiple professional journals in medicine and in cardiology, and on the editorial board of some.

    Since 1974, Dr. Reiffel has been actively engaged in the management of cardiac arrhythmic disorders. Beyond his prior patient care activities at CUIMC, Dr. Reiffel has been and continues to be involved in developmental/research studies of electrophysiological techniques, antiarrhythmic pharmaceuticals and devices, anticoagulant therapy for atrial fibrillation, and multiple major multicenter trials including, among others, CAPS, MDPIT, ESVEM, MUSTT, AVID, AFFIRM, AFFECTS, OM-8, ADONIS, ATHENA, RE-LY, HARMONY, HEARTLINE, CABANA and ORBIT-AF. Additionally, Dr. Reiffel has over 500 publications related to cardiac dysrhythmias; has been an invited lecturer at many hundreds of programs and institutions world-wide; and has served as a co-author of the antiarrhythmic drug section of the ABIM Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Self-Assessment Program (EPSAP) and of the cardiac arrhythmia section of the ACC self-assessment program for cardiology.

    Dr. Reiffel’s current research interests include the optimum management of patients with atrial fibrillation and flutter, the development of new antiarrhythmic and anticoagulant pharmaceuticals, and the use of insertable cardiac monitors for improved detection of arrhythmias.


    Education & Experience

    Medical School & Residency

    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Campus

    Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease

    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Campus

    Residency, Internal Medicine

    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Campus

    Internship, Transitional Year

    Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

    Medical School

    Certifications & Licensure

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    Certified in Cardiovascular Disease

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    Certified in Internal Medicine

    NY State Medical License

    FL State Medical License

    Awards, Honors & Recognitions

    Super Doc

    ACC Fellow, AHA Fellow, HRS Fellow, ACP Fellow.

    Cardiology Fellowship teaching award and Ewig clinical scholar.

    Publications – Partial List

    • Risk of major cardiovascular and neurologic events with obstructive sleep apnea among patients with atrial fibrillation.Dalgaard, F., North, R., Pieper, K., Fonarow, G. C., Kowey, P. R., Gersh, B. J., Mahaffey, K. W., Pokorney, S., Steinberg, B. A., Naccarrelli, G., Allen, L. A., Reiffel, J. A., Ezekowitz, M., Singer, D. E., Chan, P. S., Peterson, E. D., Piccini, J. P.
    • Rhythm monitoring strategies in patients at high risk for atrial fibrillation and stroke: A comparative analysis from the REVEAL AF study.Reiffel, J. A., Verma, A., Kowey, P. R., Halperin, J. L., Gersh, B. J., Elkind, M. S., Ziegler, P. D., Kaplon, R. E., Sherfesee, L., Wachter, R.
    • Outcomes and Anticoagulation Use After Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation.Freeman, J. V., Shrader, P., Pieper, K. S., Allen, L. A., Chan, P. S., Fonarow, G. C., Gersh, B. J., Kowey, P. R., Mahaffey, K. W., Naccarelli, G., Reiffel, J. A., Singer, D. E., Go, A. S., Hylek, E. M., Steinberg, B. A., Peterson, E. D., Piccini, J. P.
    • Patterns of amiodarone use and outcomes in clinical practice for atrial fibrillation.Pokorney, S. D., Holmes, D. N., Shrader, P., Thomas, L., Fonarow, G. C., Mahaffey, K. W., Gersh, B. J., Kowey, P. R., Naccarelli, G. V., Freeman, J. V., Singer, D. E., Washam, J. B., Peterson, E. D., Piccini, J. P., Reiffel, J. A.
    • Searching for Atrial Fibrillation Poststroke: A White Paper of the AF-SCREEN International Collaboration.Schnabel, R. B., Haeusler, K. G., Healey, J. S., Freedman, B., Boriani, G., Brachmann, J., Brandes, A., Bustamante, A., Casadei, B., Crijns, H. J., Doehner, W., Engström, G., Fauchier, L., Friberg, L., Gladstone, D. J., Glotzer, T. V., Goto, S., Hankey, G. J., Harbison, J. A., Hobbs, F. D., Johnson, L. S., Kamel, H., Kirchhof, P., Korompoki, E., Krieger, D. W., Lip, G. Y., Løchen, M., Mairesse, G. H., Montaner, J., Neubeck, L., Ntaios, G., Piccini, J. P., Potpara, T. S., Quinn, T. J., Reiffel, J. A., Ribeiro, A. L., Rienstra, M., Rosenqvist, M., Sakis, T., Sinner, M. F., Svendsen, J. H., Van Gelder, I. C., Wachter, R., Wijeratne, T., Yan, B.
    • Guideline-directed therapies for comorbidities and clinical outcomes among individuals with atrial fibrillation.Loring, Z., Shrader, P., Allen, L. A., Blanco, R., Chan, P. S., Ezekowitz, M. D., Fonarow, G. C., Freeman, J. V., Gersh, B. J., Mahaffey, K. W., Naccarelli, G. V., Pieper, K., Reiffel, J. A., Singer, D. E., Steinberg, B. A., Thomas, L. E., Peterson, E. D., Piccini, J. P.
    • Propensity Score Matching: The 'Devil is in the Details' Where More May Be Hidden than You Know.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Biomarkers and their relationship to atrial fibrillation: mechanisms, prognosis and management.Reiffel, J. A.
    • The Interaction Among Atrial Thromboembolism, Atrial Fibrillation, and Atrial Cardiomyopathy.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Changes in Management Following Detection of Previously Unknown Atrial Fibrillation by an Insertable Cardiac Monitor (from the REVEAL AF Study).Verma, A., Wachter, R., Kowey, P. R., Halperin, J. L., Gersh, B. J., Elkind, M. S., Kaplon, R. E., Ziegler, P. D., Sherfesee, L., Reiffel, J. A.
    • Association Between Warfarin Control Metrics and Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes in the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation.Pokorney, S. D., Holmes, D. N., Thomas, L., Fonarow, G. C., Kowey, P. R., Reiffel, J. A., Singer, D. E., Freeman, J. V., Gersh, B. J., Mahaffey, K. W., Hylek, E. M., Naccarelli, G. V., Ezekowitz, M. D., Piccini, J. P., Peterson, E. D.
    • Stroke Rate Variation and Anticoagulation Benefit in Atrial Fibrillation.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Propensity-Score Matching: Optimal, Adequate, or Incomplete?Reiffel, J. A.
    • Treatment of atrial fibrillation with concomitant coronary or peripheral artery disease: Results from the outcomes registry for better informed treatment of atrial fibrillation II.Inohara, T., Shrader, P., Pieper, K., Blanco, R. G., Allen, L. A., Fonarow, G. C., Gersh, B. J., Go, A. S., Ezekowitz, M. D., Kowey, P. R., Reiffel, J. A., Naccarelli, G. V., Chan, P. S., Mahaffey, K. W., Singer, D. E., Freeman, J. V., Steinberg, B. A., Peterson, E. D., Piccini, J. P.
    • Defining Clinically Important Difference in the Atrial Fibrillation Effect on Quality-of-Life Score.Holmes, D. N.,Piccini, J. P.,Allen, L. A.,Fonarow, G. C.,Gersh, B. J.,Kowey, P. R.,O'Brien, E. C.,Reiffel, J. A.,Naccarelli, G. V.,Ezekowitz, M. D.,Chan, P. S.,Singer, D. E.,Spertus, J. A.,Peterson, E. D.,Thomas, L.
    • Reader's Comments: Beyond Atrial Fibrillation Patterns as Contributors to Risk of Thromboembolism.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Effect of Catheter Ablation vs Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy on Mortality, Stroke, Bleeding, and Cardiac Arrest Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: The CABANA Randomized Clinical Trial.Packer, D. L., Mark, D. B., Robb, R. A., Monahan, K. H., Bahnson, T. D., Poole, J. E., Noseworthy, P. A., Rosenberg, Y. D., Jeffries, N., Mitchell, L. B., Flaker, G. C., Pokushalov, E., Romanov, A., Bunch, T. J., Noelker, G., Ardashev, A., Revishvili, A., Wilber, D. J., Cappato, R., Kuck, K., Hindricks, G., Davies, D. W., Kowey, P. R., Naccarelli, G. V., Reiffel, J. A., Piccini, J. P., Silverstein, A. P., Al-Khalidi, H. R., Lee, K. L.
    • Mass Screening for Atrial Fibrillation: The Hype, The Methods, and The Application.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Apples will never be oranges, but when you go fishing you may get a bite.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Complexities in the Atrial Fibrillation-Stroke Relationship: Improving Comprehension of Temporal Discordance, Magnitude Synergism, and Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation -- Three Sources of Consternation for Physicians Who Care for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Association of Race/Ethnicity With Oral Anticoagulant Use in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Findings From the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation II.Essien, U. R., Holmes, D. N., Jackson, L. R., Fonarow, G. C., Mahaffey, K. W., Reiffel, J. A., Steinberg, B. A., Allen, L. A., Chan, P. S., Freeman, J. V., Blanco, R. G., Pieper, K. S., Piccini, J. P., Peterson, E. D., Singer, D. E.
    • Pharmacotherapy for Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease: Insights From ORBIT-AF.Washam, J. B., Holmes, D. N., Thomas, L. E., Pokorney, S. D., Hylek, E. M., Fonarow, G. C., Mahaffey, K. W., Gersh, B. J., Kowey, P. R., Ansell, J. E., Go, A. S., Reiffel, J. A., Freeman, J. V., Singer, D. E., Naccarelli, G., Blanco, R., Peterson, E. D., Piccini, J. P.
    • B-type natriuretic peptide, disease progression and clinical outcomes in atrial fibrillation.Inohara, T.,Kim, S.,Pieper, K.,Blanco, R. G.,Allen, L. A.,Fonarow, G. C.,Gersh, B. J.,Ezekowitz, M. D.,Kowey, P. R.,Reiffel, J. A.,Naccarelli, G. V.,Chan, P. S.,Mahaffey, K. W.,Singer, D. E.,Freeman, J. V.,Steinberg, B. A.,Peterson, E. D.,Piccini, J. P.
    • Embolic and Other Adverse Outcomes in Symptomatic Versus Asymptomatic Patients With Atrial Fibrillation (from the ORBIT-AF Registry).Thind, M., Holmes, D. N., Badri, M., Pieper, K. S., Singh, A., Blanco, R. G., Steinberg, B. A., Fonarow, G. C., Gersh, B. J., Mahaffey, K. W., Peterson, E. D., Reiffel, J. A., Piccini, J. P., Kowey, P. R.
    • Letter by Reiffel Regarding Article, "Unique ECG During Sinus Rhythm in a Patient With A Postmyocardial Infarction-Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia".Reiffel, J. A.
    • Letter by Reiffel Regarding Article, "Treatment of Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation: Does One Plus One Always Equal Two?"Reiffel, J. A.
    • Characteristics and outcomes of adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and atrial fibrillation.Durheim, M. T., Holmes, D. N., Blanco, R. G., Allen, L. A., Chan, P. S., Freeman, J. V., Fonarow, G. C., Go, A. S., Hylek, E. M., Mahaffey, K. W., Pokorney, S. D., Reiffel, J. A., Singer, D. E., Peterson, E. D., Piccini, J. P.
    • Back to the Future-New Data Confirms Old Data.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Prognostic Significance of Nuisance Bleeding in Anticoagulated Patients With Atrial Fibrillation.O'Brien, E. C., Holmes, D. N., Thomas, L. E., Fonarow, G. C., Allen, L. A., Gersh, B. J., Kowey, P. R., Singer, D. E., Ezekowitz, M. D., Naccarelli, G. V., Ansell, J. E., Chan, P. S., Mahaffey, K. W., Go, A. S., Freeman, J. V., Reiffel, J. A., Peterson, E. D., Piccini, J. P., Hylek, E. M.
    • Frequency and Outcomes of Reduced Dose Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Anticoagulants: Results From ORBIT-AF II (The Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation II).Steinberg, B. A., Shrader, P., Pieper, K. S., Thomas, L., Allen, L. A., Ansell, J., Chan, P. S., Ezekowitz, M. D., Fonarow, G. C., Freeman, J. V., Gersh, B. J., Kowey, P. R., Mahaffey, K. W., Naccarelli, G. V., Reiffel, J. A., Singer, D. E., Peterson, E. D., Piccini, J. P.
    • Optimum Risk Assessment for Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: Should We Hold the Status Quo or Consider Magnitude Synergism and Left Atrial Appendage Anatomy?Reiffel, J. A.
    • An Incomplete Story.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Time to Revisit the Time in the Therapeutic Range.Reiffel, J. A.
    • International trends in clinical characteristics and oral anticoagulation treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation: Results from the GARFIELD-AF, ORBIT-AF I, and ORBIT-AF II registries.Steinberg, B. A., Gao, H., Shrader, P., Pieper, K. S., Thomas, L., Camm, A. J., Ezekowitz, M. D., Fonarow, G. C., Gersh, B. J., Goldhaber, S. Z., Haas, S., Hacke, W., Kowey, P. R., Ansell, J., Mahaffey, K. W., Naccarelli, G. V., Reiffel, J. A., Turpie, A. G., Verheugt, F. W., Piccini, J. P., Kakkar, A. K., Peterson, E. D., Fox, K. A.
    • Association of of Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Phenotypes With Treatment Patterns and Outcomes: A Multicenter Registry Study.Inohara, T., Shrader, P., Pieper, K. S., Blanco, R. G., Thomas, L., Singer, D. E., Freeman, J. V., Allen, L. A., Fonarow, G. C., Gersh, B. J., Ezekowitz, M. D., Kowey, P. R., Reiffel, J. A., Naccarelli, G. V., Chan, P. S., Steinberg, B. A., Peterson, E. D., Piccini, J. P.
    • The R-Wave Sign as a Predictor of Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias in Brugada Syndrome: The Criteria Need Verification and Clarification.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Pills Never Work in the Bottle.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Incidence of Previously Undiagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Using Insertable Cardiac Monitors in a High-Risk Population: The REVEAL AF Study.Reiffel, J. A., Verma, A., Kowey, P. R., Halperin, J. L., Gersh, B. J., Wachter, R., Pouliot, E., Ziegler, P. D.
    • Selective Reporting: Silent Atrial Fibrillation and Cryptogenic Strokes.Reiffel, J. A.
    • To the Editor- Minimal QT, not just maximal, may underlie TdP risk in women.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Off-Label Dosing of Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants and Adverse Outcomes: The ORBIT-AF II Registry.Steinberg, B. A., Shrader, P., Thomas, L., Ansell, J., Fonarow, G. C., Gersh, B. J., Kowey, P. R., Mahaffey, K. W., Naccarelli, G. V., Reiffel, J. A., Singer, D. E., Peterson, E. D., Piccini, J. P.
    • Patient factors associated with quality of life in atrial fibrillation.Randolph, T. C., Simon, D. N., Thomas, L., Allen, L. A., Fonarow, G. C., Gersh, B. J., Kowey, P. R., Reiffel, J. A., Naccarelli, G. V., Chan, P. S., Spertus, J. A., Peterson, E. D., Piccini, J. P.
    • Differences in Clinical and Functional Outcomes of Atrial Fibrillation in Women and Men: Two-Year Results From the ORBIT-AF Registry.Piccini, J. P., Simon, D. N., Steinberg, B. A., Thomas, L., Allen, L. A., Fonarow, G. C., Gersh, B., Hylek, E., Kowey, P. R., Reiffel, J. A., Naccarelli, G. V., Chan, P. S., Spertus, J. A., Peterson, E. D.
    • NOAC monitoring, reversal agents, and post-approval safety and effectiveness evaluation: A cardiac safety research consortium think tank.Reiffel, J. A., Weitz, J. I., Reilly, P. A., Kaminskas, E., Sarich, T., Sager, P. T., Seltzer, J.
    • Ibutilide as a Torsade de Pointes Stress Test.Reiffel, J. A.
    • If it were only that simple.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Sinus Node Dysfunction Is Associated With Higher Symptom Burden and Increased Comorbid Illness: Results From the ORBIT-AF Registry.Jackson, L. R., Kim, S. H., Piccini, J. P., Gersh, B. J., Naccarelli, G. V., Reiffel, J. A., Freeman, J. V., Thomas, L., Chang, P., Fonarow, G. C., Go, A. S., Mahaffey, K. W., Peterson, E. D., Kowey, P. R.
    • Does the FDA Owe Us an Explanation?Reiffel, J. A.
    • Increased Heart Rate Is Associated With Higher Mortality in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation (AF): Results From the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of AF (ORBIT-AF).Steinberg, B. A., Kim, S., Thomas, L., Fonarow, G. C., Gersh, B. J., Holmqvist, F., Hylek, E. M., Kowey, P. R., Mahaffey, K. W., Naccarelli, G. V., Reiffel, J. A., Chang, P., Peterson, E. D., Piccini, J. P.
    • The HARMONY Trial: Combined Ranolazine and Dronedarone in the Management of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: Mechanistic and Therapeutic Synergism.Reiffel, J. A., Camm, A. J., Belardinelli, L., Zeng, D., Karwatowska-Prokopczuk, E., Olmsted, A., Zareba, W., Rosero, S., Kowey, P. R.
    • Heart rate is associated with progression of atrial fibrillation, independent of rhythm.Holmqvist, F., Kim, S., Steinberg, B. A., Reiffel, J. A., Mahaffey, K. W., Gersh, B. J., Fonarow, G. C., Naccarelli, G. V., Chang, P., Freeman, J. V., Kowey, P. R., Thomas, L., Peterson, E. D., Piccini, J. P.
    • Are we at the goal line with the novel oral anticoagulants and have we reached the end of the line for dronedarone and vernakalant--or is there more to come?Reiffel, J. A.
    • Editorial: advances in the therapy of atrial fibrillation: incrementally progressive but not without missteps.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Novel oral anticoagulants.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Atrial fibrillation and stroke: epidemiology.Reiffel, J. A.
    • New versus traditional approaches to oral anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Personalized management of atrial fibrillation: Proceedings from the fourth Atrial Fibrillation competence NETwork/European Heart Rhythm Association consensus conference.Kirchhof, P., Breithardt, G., Aliot, E., Khatib, S. A., Apostolakis, S., Auricchio, A., Bailleul, C., Bax, J. J., Benninger, G., Blomstrom-Lundqvist, C., Boersma, L., Boriani, G., Brandes, A., Brown, H., Brueckmann, M., Calkins, H., Casadei, B., Clemens, A., Crijns, H. J., Derwand, R., Dobrev, D., Ezekowitz, M. D., Fetsch, T., Gerth, A., Gillis, A. M., Gulizia, M., Hack, G., Haegeli, L. M., Hatem, S. N., Häusler, K. G., Heidbuechel, H., Hernandez-Brichis, J., Jais, P., Kappenberger, L., Kautzner, J., Kim, S., Kuck, K., Lane, D. A., Leute, A., Lewalter, T., Meyer, R., Mont, L., Moses, G., Mueller, M., Münzel, F., Näbauer, M., Nielsen, J. C., Oeff, M., Oto, A., Pieske, B., Pisters, R., Potpara, T. S., Rasmussen, L., Ravens, U., Reiffel, J. A., Richard-Lordereau, I., Schaefer, H., Schotten, U., Stegink, W., Stein, K. M., Steinbeck, G., Szumowski, L., Tavazzi, L., Themistoclakis, S., Thomitzek, K., Van Gelder, I. C., von Stritzky, B., Vincent, A., Werring, D. J., Willems, S., Lip, G. Y., Camm, A. J.
    • Cross-trial comparisons: a source of confusion, use, or both in the management of patients with atrial fibrillation?Iyer, V., Wang, D. Y., Reiffel, J. A.
    • Relationship between ST-segment recovery and clinical outcomes after primary percutaneous coronary intervention: the HORIZONS-AMI ECG substudy report.Farkouh, M. E., Reiffel, J. A., Dressler, O., Nikolsky, E., Parise, H., Cristea, E., Baran, D. A., Dizon, J., Merab, J. P., Lansky, A. J., Mehran, R., Stone, G. W.
    • Comparative effectiveness of warfarin and new anticoagulants.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Dronedarone: Where Does it Fit in the AF Therapeutic Armamentarium?Reiffel, J. A.
    • Rate versus rhythm control for management of atrial fibrillation in clinical practice: results from the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT-AF) registry.Steinberg, B. A., Holmes, D. N., Ezekowitz, M. D., Fonarow, G. C., Kowey, P. R., Mahaffey, K. W., Naccarelli, G. V., Reiffel, J. A., Chang, P., Peterson, E. D., Piccini, J. P.
    • Correlating perceived arrhythmia symptoms and quality of life in an older population with heart failure: a prospective, single centre, urban clinic study.Hickey, K. T., Reiffel, J. A., Sciacca, R. R., Whang, W., Biviano, A. B., Baumeister, M., Castillo, C., Talathothi, J., Garan, H.
    • Dabigatran: comparison to warfarin, pathway to approval, and practical guidelines for use.Iyer, V., Singh, H. S., Reiffel, J. A.
    • The Concept of "Burden" in Atrial Fibrillation.Rosner, G. F., Reiffel, J. A., Hickey, K.
    • Letter by Reiffel regarding article, "Risk of bleeding with 2 doses of dabigatran compared with warfarin in older and younger patients with atrial fibrillation: an analysis of the Randomized Evaluation of Long-Term Anticoagulant Therapy (RE-LY) trial".Reiffel, J. A.
    • An important indirect drug interaction between dronedarone and warfarin that may be extrapolated to other drugs that can alter gastrointestinal function.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Appropriate cardiac cath lab activation: optimizing electrocardiogram interpretation and clinical decision-making for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction.Rokos, I. C., French, W. J., Mattu, A., Nichol, G., Farkouh, M. E., Reiffel, J. A., Stone, G. W.
    • Atrial fibrillation: what have recent trials taught us regarding pharmacologic management of rate and rhythm control?Reiffel, J. A.
    • The Power of One: a Highly Detailed, Log-Based, Case Example that Clearly Demonstrates the Effective Use of Ranolazine for the Control of Progressive Atrial Fibrillationn.Reiffel, J. A.
    • The Utility of Ambulatory Electrocardiographic Monitoring for Detecting Silent Arrhythmias and Clarifying Symptom Mechanism in an Urban Elderly Population with Heart Failure and Hypertension: Clinical Implications.Hickey KT, Reiffel J, Sciacca RR, Whang W, Biviano A, Baumeister M, Castillo C, Talathothi J, Garan H
    • Cardioversion for atrial fibrillation: treatment options and advances.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Dronedarone For Atrial Fibrillation: Unbridled Enthusiasm Or Just Another Small Step Forward?Reiffel, J. A.
    • Safety of bisphosphonates in the treatment of osteoporosis.Recker, R. R., Lewiecki, E. M., Miller, P. D., Reiffel, J. A.
    • QT Prolongation Following Ectopic Beats: Initial Data Regarding The Upper Limit Of Normal With Possible Implications For Antiarrhythmic Therapy And Concealed (Unexpressed) Long QT.Reiffel, A. J., Reiffel, J. A.
    • Letter by Reiffel regarding article, "Acute pharmacological conversion of atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm".Reiffel, J. A.
    • The Anticoagulated Atrial Fibrillation Patient Who Requires "Curative" Therapy for Prostate Carcinoma: a Bleeding Conundrum.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Demystifying the rate versus rhythm conundrum: new perspectives on recent trials and future treatment options. Introduction.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Device therapies in the post-myocardial infarction patient with left ventricular dysfunction.Kadish, A. H., Reiffel, J. A., Naccarelli, G. V., DiMarco, J. P.
    • GIANT Flutter Waves in ECG Lead V1: a Marker of Pulmonary Hypertension.Reiffel, J. A.
    • An Improved QT Correction Method for use in Atrial Fibrillation and a Comparison with the Assessment of QT in Sinus Rhythm.Saluja, D., Guyotte, J. A., Reiffel, J. A.
    • Rate Versus Rhythm Control Pharmacotherapy For Atrial Fibrillation: Where are We in 2008?Reiffel, J. A.
    • Adjunctive therapy for recurrent ventricular tachycardia in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Antiarrhythmic effects of omega-3 fatty acids.Reiffel, J. A., McDonald, A.
    • Antiarrhythmic drug therapy for atrial fibrillation: are the guidelines guiding clinical practice?Reiffel, J. A., Naccarelli, G. V.
    • Practical algorithms for pharmacologic management of the post myocardial infarction patient.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Drug and drug-device therapy in heart failure patients in the post-COMET and SCD-HeFT era.Reiffel, J. A.
    • The potential for changing prescribing patterns from warfarin to oral direct thrombin inhibitors: clinical scenarios.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Formulation substitution: a frequently overlooked variable in cardiovascular drug management.Reiffel, J. A.
    • Will direct thrombin inhibitors replace warfarin for preventing embolic events in atrial fibrillation?Reiffel, J. A.
    • Change in the retrograde atrial activation sequence following radiofrequency modification of the atrioventricular node: implications for the electrophysiologic circuit of a variant of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia.Dizon J, Reiffel J, Kassotis J, Woollett I, Garan H
    • Microcomplex--a new incomplete heart block pattern.Reiffel, J. A., Cook, J. R.
    • Cardiology patient page. The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: patient perspective.Reiffel, J. A., Dizon, J.
    • Is it rational, reasonable or excessive, and consistently applied? One view of the increasing FDA emphasis on safety first for the release and use of antiarrhythmic drugs for supraventricular arrhythmias.Reiffel JA
    • Importance of QT interval determination and renal function assessment during antiarrhythmic drug therapy.Reiffel JA, Appel G
    • Issues in the use of generic antiarrhythmic drugs.Reiffel JA
    • Time dependent changes in duration of ventricular repolarization after AV node ablation: insights into the possible mechanism of postprocedural sudden death.Dizon J, Blitzer M, Rubin D, Coromilas J, Costeas C, Kassotis J, Reiffel J
    • Effects of aging and gender on QT dispersion in an overtly healthy population.Kassotis J, Costeas C, Bedi AK, Tolat A, Reiffel J
    • The actions of ibutilide and class Ic drugs on the slow sodium channel: new insights regarding individual pharmacologic effects elucidated through combination therapies.Reiffel JA, Blitzer M
    • Formulation substitution and other pharmacokinetic variability: underappreciated variables affecting antiarrhythmic efficacy and safety in clinical practice.Reiffel JA
    • Drug choices in the treatment of atrial fibrillation.Reiffel JA
    • Generic antiarrhythmics are not therapeutically equivalent for the treatment of tachyarrhythmias.Reiffel JA, Kowey PR
    • Inpatient versus outpatient antiarrhythmic drug initiation: safety and cost-effectiveness issues.Reiffel JA
    • The importance of considering trial design when interpreting clinical trial results.Reiffel JA
    • Beta-blocker use and survival in patients with ventricular fibrillation or symptomatic ventricular tachycardia: the Antiarrhythmics Versus Implantable Defibrillators (AVID) trial.Exner DV, Reiffel JA, Epstein AE, Ledingham R, Reiter MJ, Yao Q, Duff HJ, Follmann D, Schron E, Greene HL, Carlson MD, Brodsky MA, Akiyama T, Baessler C, Anderson JL
    • Predictability of response rates, efficacy, risks, and intolerance with sotalol when used for sustained ventricular arrhythmias.Reiffel JA
    • Selecting an antiarrhythmic agent for atrial fibrillation should be a patient-specific, data-driven decision.Reiffel JA
    • Importance of beta blockade in the therapy of serious ventricular arrhythmias.Reiter MJ, Reiffel JA
    • Antiarrhythmic drugs and devices for the management of ventricular tachyarrhythmia in ischemic heart disease.Reiffel JA, Reiter MJ, Blitzer M
    • Double-wave reentry in orthodromic atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia: paradoxical shortening of the tachycardia cycle length with development of ipsilateral bundle branch block.Coromilas J, Kassotis J, Dizon J, Reiffel J, Costeas C, Lipka L
    • Rhythm management in atrial fibrillation--with a primary emphasis on pharmacologic therapy: Part 3.Kassotis J, Costeas C, Blitzer M, Reiffel JA
    • Impact of structural heart disease on the selection of class III antiarrhythmics for the prevention of atrial fibrillation and flutter.Reiffel JA
    • Rhythm management in atrial fibrillation--with a primary emphasis on pharmacological therapy: Part 2.Costeas C, Kassotis J, Blitzer M, Reiffel JA
    • Rhythm management in atrial fibrillation--with a primary emphasis on pharmacological therapy: Part 1.Blitzer M, Costeas C, Kassotis J, Reiffel JA
    • Prolonging survival by reducing arrhythmic death: pharmacologic therapy of ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation.Reiffel JA
    • Sotalol for ventricular tachyarrhythmias: beta-blocking and class III contributions, and relative efficacy versus class I drugs after prior drug failure. ESVEM Investigators. Electrophysiologic Study Versus Electrocardiographic Monitoring.Reiffel JA, Hahn E, Hartz V, Reiter MJ
    • Effects of the ventricular activation sequence on the JT interval.Banker J, Dizon J, Reiffel J
    • Reproducibility of drug efficacy predictions by Holter monitoring in the electrophysiologic study versus electrocardiographic monitoring (ESVEM) trial. ESVEM Investigators.Reiter MJ, Karagounis LA, Mann DE, Reiffel JA, Hahn E, Hartz V
    • Implications of the Electrophysiologic Study versus Electrocardiographic Monitoring trial for controlling ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation.Reiffel JA
    • Exploration of the precision of classifying sudden cardiac death. Implications for the interpretation of clinical trials.Pratt CM, Greenway PS, Schoenfeld MH, Hibben ML, Reiffel JA
    • A summary and assessment of the findings and conclusions of the ESVEM trial.Mason JW, Marcus FI, Bigger JT, Lazzara R, Reiffel JA, Reiter MJ, Mann D
    • Influence of Holter monitor and electrophysiologic study methods and efficacy criteria on the outcome of patients with ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation in the ESVEM trial.Reiffel JA, Reiter MJ, Freedman RA, Mann D, Huang SK, Hahn E, Hartz V, Mason J
    • Desired mechanisms of drugs for ventricular arrhythmia: class III antiarrhythmic agents.Lipka LJ, Dizon JM, Reiffel JA
    • How do physicians determine when to perform an "on-drug" electrophysiology study for efficacy determination in patients with sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmias: a previously unaddressed variable that may affect efficacy rates.Reiffel JA, Banker J
    • Structural heart disease: its importance in association with antiarrhythmic drug therapy.Reiffel JA, Correia J
    • "In the absence of structural heart disease...." What is it, and why does it matter in antiarrhythmic drug therapy?Reiffel JA, Correia J
    • Left atrial appendage function and thrombus formation in atrial fibrillation-flutter: a transesophageal echocardiographic study.Santiago D, Warshofsky M, Li Mandri G, Di Tullio M, Coromilas J, Reiffel J, Homma S
    • Electrophysiological testing of sinus node function: diagnostic and prognostic application-including updated information from sinus node electrograms.Reiffel JA, Kuehnert MJ
    • A consensus report on antiarrhythmic drug use.Reiffel JA, Estes NA, Waldo AL, Prystowsky EN, DiBianco R
    • Evolutionary paths in arrhythmia management: influences of substrate, studies, and seismology.Reiffel JA, Correia J
    • Improved rate control in atrial fibrillation.Reiffel JA
    • Evidence suggesting time-dependent recovery of excitability in the in vivo human sinus node.Reiffel JA, Cook JA, Meissner MD
    • Optimum duration of transtelephonic ECG monitoring when used for transient symptomatic event detection.Reiffel JA, Schulhof E, Joseph B, Severance E, Wyndus P, McNamara A
    • Physician attitudes toward the use of type IC antiarrhythmics after the Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial (CAST).Reiffel JA, Cook JR
    • The duration of the sinus node depolarization on transvenous sinus node electrograms can identify sinus node dysfunction and can suggest its severity.Reiffel JA, Zimmerman G
    • Efficacy, safety, and tolerance of d-sotalol in patients with refractory supraventricular tachyarrhythmias.Sahar DI, Reiffel JA, Bigger JT, Squatrito A, Kidwell GA
    • Relation of baseline characteristics to suppression of ventricular arrhythmias during placebo and active antiarrhythmic therapy in patients after myocardial infarction.Anderson JL, Hallstrom AP, Griffith LS, Ledingham RB, Reiffel JA, Yusuf S, Barker AH, Fowles RE, Young JB
    • Phase analysis of gated blood pool scintigraphic images to localize bypass tracts in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.Johnson LL, Seldin DW, Yeh HL, Spotnitz HM, Reiffel JA
    • Sensitivity, specificity, and reproducibility of programmed ventricular stimulation.Bigger JT, Reiffel JA, Livelli FD, Wang PJ
    • Usefulness of atrioventricular nodal Wenckebach periodicity in predicting sinus nodal entrance block during atrial pacing.Wang P, Reiffel JA, Zimmerman J, Livelli F, Gliklich J, Ferrick K, Bigger JT, Noethling P
    • Transcatheter ablation: safety and convenience modifications.Reiffel JA
    • Electrophysiologic testing in patients with recurrent syncope: are results predicted by prior ambulatory monitoring?Reiffel JA, Wang P, Bower R, Bigger JT, Livelli F, Ferrick K, Gliklich J, Zimmerman J
    • Sinus node echoes and concealed concealed conduction: additional sinus node phenomena confirmed in man by direct sinus node electrography.Reiffel JA, Bigger JT, Ferrick K, Livelli FD, Gliklich J, Wang P, Bosner R
    • Drug-device interactions: clinical considerations.Reiffel JA, Coromilas J, Zimmerman JM, Spotnitz HM
    • Electrophysiologic studies of the sinus node and atria.Reiffel JA, Ferrick K, Zimmerman J, Bigger JT
    • Further evidence for decremental conduction in the sinoatrial junction.Reiffel JA
    • Prognosis after recovery from acute myocardial infarction.Bigger JT, Coromilas J, Weld FM, Reiffel JA, Rolnitzky LM
    • Current status of direct recordings of the sinus node electrogram in man.Reiffel JA, Bigger JT
    • Indirectly estimated sinoatrial conduction time by the atrial premature stimulus technique: patterns of error and the degree of associated inaccuracy as assessed by direct sinus node electrography.Reiffel JA, Gang E, Livelli F, Gliklich J, Bigger JT
    • Holter versus electrophysiologic studies in the management of malignant ventricular arrhythmias.Bigger JT, Reiffel JA
    • Sinus node recovery times following the spontaneous termination of supraventricular tachycardia and following atrial overdrive pacing: a comparison.Gang ES, Reiffel JA, Livelli FD, Bigger JT
    • Sinus node recovery time related to paced cycle length in normals and patients with sinoatrial dysfunction.Reiffel JA, Gang E, Bigger JT, Livelli F, Rolnitzky L, Cramer M
    • Response to programmed ventricular stimulation: sensitivity, specificity and relation to heart disease.Livelli FD, Bigger JT, Reiffel JA, Gang ES, Patton JN, Noethling PM, Rolnitzky LM, Gliklich JI
    • Four-contact glove probe method for rapid recording of cardiac electrograms during surgery.Spotnitz HM, Gliklich JI, Ross S, Reiffel JA, Malm JR, Bigger JT, Hoffman BF
    • Electrophysiologic effects of procainamide on sinus function in patients with and without sinus node disease.Goldberg D, Reiffel JA, Davis JC, Gang E, Livelli F, Bigger JT
    • Quinidine-digoxin interaction: time course and pharmacokinetics.Leahey EB, Bigger JT, Butler VP, Reiffel JA, O'Connell GC, Scaffidi LE, Rottman JN
    • Clinical and electrophysiologic characteristics of sinoatrial entrance block evaluated by direct sinus node electrography: prevalence, relation to antegrade sinoatrial conduction time, and relevance to sinus node disease.Reiffel JA, Gang E, Livelli F, Gliklich J, Bigger JT
    • Optic neuritis and heart block in Kearns-Sayre syndrome.Davis JC, Reiffel JA, Behrens M, Rowland L, Mascitelli R, Seplowitz A
    • Sinus node dysfunction caused by methyldopa and digoxin.Davis JC, Reiffel JA, Bigger JT
    • The human sinus node electrogram: a transvenous catheter technique and a comparison of directly measured and indirectly estimated sinoatrial conduction time in adults.Reiffel JA, Gang E, Gliklich J, Weiss MB, Davis JC, Patton JN, Bigger JT
    • The effect of quinidine and other oral antiarrhythmic drugs on serum digoxin. A prospective study.Leahey EB, Reiffel JA, Giardina EG, Bigger JT
    • Does DC cardioversion affect isoenzyme recognition of myocardial infarction?Reiffel JA, McCarthy DM, Leahey EB
    • Enhanced cardiac effect of digoxin during quinidine treatment.Leahey EB, Reiffel JA, Heissenbuttel RH, Drusin RE, Lovejoy WP, Bigger JT
    • Effects of digoxin on sinus nodal function before and after vagal blockade in patients with sinus nodal dysfunction: a clue to the mechanisms of the action of digitalis on the sinus node.Reiffel JA, Bigger JT, Cramer M
    • A previously unrecognized drug interaction between quinidine and digoxin.Reiffel JA, Leahey EB, Drusin RE, Heissenbuttel RH, Lovejoy W, Bigger JT
    • Sick sinus syndrome.Bigger JT, Reiffel JA
    • Pure anterior conduction delay: a variant "fascicular" defect.Reiffel JA, Bigger JT
    • Interaction between quinidine and digoxin.Leahey EB, Reiffel JA, Drusin RE, Heissenbuttel RH, Lovejoy WP, Bigger JT
    • Direct current cardioversion. Effect on creatine kinase, lactic dehydrogenase and myocardial isoenzymes.Reiffel JA, Gambino SR, McCarthy DM, Leahey EB
    • Ability of Holter electrocardiographic recording and atrial stimulation to detect sinus nodal dysfunction in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with sinus bradycardia.Reiffel JA, Bigger JT, Cramer M, Reid DS
    • Augmentation of auscultatory and echocardiographic mitral valve prolapse by atrial premature depolarizations.Reiffel JA, Green WM, King DL
    • Case studies: Simultaneous intermittent intraatrial and intraventricular conduction defects mimicking trifascicular conduction delay.Reiffel JA, Antman EM, Casella AJ, Drusin R
    • Letter: Ventricular tachycardia.Reiffel JA
    • "Paradoxical" prolongation of sinus nodal recovery time after atropine in the sick sinus syndrome.Reiffel JA, Bigger JT, Giardina EG
    • Diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. Relative efficiency of serum enzyme and isoenzyme measurements.Galen RS, Reiffel JA, Gambino R
    • The relationship between sinoatrial conduction time and sinus cycle length during spontaneous sinus arrhythmia in adults.Reiffel JA, Bigger JT, Konstam MA
    • Enzymes in infarction.Galen RS, Reiffel JA, Gambino SR


    Last updated, August 19, 2020

  • Jacqueline van Gorkom is Rutherfurd professor emerita of astronomy. As a student she was told, if you observe a lot and look very carefully at your data, you are bound to find interesting things. This has been her motto over the years. Prof. van Gorkom is a radio astronomer interested in the role of gas in galaxy evolution. She has explored the fate of gas in different environments, clusters, voids, groups, and mergers. Prof. van Gorkom is currently investigating the role of gas in galaxy growth over time and using the new capabilities of the upgraded VLA and MeerKAT. She received her PhD at the Kapteyn Institute in Groningen, spent a decade on the scientific staff at the VLA and then joined the faculty at Columbia, where she was Director of Graduate Studies for two decades and Chair for seven years. She has held visiting appointments at the Raman Institute in Bangalore, the Kapteyn Institute in Groningen, in Princeton, Berkeley, and Caltech.

    Last updated December 22, 2022

  • Ira B. Lamster served on the faculty of Columbia University from 1988 to 2017. He was Dean of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine from 2001 to 2012, and Senior Vice President of Columbia University Medical Center from 2006 to 2012. From 2012 to 2017 Dr. Lamster was a member of the Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health.

    Dr. Lamster is currently Dean Emeritus, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, a Clinical Professor at the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, and a member of the Santa Fe Group.

    Dr. Lamster’s research efforts have focused on diagnostic testing and risk assessment for periodontal disease, the interrelationship of periodontal disease and systemic disease, the oral health care needs of older adults and the future of dental education and practice. Dr. Lamster is the author of more than 200 manuscripts and book chapters.

    He is the Editor of “Improving Oral Health for the Elderly.” published by Springer in February 2008, and has edited two volumes of Dental Clinics of North America (January 2011, Contemporary Concepts in the Diagnosis of Oral Dental Disease; October 2012, Primary Health Care in the Dental Office). He is the Editor of Diabetes and Oral Health: An Interprofessional Approach published by Wiley Blackwell in 2014. From 2015 to 2021 he served as Editor-in-Chief of the International Dental Journal.

    Last updated November 18, 2022

  • Hoshang J. Khambatta was born in Bombay (Mumbai), India, in 1931 and grew up in Karachi, Pakistan where he obtained his medical degree. After postgraduate studies in England, Great Britain, he came to the United States of America in 1968 and joined the Department of Anesthesiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, spending the next 33 years there before retiring. He has published over 60 papers in medical journals and contributed to medical textbooks. During retirement he has participated in medical missions in Central America, India and China. Upon totally giving up the practice of anesthesiology he rejoined Columbia University as a student to read Philosophy. Recently he published two more books, namely, "Plato - All Dialogues Summarized" (2016) and "Zoroastrianism - A Brief History" (2020).

    Last updated August 21, 2020

  • Dr. Morishima was born in 1929 in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. She graduated from Toho University, Medical School in 1951. In 1960, she obtained a Ph.D. degree in medicine from the University of Tokyo. She came to the United States in 1959 as a resident of the anesthesia department at Washington D.C General Hospital. In 1961, she became a faculty member at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Anesthesiology, where she then dedicated the rest of her academic career. She was appointed as Assistant Professor in 1968, Associate Professor in 1974, and Professor of Anesthesiology in 1984. In 1986, she was also appointed as Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Until she retired in 2002, she made significant contributions to research and education in the fields of Obstetrics Anesthesia and Perinatology.

    Dr. Morishima contributed to the advancement of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology in both Japan and the United States. Her dedicated research in these fields led to new methods that contributed to safer anesthesia for pregnant women, fetuses, and newborn infants. Over the years, she also served as a member of the Research Review Committee, Study Sections for the United States National Institute of Health, as well as National Institute of Drug Abuse, Biomedical Research Review Committee.

    From 1968 to 2002, she mentored and trained many young physicians and Ph.D. candidates, including students in the United States as well as those from Japan and other countries, in the fields of obstetric anesthesia and perinatology.

    Dr. Morishima tirelessly contributed to the academic exchange between Japan and the United States in her fields of specialty. She still often gives lectures at conferences for Japanese Society of Anesthesiology and Japanese Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology as well as at various medical schools.

    Dr. Morishima has been an active lecturer on the topic of gender equality and the empowerment of women in the medical field in Japan. Through her life's experience in breaking the "glass ceiling" barrier of the predominantly male medical societies in the United States, she has become a role model and had been sharing her wisdom and knowledge with other female physicians, particularly in Japan, to promote continuing professionalism for women.

    On April 12, 2012, the Government of Japanese conferred Dr. Morishima with the Imperial Decoration of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, for her lifetime contribution to the academic exchanges between Japan and the United States of America.  The Order of the Sacred Treasure (or 瑞宝章 Zuihō-shō in Japanese) was established on 4 January 1888 by Emperor Meiji and originally called the Order of Meiji. 


    Last updated August 17, 2020

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    Last Updated: June 5, 2020

  • Biography of Heidrun (Heidi) Rotterdam

    Heidrun was born in war-torn Germany in 1943, in a small village near the then German city of Danzig, now the Polish city of Gdansk, the fifth child of Walter Vogelberg, an agricultural consultant and teacher, and the first and only child of Ruth Vogelberg, an elementary school teacher. When the Russian army invaded the Eastern part of Germany in 1945, the family fled to Schleswig – Holstein, the most Northern state of what became West Germany, where relatives offered temporary shelter. Her youth was marked by poverty, disease and fear of war. War seemed to the child a necessary evil, for which you had to prepare. A good student, eager to learn, she won a scholarship  at age 16 to study for a year in the U.S. Sponsored by the Michigan Council of Churches, she spent one year in Pontiac, Michigan, attending and graduating from the Waterford Township High School in 1960.

    Upon her return to Germany, she had to attend high school for another year, graduating from the Gymnasium in Neumünster in 1961.  She decided to study medicine, since that appeared the most reasonable choice in an unstable world. Doctors were always needed. After finishing medical school in Munich in 1968, she married Paul Rotterdam, an Austrian painter, whose career was starting to take off with exhibitions in Vienna, Italy and the U.S. Invited as a guest lecturer to teach at Harvard University, he and his wife moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts. A daughter, Charlotte, was born in Cambridge in 1969.

    Unable to secure a residency in Internal Medicine, her first choice, Heidrun accepted an offer for a residency in Pathology at the Pieter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston in 1971. Two years later, the family moved to New York City, at the urging of the painter husband, who realized that New York was the center of the American art world. The couple divorced a few years later.

    In New York, Heidrun finished her residency in Pathology at Lenox Hill Hospital and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in 1973. Gastrointestinal pathology became her specialty. She published articles and books, was invited to lecture nationally and internationally, and became an expert in the pathology of AIDS. She left Lenox Hill Hospital in 1985 for an academic career at New York University and later Columbia University, where she remained until her retirement at age 70 in 2013.

    Rather than give up her professional activities entirely, she accepted an offer as a part time consultant in gastrointestinal pathology at New York Gastroenterology. Her ultimate retirement is scheduled for June 2020.

    There will be time for her hobbies, reading, writing (short stories and poems), playing the piano, travelling, and gardening at her upstate NY country house.  She has 2 grandchildren, with whom she travels every year.

    Last updated April 14, 2020

  • Dr. Harvey J. Weiss received his AB from Harvard in 1951 and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1955. He has had a long career at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. From 1996-1999, he was a member of the Committee on Appointments and Promotion (COAP), serving as Chairman in his final year.

    He retired in 1999 and is now Professor Emeritus of Medicine. From 1969-1996, he was the Director of the Division of Hematology-Oncology, first at Roosevelt Hospital, and later at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital. From 1980-1986, he served on the Subcommittee for Certification in Hematology of the American Board of Internal Medicine. The recipient of numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Weiss’s research focused on basic mechanisms involved in the arrest of bleeding at sites of injured blood vessels, and in the formation of dangerous intravascular thrombi.

    Among his major contributions were the first reports that aspirin inhibited platelet aggregation and thrombus formation in experimental models. These observations form the basis for its current use in preventing heart attacks and strokes. He and his colleagues were the first to describe the two major functions of von Willebrand factor, specifically its role in promoting the deposition of platelets at sites of blood vessel injury, and as the carrier protein for Factor VIII in plasma that protects it from proteolysis. For these and other studies that included elucidation of the platelet defects in patients with previously undiagnosed bleeding disorders, Dr. Weiss was elected to membership in the American Society on Clinical Investigation in 1970, and to the Association of American Physicians in 1977. In 1994, he was awarded a Distinguished Career Award from the International Society on Thrombosis & Haemostasis.

    Last updated June 15, 2020

  • Harvey A. Hornstein, Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Organization and Leadership, received his Ph.D. from TC in 1964 and joined the TC faculty in 1966. He was a Professor for over 30 years, including nine years as Chair of the Division of Psychology and Speech Pathology at Columbia’s Teachers College.

    Hornstein's recent scholarly interests have focused on psychological violence in the workplace, factors affecting self-awareness on learning, and the formation of in-group/out-group boundaries.

    He is the author of Sympathy, Altruism and Helping (1979), Social Intervention: A Behaviorial Science Approach (1971), Cruelty and Kindness: A New Look at Aggression and Altruism (1976), Managing Human Forces in Organizations (1982), Managerial Courage (1986), A Knight in Shining Armor (1991), Brutal Bosses (1996) and Haves and the Have Nots: The Abuse of Power and Privilege in the Workplace and How to Control It (2002).

    In a Fortune magazine review of Brutal Bosses, the reviewer Kenneth Labich says that Hornstein's work is "a disturbing study of managerial abuse" and that the "book effectively documents the spread of some undeniably monstrous behavior."

    Besides authoring numerous other publications, Hornstein was on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Behaviorial Science and a consulting editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology.

    He has consulted with executives in 15 countries, in industries including technology, banking, insurance, air travel, chemicals, and entertainment.

    Last Updated: April 5, 2021

  • Harriet Zuckerman is Professor Emerita at Columbia University and former Senior Vice President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Professor Zuckerman received her Ph.D. from Columbia in 1965 and an A.B. from Vassar College in 1958.

    Serving as a professor of Sociology at Columbia for 27 years, and department chairman for four, she was one of the early cadres of sociologists who studied science as a social institution. Her research examined social stratification in science in books such as Scientific Elite: Nobel Laureates in the United States and The Outer Circle: Women in the Scientific Community while her papers treated scientific misconduct, the emergence of scientific specialties, careers of men and women scientists, intellectual property rights in science and scholarship, and the history and operation of the referee process in scientific journals. Her current research examines the paths Ph.D.s in the humanities take to earning tenure and sociological semantics—the exploration of language as an indicator of societal development.

    At the Mellon Foundation, she oversaw its grant portfolios on Universities and the Humanities, its support r scholars, research institutes, research libraries, and the development of new lines of inquiry. She also supervised Foundation’s research grants on higher education. A book, Educating Scholars (with co-authors Ronald Ehrenberg, Jeffrey Groen, and Sharon Brucker), assessed the effectiveness of programs aimed at speeding up the protracted time students take to complete the Ph.D. in the humanities.

    Professor Zuckerman has held fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and the Russell Sage Foundation. A member of the American Philosophical Society where she now chairs its nominations committee, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she holds honorary degrees from Eötvos Lorand, the University of Budapest, and Warwick University in the U.K.

    She has also served on the Committee on Selection of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and on the boards of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Social Science Research Council, and as a trustee of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. She is also a board member of Annual Reviews, Inc. a scientific publisher, and the MIT Corporation’s Visiting Committee in the Humanities. She is now on the Advisory Committee of the Columbia University Press.

    When she retired from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a fellowship was established at Columbia University in her name for graduate students in the sociology, history, and philosophy of science

    Updated June 21, 2023

  • Harold Frucht joined the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2001 as the Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology in the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases. He graduated from the SUNY Upstate Medical Center in 1982 where he subsequently stayed for internship and residency in Internal Medicine, as well as a first year of Gastroenterology fellowship training. To pursue scientific research, he completed his fellowship in the Digestive Diseases Branch of NIDDK at the NIH, where he continued as a Senior Staff Fellow. Clinical research was focused on neuroendocrine tumors, Zollinger Ellison Syndrome, gastric acid physiology, and many of the initial clinical trials of acid suppression with H2-receptor antagonists and with proton pump inhibitors. After establishing a collaborative relationship with investigators in the NCI-Naval Medical Oncology Branch of the NIH, basic science research focused on tumor biology of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and of gastrointestinal cancers. Specific interests included autocrine growth of cancers by G-protein mediated cell surface receptors, and calcium signal transduction in the mechanism of tumor growth.

    In 1991, he was recruited to the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia as the Director of Gastroenterology. The goal was to establish a gastroenterology inpatient and consult service, an endoscopy unit, collaborate on gastrointestinal cancer clinical research, and basic science research on cancer biology. All clinical aspects were accomplished, and included a GI Fellowship training program in collaboration with the Division of Gastroenterology of the Thomas Jefferson University Medical College. He was fortunate to develop a relationship with Dr. Alfred G. Knudson as a result of which he developed a major interest in molecular and clinical cancer genetics. This led to collaboration with the Population Science Division of the FCCC and the establishment of the Gastrointestinal Tumor Risk Assessment Program. Basic science research funding was obtained and led to insights of the mechanism of colon cancer growth mediated by gastrointestinal hormones, the muscarinic cholinergic receptor, prostaglandin E2 and cox-2 expression, and PPAR induced apoptosis.

    After ten years in Philadelphia, he was recruited to the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons with a clinical appointment at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia. As Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology in the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases in the Department of Medicine, he established the Columbia Colon Cancer Prevention Program, which included a clinical database for research studies. As a result of his interest in molecular and cancer genetics, and gastrointestinal cancer prevention, he was a founding member of the Pancreas Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. As Director of the Pancreas Center Prevention and Genetics Program, he created the infrastructure that would result in numerous important clinical and translational research endeavors and publications. Under his direction and as a result of his accomplishments and vision of the program potential, the Pancreas Center Prevention and Genetics Program was selected as the recipient of very generous funding. This allowed for the establishment of a number of needed staff positions, including a Prevention Program Administrator, a Pancreas Program Prevention Fellow Trainee, and a certified genetic counselor; computer hardware and software; administrative office and clinical space; pathological specimen procurement and database formation; and expanded collaboration with other academic institutions research studies of pancreas cancer genetics and prevention.

    Having been influenced by many outstanding mentors throughout his training and academic career, Dr. Frucht has always considered teaching a major aspect of his responsibilities. This has in fact been one of the most enjoyable and satisfying undertakings of his career. From training at the Upstate Medical Center, research position at the NIH, and academic positions at the Fox Chase Cancer Center and at CUMC, he has been fortunate to be trusted with educational, clinical, and research aspects of medical students, residents, fellows, and non-medical professionals.

    Many significant research endeavors were undertaken by these trainees and resulted in often referenced publications on: head and neck SCC as part of the germline mutation induced FAMMM syndrome; pancreas cancer genetics, screening and prevention of pancreatic cancer in high risk patients; epidemiologic and clinical risks of pancreatic cancer; BRCA1 and BRCA2 germline mutations as risk factors and predisposition to pancreas cancer; and collaboration in the International Cancer of the Pancreas Screening (CAPS) Consortium, which created and published guidelines on the management of patients with increased risk of familial pancreas cancer. All of the trainees have gone on to successful academic careers and clinical endeavors.

    Updated June 27, 2023

  • Biography

    Dr. Hae Kim, MD is a psychiatry specialist in New York, NY. He graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine in 1958 and specializes in psychiatry and psychoanalysis.


    • Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis 

    Board Certifications

    • Psychiatry



    NY School of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis, affiliated with Columbia Psychoanalytic Institute 


    Brooklyn State Hospital

    Psychiatric residency


    Kings County-Downstate Medical Center

    Psychiatric residency


    Christ Hospital

    Internship Hospital


    Seoul National University College of Medicine 

    Medical School


    Last updated April 15, 2020

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    Last Updated June 5, 2020

  • Dr. Lowy’s research focused on the pathogenesis of staphylococcal infections and the transmission of antimicrobial-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in high-risk populations. These populations included the Columbia neighborhood, New York State prisons, and families. His research also involved the study of virulence factors associated with staphylococcal infections. He remains active as a teacher at the medical school and at the college. At the college he teaches a course on the global threat of antimicrobial resistance.

    • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    • Internship: Harlem Hospital Center
    • Residency: Harlem Hospital Center
    • Fellowship: Albert Einstein Medical Center

    Last updated February 7, 2022

  • Frank Wolf is Dean Emeritus of the School of Professional Studies.  A graduate of Williams College, Wolf holds a second bachelor’s degree from Worcester College, Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University (1971). He served on the faculty at Drew University in Madison, NJ (1969-78) before returning to Columbia in 1979 as Associate Dean of the School of General Studies (1979–1995), where he served as well as Acting Dean (1992–1994). 

    In 1995 General Studies was divided into two units, and Wolf was appointed Dean of what was initially called the “Division of Special Programs.”  Under Wolf’s leadership the unit was first renamed “Continuing Education,” and in 2002, became the School of Continuing Education, with authority to grant the Master of Science degree.  As founding dean, he put in place six applied M.S. programs before retiring in 2006 when he was named Dean Emeritus.

    While at Columbia, Wolf taught undergraduate courses in Political Science.  He also served as the director of Columbia’s overseas programs: most notably, the undergraduate program at Reid Hall in Paris, and later the programs in Berlin, Kyoto, Beijing, and Shanghai.  He was also responsible for the creation of eight Liberal Studies M.A. programs, now administered by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  Finally, he was the Arts and Sciences Dean in charge of language instruction from 1993 until his retirement, and served as Columbia’s representative to the Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching during those years.

    Upon his retirement in 2006 he joined the Thomas J. Watson Foundation as Director of the Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship (https://watson.foundation/fellowships/jk), a mentoring and professional development program working with undergraduates in New York City colleges. He retired from the Watson Foundation in 2012 to take up the position of Executive Director of the Child Welfare Fund where he served until June, 2021 (http://www.nycwf.org).

    He has also been active as a volunteer in the world of social services. From 1988-96 he was a paraprofessional social worker at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis working with people with AIDS. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Urban Pathways (2006-13), a homeless services organization which works principally to support and ultimately to house the formerly chronically homeless in New York City.  He currently serves as one of five elected Trustees of the incorporated Village of Saltaire, NY.

    Last updated April 18, 2023

  • Frank J. Sciulli is an American experimental physicist, specializing in particle physics.

    Sciulli studied at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with bachelor's degree in 1960, master's degree in 1961, and PhD in 1965 with a dissertation involving experiments on K-meson decays. He was a postdoc at California Institute of Technology, where he became assistant professor in 1969 and later a professor. In 1981 he became a professor at Columbia University, where he chaired the Physics department from 1988 to 1991.  He was named Pupin Professor of Physics in 2001.

    At the beginning of his career, Sciulli did research on how hadrons reveal the selection rules that govern the weak interaction. In the late 1960s, he turned to deep-inelastic scattering of neutrinos by nucleons. This research, which came to be called the CCFR (Chicago-Columbia-Fermilab-Rochester) collaboration at Fermilab, had an impact on the quark model, weak neutral currents and quantum chromodynamics. Sciulli continued with the CCFR collaboration until 1990. Beginning in 1985, he was involved with the HERA accelerator of the DESY. At Columbia University his scientific team, which included Allen Caldwell and John Parsons, worked on designing and constructing instrumentation and accumulating and analyzing data for the ZEUS experiment associated with HERA. In 2004 he retired from Columbia University as Pupin Professor Emeritus.

    After formal retirement he continued to work on ZEUS data. He also served on the Fermilab Board of Trustees and as co-chair of the Experimental Advisory Committee of the Sanford Underground Research Facility. In 1995 he received the Panofsky Prize. In 1982 he was elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), in 1998 a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and in 2009 a member of the National Academy of Sciences. With Mary K. Gaillard and Paul Grannis, he contributed an invited article for the APS Centenary.


    Last updated August 19, 2020

  • Frances Pritchett is Professor Emerita of Modern Indic Languages, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies. She received her M.A from the University of California at Berkeley and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, in South Asian Languages and Civilizations; she taught at Columbia from 1982 to 2013. Her books includeNets of Awareness: Urdu Poetry and Its Critics (University of California Press, 1994);The Romance Tradition in Urdu: Adventures from the Dastan of Amir Hamzah (Columbia University Press, 1991). She maintains a very large website of study materials (texts, translations, images) about South Asia for the use of students and teachers, and is currently working on a commentary on the poetry of the brilliant Urdu and Persian poet ‘Ghalib’ (1797-1869). This project is available online as A Desertful of Roses: the Urdu Ghazals of Mirza Asadullah Khan "Ghalib."

    Last updated October 6, 2020

  • Dr. Frances A. Boyd has been at Columbia University teaching language and mentoring teachers for over thirty years. She has developed and taught courses in all levels of academic English, English for Business Purposes, English for International Teaching Fellows, and graduate courses in TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy. A specialist in content-based curriculum that integrates language skills and critical thinking, her writings have appeared in TESOL QuarterlyEnglish for Specific Purposes, Set the Stage!: Teaching Italian through Theatre, among other professional books and journals.

    Boyd is a frequent presenter and featured speaker at national and international professional conferences. She has consulted with universities in China, Colombia, Mexico, and Kyrgyzstan (Central Asia) to develop international faculty and academic English Language curriculum. Recently, in conjunction with the Shanghai Ministry of Education, she developed and taught a course in outcomes-based academic English for Chinese English professors from 26 universities. Her current research interests include vocabulary acquisition and English Language program accreditation processes.

    Boyd has served in the University Senate, coordinated the ALP Intensive Language Program, and served as the ALP Curriculum Director. She is currently active on the editorial board of MexTESOL Journal. Her professional work has been recognized with the NYU Malkemes Prize for Professional Writing as well as the New York City Citation for Excellence from the Mayor’s Council on Adult Education. Her book with Garrison Keillor was cited on Page One of the Wall Street Journal for “bringing humor” to language learning.

    • Ed.D., Columbia University
    • M.A., University of Wisconsin
    • B.A., Oberlin College

    • NorthStar (Pearson Longman), co-edited with Carol Numrich
    • L’italiano con l’opera (Yale Language Services, 2002), co-authored with Daniela Noe
    • Making Business Decisions (Longman Pub Group, 1994)
    • Stories from Lake Wobegon (Addison-Wesley, 1989), co-authored with David Quinn and Garrison Keillor

    Updated August 10, 2023


  • Dr. Ferdinand Ofodile is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Ofodile is Clinical Professor Emeritus and Special Lecturer in Surgery, Columbia University, New York. He has been practicing plastic surgery for more than twenty years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and a Fellow of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. He is also board certified in general surgery.

    Dr. Ofodile received his Bachelor of Science (BS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. He did his surgical training at Columbia Presbyterian and Harlem Hospitals, New York. He did a Fellowship in Plastic Surgery at Mayo Clinic.

    Hospital Affiliations:

    • Former Chief of Plastic Surgery, Harlem Hospital Center, New York.

    Dr. Ferdinand Ofodile designed a NASAL IMPLANT FOR RHINOPLASTY  in Blacks and Hispanics, named the “Ofodile Implant” after his name.  The Implants are designed to produce more natural results that fit the black and Hispanic features.  This implant was created by Surgiform.com of South Carolina (1-866-225-5785).

    Dr. Ofodile has published numerous scientific articles in plastic surgery and presented scientific plastic surgery papers in many international conferences.

    Dr. Ofodile is an active member of several societies, including:

    • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • American Association of Plastic Surgeons (Fellow)
    • American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
    • New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

    He has received several awards and has been named one of "America's Top Physicians" by the Consumers' Research Council of America, "Top African American Doctor" by the Network Journal and The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons' (NYRSPS) 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Dr. Ofodile has led volunteer medical missions to several parts of the world, including the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nigeria and Mozambique.

    Last updated April 3, 2020

  • Eugene Solomon Machlin is an American metallurgy educator and consultant. Recipient of C.H. Mathewson Gold medal American Institute of Mining, 1954 and Guggenheim fellow, 1965. Chairman solid state science advisory committee Office Science Research United States Air Force, Washington, 1954-1959. Fellow American Institute of Mining; member American Society Metals (Achievement award 1961, Education award 1974).


    • BME, City College of New York, 1942;
    • Master of Science, Case Institute Technology, 1948;
    • Doctor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1950.


    • Aero. research scientist, National Advisory Commission Aeronautics, Cleveland, 1942-1948;
    • research associate, assistant professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1948-1950, 50-51;
    • Assistant professor, Columbia University, New York City, 1951-1954;
    • Associate professor, Columbia University, New York City, 1954-1958;
    • Professor metallurgy, Columbia University, New York City, 1958-1989;
    • Howe professor, Columbia University, New York City, 1989-1991;
    • Howe professor emeritus, Columbia University, New York City, since 1991.
    • Consultant Special Metals Corporation, Utica, New York, 1951-1976.
    • Consultant, Director UV Industries, New York City, 1966-1979.
    • Summer faculty fellow International Business Machines Corporation T.J. Watson Reserve Laboratory, 1984-1990.


    • Eugene Solomon Machlin has been listed as a noteworthy Metallurgy educator, consultant by Marquis Who's Who.



    • Chairman solid state science advising committee Office Science Research United States Air Force, Washington,1954-1959.
    • Fellow American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers.
    • Member American Society Metals (Achievement award 1961, Education award 1974).

    Last updated October 26, 2020

  • Ethel Sheffer, FAICP, is an urban planner, civic and community leader and educator. She has served as an Adjunct Professor in Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation for more than 15 years. She has taught courses in community planning, political participation and has supervised a number of planning studios essential to the Master’s Graduate Program and which have provided consultation services to many government and community agencies in New York City. She has an extensive knowledge of New York City’s neighborhoods, has served as Chairperson of Community Board 7 and has been a community leader in several noteworthy battles and developments. She continues to serve on Community Board 7 and is now leading studies and evaluations of New York’s open streets programs.

    Ethel Sheffer has served three terms as President of the New York Metro Chapter of the national American Planning Association. The New York Metro Chapter (APA-NYM) supports members, local communities, schools, and practicing professionals through advocating for good planning practice, hosting diverse events and facilitating professional development opportunities in New York City, Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties), Hudson Valley East, and the Hudson Valley West.

    During her tenure as NY APA President and for many years after the terrible event, she served along with all of the architectural, disciplines on the planning and design of the 9/11 Memorial and was deeply involved in the recovery of downtown and New York City for many years.

    Ethel Sheffer has recently served for six years as the Mayor’s Representative on the New York City Public Design Commission which is the agency of the New York City government that reviews permanent works of architecture, landscape architecture, and art proposed on or over city-owned property.

    Ethel Sheffer continues to give lectures and informal talks on topics such as “Why Does New York Look the Way it Does” to many community and neighborhood organizations around the city.

    Updated June 21, 2023

  • Eric John Heyer MD, PhD is Professor Emeritus from the Departments of Anesthesiology and Neurology and is currently Special Research Scientist in the Department of Neurological Surgery. He retired after 25 years as a neuroanesthesiologist at Columbia University. While working at Columbia University, Dr. Heyer forged close relationships with neurosurgeons, working in collaboration with them in many different areas related to neurosurgery.

    He started his research career as an undergraduate at The University of Chicago in the laboratory of Dr. John Hubby. “In the early 1960s, . . . [Dr. Hubby] began a series of electrophoresis studies that charted the extent of genetic variation between the same genes in different species and used that difference as a measure of the evolutionary distance between those organisms”. After graduating from The University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, he studied at The Rockefeller University in the Biophysics laboratory of Dr. Alexander Mauro where he looked at the effect of permeant and impermeant solutes, and unstirred boundary layers on osmotic flow and Time-Variant Conductance of Bilayer Membranes Treated with Monazomcycin and Alamethicin. He continued these studies in the Medical Scientist Program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Alan Finkelstein. He received his MD and PhD in 1975.

    He continued his clinical training as an intern at the New York Hospital in Internal Medicine, and then as a resident at the Neurological Institute at Columbia University. Subsequently he became an Instructor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan and a Grass Fellow in the laboratory of Robert Macdonald, where he studied the action of convulsant and anticonvulsant medications on the membrane properties of primary dissociated cell cultures of spinal cord neurons from neonatal mice. His subsequent appointments were at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in the Department of Neurology where he continued his research with primary dissociated neurons from the ventral mesencephalon looking at cells associated with dopamine and its receptors.

    In 1988 he had a career switch and began his residency in Anesthesiology with subsequent appointments in that Department and in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University. Since 1995 he was been actively doing clinical research with Dr. E Sander Connolly from the Department of Neurological Surgery studying cognitive change associated with a surgical procedure called carotid endarterectomy. For about 12 years their research was supported by the National Institute of Aging. They documented that cognitive changes associated with carotid endarterectomy was due to cerebral injury, and found that certain statins reduced the incidence of this injury.

    Dr. Heyer was chief of the Division of Neurological Anesthesiology from 2000 until he retired December 31, 2015. Upon retiring from his clinical responsibilities in 2016 he was appointed special research scientist in the Department of Neurological Surgery. He has continued his clinical outcome studies in collaboration with Dr. Connolly.

    Awards, Honors, and Recognition

    • Top MD Consumers Checkbook

    Clinical Trials

    Publications and Presentations


    Last Updated: February 24, 2020

  • Professor Arzac is an expert on corporate finance and valuation. He taught the advanced corporate finance courses in the MBA and Executive MBA programs, directed the Merger, Buyouts and Corporate Restructuring program for executives, and co-directed the Mergers and Acquisitions program for executives at London Business School. He is the author of the book Valuation for Mergers, Buyouts and Restructuring, translated into Japanese and Chinese, and has published many articles in finance and economics journals. He has received many awards for teaching excellence, including the 1995 Margaret Chandler Award for Commitment to Excellence in teaching. Arzac is a director of the Adams Funds, Mirae Asset Discovery Funds, Credit Suisse Next Investors LLC, and ETF Securities USA LLC.


    Ph.D. (Financial Economics), M.A., (Economics) and M.B.A., Columbia University. C.P.N., University of Buenos Aires.  

    Previous academic positions 

    Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (Senior Vice Dean), Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, 1982-85 and 1988.

    Chairman of the Finance Division, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, 1979-82, 1988 and 1990. 


    Last Updated February 24, 2020

  • Elliott Sclar is Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning at GSAPP and the Columbia University Earth Institute. He co-directs the Earth Institute’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD), one of ten global centers of excellence in Future Urban Transport established by the Volvo Foundations of Gothenburg, Sweden. He works on issues of socially equitable and environmentally sustainable urban public transportation.

    An economist and urban planner, his research and writings explore the impact of finance and governance on the land use-transport connection that determines urban form. Sclar teaches courses on planning history, physical structure of cities, urban sustainability and urban transport economics.

    Sclar coordinated the Taskforce on Improving the Lives of Slum Dwellers, one of the ten task forces established by the UN Millennium Project to aid the implementation of the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals. He was one of the lead authors of its 2005 report A Home in the City published by Earthscan.

    Sclar is a nationally recognized expert on privatization: his book You Don’t Always Get What You Pay For: The Economics of Privatization (Cornell, 2000) won two major academic prizes: the Louis Brownlow Award for the Best Book of 2000 from the National Academy of Public Administration and the 2001 Charles Levine Prize from the International Political Science Association and Governance magazine for a major contribution to public policy literature.

    Recent Books:

    • Sclar, Elliott, Bernadette Baid-Zars, Lauren Ames Fischer and Valerie Stahl editors (2020) Zoning: A Guide to 21stCentury Planning, London: Routledge
    • Sclar, Elliott, Mans Lönnroth and Christian Wolmar editors (2016) Improving urban access; new approaches to funding transport investment, London: Routledge
    • Sclar, Elliott, Mans Lönnroth and Christian Wolmar editors (2014) Urban Access for the 21st Century: Finance and governance for transport infrastructure, London: Routledge
    • Sclar, Elliott, Nicole Volavka-Close and Peter Brown editors (2012) The Urban Transformation: Health, Shelter and Climate Change, London: Routledge

    Recent Journal Articles:

    • Salon, D. Sclar, E. and Barone, R. (2017) Can Location Value Capture Pay for Transit? Organizational Challenges of Transforming Theory into Practice, Urban Affairs Review, June 2017
    • Sclar, E (2015) The political economics of investment Utopia: public–private partnerships for urban infrastructure finance, Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 18:1, 1-15,
    • Rizvi, A. and Sclar, E. (2014) Implementing bus rapid transit: A tale of two Indian cities, Research in Transportation Economicshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.retrec.2014.09.043 Klopp J., Chanin J., Ngau P. and Sclar E. (2014). “Globalization and the Urban Studio: Evaluating an Inter-University Studio Collaboration in Nairobi” International Development Planning Review 36 (2)
    • Sclar, E. (2013) Looting the Urban Commonwealth: Privatization and the Politics of Austerity, New Labor Forum, 22:3 46-53


    Last updated April 1, 2020

  • Ellie M. Hisama, Professor Emerita of Music, taught at Columbia University from 2006 to 2021 in the Theory and Historical Musicology areas. In 2021, she became Dean of the Faculty of Music and Professor of Music at the University of Toronto. Her research and teaching have addressed issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and the social and political dimensions of music, with a focus on public engagement and university access for high school students. Hisama is Founding Director of For the Daughters of Harlem: Working in Sound, a multi-year initiative with seed funding from the Collaborative to Advance Equity Through Research, which brings students from local public schools to Columbia to create, record, and reflect upon their work in sound. At Toronto, she is Founding Director of Future Sound 6ix, a program for racialized female-identifying and gender non-conforming youth to work at the U of T’s Electronic Music Studio, with support from the Nick Nurse Foundation. In her first year as Dean, she helped to secure a $7-million gift to the Faculty of Music in support of a new named recital hall, the Jay Telfer Forum. This gift was the largest ever received by the Faculty of Music, and one of the most significant in support of music in Canada. 

    She served as Director of Graduate Studies and a member of the Executive Committee of Columbia's Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality, where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Women's Studies. Become coming to Columbia, she was Director of the Institute for Studies in American Music [now the Hitchcock Institute] at Brooklyn College. Sher has taught at Brooklyn College, the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, Connecticut College, Harvard University, Ohio State University and Queens College, CUNY. She was nominated twice by Columbia College’s Academic Awards Committee for the Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching. An alumna of Phillips Exeter Academy, Hisama bases her classroom teaching in Exeter’s Harkness Method of collaborative learning. Her research on hip-hop and a class she designed at Columbia titled Listening to Hip-Hop were featured in an article on the history of hip hop at Columbia

    She is the author of Gendering Musical Modernism: The Music of Ruth Crawford, Marion Bauer, and Miriam Gideon, which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title, and is co-editor of the volumes Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Worlds: Innovation and Tradition in Twentieth-century American Music and Critical Minded: New Approaches to Hip Hop Studies. In 2022–23, Hisama was the keynote speaker at Voz Dormida: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Alida Vázquez Ayala, University of California, San Diego and she delivered the American Musicological Society's Committee on Women and Gender Endowed Lecture in New Orleans. She chaired the closing keynote conversation with Farah Jasmine Griffin and Robin D.G. Kelley at Flowin’: Breakthroughs in Black Feminist Jazz & Literary Studies, Yale University, and gave talks in the Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Friday Forum, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University. 

    Deeply committed to mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students, and junior faculty, Hisama is an inaugural recipient of Columbia’s Faculty Mentoring Award established by the Office of the Provost. She received a Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; a Tsunoda Ryusaku Senior Fellowship, Waseda University (Tokyo); and a Faculty Fellowship from the Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute for the Humanities. She received two Faculty Seed Grants to engage with issues of structural racism from the Office of the Provost (part of the initiative Addressing Racism: A Call to Action for Higher Education); a grant from the A&S Equity and Diversity events program; and two Public Outreach Grants from the Center for Science and Society. 

    She served on the Governing Board of the Society of Fellows/Heyman Center for the Humanities and as a member of the Columbia Working Group of AFRE (Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity), an organization whose mission is “to build an enduring transnational network of leaders . . . to challenge anti-Black racism and build the institutions, policies and narratives for a more equitable future.” She chaired the Humanities Equity Committee of the Policy and Planning Committee and was the primary author of the Humanities section of its Equity report. In recognition of the work of Professor Marcellus Blount, a staunch advocate for equity at Columbia, she directed Agents of Change: A Symposium in Honor of Marcellus Blount, which featured a solo performance by Lloyd Knight, Principal Dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company. She is a member of Columbia’s Public Humanities Workshop, a forum founded in 2021 for imagining new ways for researchers, practitioners, and community partners to address urgent social problems together. With Zosha Di Castri, she co-directed the symposium Unsung Stories: Women at Columbia’s Computer Music Center and co-produced its podcast series. With Michael Heller, she co-directed the symposium Feed the Fire: A Symposium in Honor of Geri AllenShe organized the panel We Have to Reimagine: A Conversation on Anti-Asian Racism and Violence and the event Isaac Julien’s Looking for Langston at 30: A Screening and Roundtable in Celebration of Queer Harlem. She directed the international symposium Women, Music, Power.

    Outside the academy, she has served as an advisor for the Smithsonian Institution, The Annie Tinker Association for Women, established to support women in retirement; the Estate Project for Artists with AIDS; and twice as a respondent at the Center for Jewish History's Jewish Music Forum. Her intersectional anti-racist scholarly writing has been cited in  international publications including El País (Spain), Slate, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, NDTV (India), New Statesman (UK), Stone Music (Italy), and the Economic Times (India). Her projects amplifying the work of female, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ musicians have been highlighted by the Columbia NewsJournal of Blacks in Higher EducationBroadway WorldCanadian Broadcasting CorporationNational Observer, and U of T News Now.

    Updated September 27, 2023


  • Professor of Economics and Finance at the Columbia Business School since 1976, and its Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility. Served for three years as a Commissioner for Public Services of New York State. Appointed by the White House to the President’s IT Advisory Committee. Director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, a research center focusing on management and policy issues in telecommunications, internet, and electronic mass media. He has also taught at Columbia Law School, Princeton University’s Economics Department and Woodrow Wilson School, and the Universities of St. Gallen and Fribourg, and is active in the development of electronic distance education. Noam has published 37 books and over 350 articles in economics journals, law reviews, and interdisciplinary journals, and was a regular columnist for the Financial Times online edition. His recent books include Who Owns the World’s Media (Oxford, 2016); Managing Media and Digital Organization (Palgrave, 2019); Media and Digital Management (Palgrave, 2019); and two textbooks: The Technology, Business, and Economics of Streaming Video: The Next Generation of Media Emerges and The Content, Impact, and Regulation of Streaming Video: The Next Generation of Media Emerges (Elgar, 2021).

    He represented his faculty on the Columbia University Senate and was chair of the university Budget Committee and co-chair of the university Benefits Committee.

    Noam has been a member of advisory boards for the Federal government’s telecommunications network, and of the IRS computer system, of the National Computer Systems Laboratory, the National Commission on the Status of Women in Computing, the Governor’s Task Force on New Media, and of the Intek Corporation. His academic, advisory, and non-profit board and trustee memberships include the Nexus Mundi Foundation (Chairman), Oxford Internet Institute, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the Minority Media Council, and several committees of the National Research Council. He served on advisory boards for the governments of Ireland and Sweden. Noam is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a commercially rated pilot. He served in the Israel Air Force in the 1967 and 1973 wars, and is an active search and rescue pilot with the Civil Air Patrol (1st Lt.). He is married to Nadine Strossen, a law professor and the national president of the American Civil Liberties Union during 18 years. He received the degrees of BA, MA, Ph.D (Economics) and JD from Harvard University, and honorary doctorates from the University of Munich (2006) and the University of Marseilles (2008). Munich (2006) and the University of Marseilles Aix-la-Provence (2008).

    • Harvard, BA, 1970; MA, 1972
    • Harvard PhD (Economics), 1975
    • Harvard JD, 1975
    • Honorary Doctorate: University of Munich, 2004

    Last updated December 21, 2022


    Elaine Larson is Anna C. Maxwell Professor Emerita and Special Lecturer, Columbia University School of Nursing and was Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, 1999–2020.  She is a former Dean, Georgetown University School of Nursing.  She is a Fellow in the National Academy of Medicine, Society for Healthcare Epidemiologists of America, Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, American Academy of Nursing, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Larson has been a member of the Board of Directors, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the Report Review Committee, National Academy of Sciences.  She has served on the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the Chair of CDC’s Hospital Infection Control Advisory Committee (HICPAC). She has also chaired two institutional review boards—for Columbia and the New York Academy of Medicine—for several decades.

    Dr. Larson received the first Pathfinder Award from the National Institute of Nursing Research in 2003, an International Nurse Researcher Award from Sigma Theta Tau in 2011, and the John Stearns Medal for lifetime achievement in clinical practice, New York Academy of Medicine, 2014, and the Walsh McDermott Medal from the National Academy of Medicine, 2017. She was Editor of the American Journal of Infection Control for 25 years (1995-2020) and has published more than 400 journal articles, four books and a number of book chapters in the areas of infection prevention, epidemiology, and clinical research, and has served as a consultant in infection control and nursing in international settings. In 2017 she was designated as a Living Legend, American Academy of Nursing, 2017. Currently Dr. Larson serves on the President's Advisory Committee to Combat Antibiotic Resistance, as a member of the Board of Directors, Certification Board for Infection Control, and as Senior Scholar in Residence, New York Academy of Medicine.







    Post-doctoral fellowship, 1983, University of Pennsylvania

    PhD, 1981, University of Washington 

    MS, 1969, University of Washington 

    BS, 1965, University of Washington 


    Professor Emerita and Special Lecturer, School of Nursing

    Professor Emerita, Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health

    Consultant:  Human Research Protection Office Performance, Human Research Protection Program


    Senior Scholar in Residence, New York Academy of Medicine

    Fellow: National Academy of Medicine; Infectious Disease Society of America; Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America; Association for Professional in Infection Control and Epidemiology

    Director, Certification Board for Infection Control


    RWJ Clinical Nurse Scholar, 1981–1983 

    Named lectureship (Elaine Larson Lectureship), Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, 2000 

    Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 1983 

    Distinguished practitioners, National Academies of Practice, 1998 

    John Stearns Medical for Lifetime Achievement in Clinical Practice, NY Academy of Medicine, 2014

    Hygieia Medal for life’s work in hygiene and microbiology, Rudolf Schülke Foundation, 2015

    Designated as Living Legend, American Academy of Nursing, 2017

    Walsh McDermott Medal for distinguished service, National Academy of Medicine, 2018.


    Consultant to World Health Organization: Preparation of a global hand hygiene guideline. 

    Consultant for nursing and infection control in several countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, Australia and New Zealand.


    Last updated October 13, 2020

  • Dr. Nickoloff was an Emeritus Professor of Radiology at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and Chief Hospital Physicist at the Columbia University Medical Center for 33 years. He lectured extensively at scientific conferences across the country, wrote two books on the subject of Radiation Physics; a book used extensively in Radiology Residency programs across the USA, published 150 journal articles, 57 peer-reviewed journal articles, 87 abstracts, and held 24 offices in professional organizations.


    Last updated September 3, 2020

  • Dr. Edward Mullen is the Willma and Albert Musher Professor Emeritus at Columbia University. Previously he was Professor at the University of Chicago and Fordham University and Visiting Professor at Case Western Reserve University.

    Dr. Mullen was Principal Investigator for an NIMH funded predoctoral training program in mental health services research at Columbia University (1989-2007) and an NIMH funded predoctoral and postdoctoral training program at the University of Chicago (1984-1989). His research and publications have focused on evidence-based policy and practice, outcomes measurement in the human services, mental health services research, and research applications in social work practice.

    Dr. Mullen teaches evidence-based practice, social work research methods and systematic review methods. He has been a social work practitioner in the following organizations: Department of Child Welfare, Washington, D.C.; Alexandria Mental Health Clinic, Alexandria, VA; Traveler’s Aid Society, Washington, D.C.; Big Brothers of the National Capital Area, Washington, D.C.; St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, D.C.; Jewish Family Services (JFS), New York. He was trained in family treatment at JFS. He has had a range of practice research positions with: Chapin Hall Center for Children, the University of Chicago; Family Focus, Inc., Evanston and Chicago, Illinois; Director of the Institute of Welfare Research Community Service Society of New York; Director of the Department of Research and Evaluation, Community Service Society of New York; Director of the Center for the Study of Social Work Practice, Columbia University and the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services.

    Research Interests

    • Evidence-based Policy & Practice
    • Outcomes Measurement
    • Mental Health Services Research
    • Evidence-based Behavioral Practice

    Current Projects

    Selected Publications & Presentations since 2009

    Books, Book Chapters and Series

    Mullen, E. J. (2017). Reconsidering the ‘idea’ of evidence in evidence-based policy and practice. In Lorenz, W. and Shaw, I. Eds. Private Troubles or Public Issues? Challenges for Social Work Research. London: Routledge.

    Soydan, H. (Ed.) (2015). Social work practice to the benefit of our clients: Scholarly legacy of Professor Edward Joseph Mullen. Bolzano, Italy: Bolzano University Press.

    Mullen, E. J. (2015). Reflections. In Haluk Soydan (ed). Social work practice to the benefit of our clients: Scholarly legacy of Professor Edward Joseph Mullen. Bolzano: Italy: Bolzano University Press.

    Mullen, E. J. (2015). Afterword: Social Welfare Philosophy for the 21st Century. In Alma J. Carten. Reflections on the American Social Welfare State: In the tradition of the profession. Washington: D.C.: NASW Press.

    Mullen, E. J., (Editor-in-Chief). (ongoing since 2009). Oxford bibliographies: Social work. Oxford University Press.

    Mullen, E. J. (2014). Comparative effectiveness research: Designs and methods. In Satu Kalliola (ed). Evaluation as a Tool for Research, Learning and Making Things Better. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Newcastle upon Tyne: United Kingdom. 13-30.

    Mullen, E. J. (2012). Reflections from Social Work Scholars. In Albrithen, A. (2012). “Readings in Social Work”, A-Homaidhi Printing Press. Riyadh: Saudi Arabia. This chapter includes sections written by Martin Bloom, Joel Fisher, Edward Mullen, and Bruce Thyer translated into Arabic by Abdulaziz A. Albrithen    د.عبدالعزيز بن عبدالله البريثن; available in Arabic only).

    Bellamy, J. L., Bledsoe, S. E., Fang, L., Manuel, J. & Mullen, E. J. (2012). Addressing the barriers to EBP implementation in social work: Reflections from the BEST Project. In Rzepnicki, T. L., McCracken, S. G. & Briggs, H. E. (eds). From Task-Centered Social Work to Evidence-Based and Integrative Practice. Lyceum Books Inc.  136-155.

    Bellamy, J., Bledsoe, S., & Mullen, E. J., (2009). The cycle of evidence-based practice. In H.-U. Otto, A. Polutta & H. Ziegler (Eds.), Evidence-based practice – Modernising the knowledge base of social work?. Leverkusen-Opladen, Germany: Barbara Budrich Publishers. 21-29.

    Mullen, E. J. (2009). Evidence-based policy & social work in healthcare. In M. St-Onge & S. Dumont (Eds.), Social Work and Global Mental Health: Research and Practice Perspectives Binghampton, NY: Haworth Press.

    Mullen, E. J., Bledsoe, S. E., & Bellamy, J. L. (2009). Evidence-based Social Work Practice: Implementation Concepts & Issues. Otto, H.-U., Polutta, A., & Ziegler, H. (Eds.). What Works – Welches Wissen braucht die Soziale Arbeit? Zum Konzept evidenzbasierter Praxis Opladen, Germany: Barbara Budrich Publishers.

    Journal Articles

    Mullen, E. J. (2016). Reconsidering the ‘idea’ of evidence in evidence-based policy and practice. European Journal of Social Work, 19(3-4), 310-335. doi:10.1080/13691457.2015.1022716. Mullen, E. J. (2016).  (This article is based on a keynote lecture delivered at Bolzano/Bolzon Free University; the keynote lecture and slides are available online at: https://www.eswra.org/listen_podcasts.php )

    Mullen, E. J. (2014). Evidence-based knowledge in the context of social practice. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 42(Suppl 13): 59–73.

    Bellamy, Jennifer L., Mullen, Edward J., Satterfield, Jason M., Newhouse, Robin P., Ferguson, Molly, Brownson, Ross C., & Spring, Bonnie. (2013). Implementing evidence-based practice education in social work: A Transdisciplinary Approach. Research on Social Work Practice, 23(4), 426-436.

    Bledsoe, S. E., Manuel, J., Bellamy, J. L., Fang, L., & Mullen, E. J. (2013). Implementing evidence-based practice: Practitioner assessment of an agency-based training program. Journal of Evidence Based Social Work, 10(2), 73-90.

    Mullen, E. J., & Shuluk, J. (2011). Outcomes of social work intervention in the context of evidence-based practice. Journal of Social Work,11(1): 49-63.

    Soydan, H., Mullen, E. J., Laine, A., Wilson, C., Rehnman, J., & Li, You-Ping (2010). Evidence-based clearinghouses in social work.Research on Social Work Practice. 20(6): 690-700.

    Mullen, E. J. (2010). Evidence-based practice: Overview. In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work. Ed. Edward J. Mullen. Oxford University Press. May 1, 2010.

    Mullen, E. J. (2010). Evidence-based practice: Finding evidence. In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work. Ed. Edward J. Mullen. Oxford University Press. May 1, 2010.

    Mullen, E. J. (2010). Evidence-based practice: Issues, controversies, & debates. In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work. Ed. Edward J. Mullen. Oxford University Press. May 1, 2010.

    Satterfield, J., Spring, B. Brownson, R. C., Mullen, E. J., Newhouse, R., Walker, B., & Whitlock, E. (2009). Toward a transdisciplinary model of evidence-based practice. Milbank Quarterly, 87(2), 368-390.

    Manuel, J. I., Mullen, E. J., Fang, L., Bellamy, J. L., & Bledsoe, S. E. (2009). Preparing Social Work Practitioners to use Evidence-based Practice: A Comparison of Experiences from an Implementation Project. Research on Social Work Practice19(5), 613-627.

    Presentations & Lectures

    Video Presentations & Lectures


    Conference Presentations

    Mullen, E. J. (2016). Social Work: A Half Century in Perspective.  Keynote paper presented at the Columbia School of Social Work Alumni Conference “Dealing with Disorder: Micro and Macro Strategies for Coping”, New York City.

    Mullen, E. J. (2014). The idea of evidence in the context of evidence-based policy and practice. Keynote address: 4th European Conference for Social Work Research: Private troubles or public issues? Challenges for social work research. Bozen/Bolzano, Italy. April 15-17, 2014.

    Mullen, E. J. (2013). Evidence in social practice. Evidence based knowledge – consensus or controversy: a conference about the use of evidence based knowledge (EBK) in public administration. Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Sciences (FAS). April 23, 2013. Vår gård, Saltsjöbaden. Stockholm, Sweden.

    Mullen, E.J. (2012). Comparative effectiveness research: Designs and methods. Opening Plenary Paper Presented at the 8th International Conference on Evaluation for Practice, June 18–20, 2012, Pori, Finland, University Consortium of Pori (UCPori, Porin yliopistokeskus, Pohjoisranta 11 A, Pori, Finland. “Evaluation as a Tool for Research, Learning and Making Things Better”– A Conference for Experts of Education, Human Services and Policy.

    Bellamy, J., Mullen, E. J., & Spring, B. (2010, October). Strategies and resources for evidence-based practice education in social work. Presented at the CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Portland, OR.

    Mullen, E. J. (2010, September). A transdisciplinary model for facilitating practitioner use of EBP. Presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Inter-centre Network for the Evaluation of Social Work Practice (INTSOCEVAL) in the University of York, England.

    Mullen, E. J. (2009, October). Commentary. Presented at the Los Angeles Conference on Intervention Research in Social Work, University of California School of Social Work’s Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services and Institute for Advancement of Social Work Research, Los Angeles, CA.

    Mullen, E. J. (2009, November). From theory of evidence-based practice to making it happen in everyday practice. Paper presented at the Annual Conference, Institutet för utveckling av metoder i socialt arbete (Institute for the Development of methods in social work), Stockholm, Sweden.

    Mullen, E. J. (2009, November). What can be concluded from general reviews of social work effectiveness? Lecture presented to the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, Stockholm, Sweden.

    Mullen, E. J. (2009, November). Teaching & implementing evidence-based social work practice. Lecture presented at Ersta Sköndal högskola, Insitutionen för socialt arbete, Stockholm, Sweden.

    Mullen, E. J. (2009, November). What is known from research about the effectiveness of social work intervention. Presented at the “Social Work Research and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER): A Research Symposium to Strengthen the Connection” sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers and the NASW Foundation, Washington, D.C.

    Mullen, E. J. (2009, May). Grading of evidence in evidence-based clearinghouses: Introduction & description of NYAM/SWLI evidence-based database. Presented at the Campbell Collaboration Colloquium, Better Evidence for a Better World, Oslo, Norway.

    Last updated June 8, 2020

  • Douglas Chalmers is Professor Emeritus of Political Science; former Special Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Retirement and former Executive Director of the Society of Senior Scholars at Columbia, a group of retired professors who teach in the Core Curriculum of the College. After 38 years of teaching at Columbia, he retired in 2005. He was the President of EPIC for 2 years from 2014 to 2016. He continued to teach in the Core Curriculum of the College until Spring 2019.  He was awarded a Doctorate of Letters (honoris causa) by Columbia University in 2019.

    Chalmers is author and co-editor of The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America (1997), co-edited The Right and Democracy in Latin America (1992), and articles and books about the organization and institutions that link civil society to government in Europe and Latin America. His most recent book is Reforming Democracies, Six Facts about Politics that Demand a New Agenda, Columbia University Press (2013).

    Website in remembrance of Douglas A. Chalmers

    Last updated April 13, 2022

  • Professor Donald E. Sexton is well-known as a writer and speaker in the fields of marketing and branding strategy, global marketing, and marketing return on investment.

    He received his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and his B.A. from Wesleyan University, all in the disciplines of mathematics and economics. For more than fifty years he served as a member of the regular faculty of Columbia University, teaching in the areas of marketing, international business, and quantitative methods and receiving the Business School's Distinguished Teaching Award. Don served as the President of the Association for International Business Education and Research, a consortium representing 33 leading universities.

    Don played a major role in designing, developing, and serving as Faculty Director of the Columbia Marketing Management Program, for many years rated number one in the world by the Financial Times. He also served as Faculty Director of the Columbia Executive Programs in International Management, International Strategy, and Building and Managing Brand Equity. He was Program Director for the Conference Board’s Annual Conference on Marketing Effectiveness and for their Councils on Marketing Research. Served as co-chair of the MarCom Committee of the Marketing Accountability Standards Board and Academic Director of Advertising Research Foundation University. Member of the NY American Marketing Association Board, Past President of the NY AMA, and AMA representative to China.

    For several years Don was a visiting professor at INSEAD and at the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai. He has also taught at the University of California-Berkeley, the Indian School of Business, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Skolkovo (Moscow School of Management), Beijing Management Institute, Australian Graduate School of Management, University of Hawaii, University of Tehran, Industrial Management Institute (Tehran), Jagiellonian University (Krakow), and the U.S. Business School in Prague. He has been a frequent conference speaker for the ANA and other organizations and is often interviewed and quoted in media such as the New York Times, Business Week, Ad Age, WCBS, the Xinhua News Agency, and Beijing’s China Economic Daily.

    Don’s research and writings focus on the design and implementation of marketing and branding strategies, both domestic and global, and the evaluation of marketing ROI. He received the Marketing Trends award for his work on marketing and branding strategy and awards from the ARF and ESOMAR for his research on marketing metrics with Cogitaas. He is the US Editor of Journal of Marketing Trends and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Advertising Research and Innovar. His many articles have appeared in publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Business, and Management Science. His book on marketing strategy, Marketing 101 (Wiley), is sold throughout the world and has been translated into several languages including Chinese, Turkish, Polish, Farsi, Romanian, and Indonesian. His Branding 101 (Wiley) is translated into Russian and Vietnamese. His book, Value Above Cost: Driving Superior Financial Performance with CVA®, the Most Important Metric You’ve Never Used (Wharton) explains how marketing and branding determine financial performance and is available both in English and in Chinese.

    Don is the founder and president of The Arrow Group, Ltd., an organization that develops and conducts executive seminars and provides consulting services in marketing and branding strategy and in marketing and branding ROI. He also provides expert testimony. His clients have included GE, Unilever, Verizon, Citicorp, Sony, IBM, AT&T, Novartis, Pepsi, Boeing, Kellogg’s, DuPont, Kodak, Motorola, Pfizer, Grainger, MetLife, Omnicom, Brown-Forman, McGraw-Hill, VNU, medcohealth, Eastman Chemical, Intuit, Bacardi, UNICEF, Merck, AIG, Domino's, Abbott, Corning, Dial, Alitalia, Wendy’s, Metropolitan Opera, Avon, Chase, Shell, Zeiss, Dow Corning, Mattel, Hershey, Hormel, Miller Brewing, Symantec, Florida Power & Light, Hallmark Channel, Sanofi-Aventis, Volkswagen, Becton Dickinson, and Coca-Cola.

    He is rated a Master Scuba Diver and his interests include wreck diving and motorcycling. His paintings of urban scenes have won many awards and are in collections in Europe, the United States, and Australia. Don regularly performs stand-up comedy at the Broadway Comedy Club in Manhattan and at other locations in New York and Connecticut.

    Updated June 20, 2023

  • Don Hood, the James F. Bender Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmic Science (in Ophthalmology), has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 1969. He holds a B.A. from Harpur College of the State University of New York, M.Sc. and Ph.D. (1970) degrees from Brown University and an honorary degree from Smith College (2000), Brown University (2017) and the State University of New York College of Optometry (2019). From 1982 to 1987, he served as Vice President for the Arts and Sciences at Columbia University. He is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Society of Experimental Psychologists and the Optical Society of America. He received an Alcon Research Institute Award and the Research Excellence Award from the Optometric Glaucoma Society, in 2014.

    He served on the Board of Trustees of Smith College from 1989 to 1999 (Vice Chair from 1991–1999); the Board of Trustees of Brown University (from 2002–2017, and as its Secretary from 2008–2017); the Board of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology from 2004–2009; the Board of the ARVO Foundation for Vision Research from 2009–2016; and the Board of The Harry Guggenheim Foundations since 1996.

    He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, having served on its Board since 1992. He has also served on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Vision (2000–2012), Documenta Ophthalmologica (since 2004), Translational Vision Science & Technology (2011–2017); Vision Research (2004–2013), Progress in Retinal and Eye Research (2017–2018), and Journal of Glaucoma (2017–present). Don Hood’s research deals with the behavior, physiology, and anatomy of the human visual system. While some of his over 400 publications deal with issues of the basic neuroscience of vision, most of his work over the last 30 years has concerned research on diseases of the retina and optic nerve. He has an h-index of 86, and has had continuous grant support from NIH/NEI for almost 50 years.

    He has taught undergraduate courses on brain and behavior and advanced course on visual science. At Columbia University, he has been awarded the Mark van Doren Award for Outstanding Teaching in the College (1993), the Great Teacher Award (Society of Columbia Gradates, 2004), and the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching (2007).

    • Ph.D., Brown University, 1970
    • Honorary Degree (Doctor of Humane Letters), Brown University, 2017
    • Honorary Degree (Doctor of Science), Smith College, 2000
    • Honorary Degree (Doctor of Science), SUNY College of Optometry, 2019

    Selected Publications:
    • Hood D.C. and Kardon, R.H. (2007) “A framework for comparing structural and functional measures of glaucomatous damage.” Progress in Retinal and Eye Research, 26:688–710.
    • Hood D.C., Raza AS, de Moraes C.G.V., Liebmann JM, Ritch R. (2013) “Glaucomatous damage of the macula.” Progress in Retinal and Eye Research. 32:1–21.
    • Hood D.C., La Bruna S., Tsamis E., et al. “Detecting glaucoma with only OCT: Implications for the clinic, research, screening, and AI development.” Progress in Retinal and Eye Research. 2022, 22:101–52.

    Last updated November 28, 2022


  • Until his formal retirement at the end of 2016, Dirk Salomons directed the humanitarian policy track at Columbia’s School of International Public Affairs (SIPA), and then continued teaching there as a special lecturer; he also holds an appointment as a visiting professor at Sciences Po in Paris. In his research as well as in teaching, Salomons focuses on the interaction between policy and management in humanitarian operations. He has a particular interest in the transition from relief to recovery in countries coming out of conflict.

    Prior to joining the SIPA faculty in 2002, Salomons served since 1997 as managing partner of the Praxis Group, Ltd., an international management consulting firm based in the USA and Switzerland, where he continued, ultimately in an advisory role, until the end of 2012. He also was a non-resident fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, working mainly on post-conflict stabilization issues.

    From 1970 until 1997, Salomons served in a wide range of management, peace building, and policy advisory functions in several organizations of the United Nations system, including FAO, UNDP, UNAIDS, UNOPS, and the UN Secretariat. During these years, he led the Policy Division of the UN’s International Civil Service Commission, presided over the UN’s Joint Appeals Board, monitored elections in Nicaragua, sorted out problems in UNDP field offices, and fought to improve the status of women in the UN system. His most cherished assignment was that of executive director for the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Mozambique, from 1992 to 1993.  

    As a consultant, subsequently, Salomons advised on the restructuring of UNCTAD and of UNFPA, the management of humanitarian mine action in Kosovo and Iraq, the use of “clusters” in the coordination of humanitarian action, funding mechanisms for post-conflict recovery, and broader issues of management in international organizations. Fieldwork for these evaluations and policy studies was largely done in Chad, Sudan, the DR Congo, and West Africa, as well as in the Middle East (Gaza, Jordan) and on the island of Mindanao.

    Salomons, a national of the Netherlands, started his career as a literary critic for the Algemeen Handelsblad, and as a translator of Thomas Mann, while working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  He received a “kandidaats” degree from the University of Amsterdam in 1964, and subsequently obtained his “doctoraal”, in Germanic languages, also at the University of Amsterdam, in 1967.

    Recent publications:

    “Charity or Charade: The Tragedy of Humanitarianism”, Journal of International Affairs, Summer 2017, Vol. 70, No.2

    “The Perils of Dunantism: Towards Rights-based Humanitarianism”, in: Andrej Zwitter, Christopher Lamont, Hans-Joachim Heintze, Joost Herman (eds), Humanitarian Action: Global, Regional and Domestic Responses to Local Challenges, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2015

    Le manuel de gestion pour les missions de terrain onusiennes”, with Alice Hecht and Till Papenfuss, International Peace Institute, New York, 2014

     “Good Intentions to Naught: Revisiting the Pathology of Human Resources Management at the United Nations”, in: Dijkzeul, Dennis and Beigbeder, Yves (eds), Rethinking International Organizations: Pathology and Promise, New York, Berghahn Books, 2014


    Last Updated March 31, 2020

  • Obituary

    Professor of Political Science Emeritus and Janet Robb Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus at Barnard College and the Graduate Faculties of Columbia University, Demetrios "Jim" Caraley was Editor Emeritus of the Political Science Quarterly and President Emeritus of The Academy of Political Science.

    A specialist on city government and urban policies and problems and on congressional policies toward cities, Caraley published numerous books and articles including "Critical Issues for Clinton's Domestic Agenda," "Doing More With Less: Cutback Management in New York City," and "City Governments and Urban Problems." The New York Academy of Public Administration selected Caraley's article "Ending Welfare As We Know It: A Reform Still in Progress" (Political Science Quarterly Winter 2001-2002) as the "outstanding" article published in 2001. Caraley was both an appointed and elected official in Westchester County local government.

    Caraley also published books in the field of national security policy, one being the August 2002 book, September 11, Terrorist Attacks, and U.S. Foreign Policy. He published The President's War Powers and The Politics of Military Unification, and in the summer of 1999, The New American Interventionism. Caraley's other field of interest was "Democratic Political Theory and Ethics," in which wrote a major article, "Elections and Dilemmas of American Democratic Governance," recently reprinted in Promise and Problems of Old and New Democracies, edited by Xiaobo Lü (2000).

    Caraley was a Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar for academic year 1995-96, where he worked on a continuing project called "Washington Abandons the Cities and the Urban Poor."

    Among Caraley's major articles are:

    "Washington Abandons the Cities,"

    "Dismantling the Federal Safety Net: Fictions versus Realities" (in PDF, 2 MB) and

    "Complications of American Democracy: Elections Are Not Enough" (in PDF, 2 MB).

    Caraley appeared on The Advocates with Richard Garfunkel on WVOX AM 1460 and discussed the Political Science Quarterly.

    Caraley was elected chairman of the Barnard Political Science Department for ten three-year terms, 1965-1995, was founding chairman of the Barnard Program on Urban Affairs, 1969-1995, and established the Columbia Graduate Program in Public Policy and Administration where he was the founding director, 1977-1985. Caraley served as a naval officer during the Korean War.

    Academic Focus: 

    Urban policy-making and government
Democratic political theory
Policy analysis

    Awards & Honors: 

    Grants from Committee on Research in the Social Sciences, The Urban Center, The Ford Foundation, H.E.W., the Exxon Education Foundation, the Department of Education, the Russell Sage Foundation

    Harlan Fiske Scholar and elected to Columbia Law Review (Law School)

    Phi Beta Kappa (junior year)

    B. A. , Columbia, Summa Cum Laude

    Member of the University Club of New York City. 1975


    Last updated December 21, 2020

  • Debra Kalmuss, PhD, Professor Emerita of Population and Family Health at Mailman School of Public Health, has spent more than two decades conducting research on sexual coercion and intimate partner violence, contraceptive decision-making, pregnancy resolution decision-making and the consequences of early childbearing, and teen pregnancy prevention. She helped design and is helping to evaluate Gender Matters (Gen.M), one of the first gender-transformative teen pregnancy prevention programs in the United States. Now in its fifth year, Gen.M is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health. Dr. Kalmuss joined PopFam and the Mailman School in 1984.

    Last Updated March 16, 2020

  • Retired Clinical Orthopedic Surgeon


    Columbia College – Class of 1962
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons – Class of 1966

  • Dr. David Roye has been a pillar of the NYOH/Columbia Orthopedics family for more than forty-five years. After attending P&S for medical school, he remained at Columbia for residency training with the New York Orthopaedic Hospital, now the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Following a fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Dr. Roye returned to Orthopedics as a faculty member, establishing the division of pediatric orthopedics in 1980, and later founding the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center in 2013. Over the course of his career, Dr. Roye has been a pioneering figure in pediatric orthopedics specializing in spine and CP care. He has authored hundreds of papers, written numerous textbooks, served on prestigious editorial boards, lectured around the world, and – perhaps most importantly – provided education, mentorship and guidance to countless medical students, residents, and fellows over the years.

    Out of the numerous awards Dr. Roye received, the most notable include the AAOS Humanitarian Award, the Mentorship Award from the American Academy of for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award and the Columbia University Alumni Medal for Distinguished Service. Dr. Roye has dedicated his entire life and career to caring for young patients with orthopedic and neuromuscular disorders both here and abroad. Beyond the thousands of patients and families whose lives he has impacted in his own practice and the division that he led, his tireless humanitarian work in China and around the globe will continue to have a lasting impact for generations.

    While he is no longer seeing patients in the United States, Dr. Roye remains with the department in an emeritus role, continuing to actively participate in the clinical research program and to support development work for pediatric orthopedics and the Weinberg CP Center. Dr. Roye has moved his clinical life to Guangzhou, China where he is living and working to improve care for children and adults with cerebral palsy in his capacity as the CMO of JuniperMD https://junipermd.com/indexEnglish.  He founded International Healthcare Leadership http://www.ihleaders.org/  in 2006 as a cooperative effort with the Mailman School to further interests in healthcare management and clinical training in China; those efforts have strengthened since his move to China.

    Last updated July 14, 2021

  • David Cohen spent the first half of his career developing a vertebrate model system for cellular studies of associative learning – visually conditioned cardioacceleration. He delineated a necessary and sufficient conditioned stimulus-conditioned response pathway. Data suggest that unconditioned stimulus information converges on every relay of this pathway, establishing a basis for training-induced plasticity to be widely distributed along the pathway. In fact, cellular changes occur as peripherally as the first retino-recipient thalamic neurons in the avian lateral geniculate. This relay of the pathway receives unconditioned stimulus input via a noradrenergic projection from the locus coeruleus.

    Cohen left the laboratory in 1986 for university central administration, and much of the second half of his career involved administrative activities engaging the sciences and engineering broadly. Throughout his career he has actively participated in the affairs of the Society for Neuroscience from 1971 to the present and including eight years of service as an officer.


    Harvard University, B.A. Magnum Cum Laude with Highest Honors (1960)
    University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. (1963)
    UCLA Brain Research Institute, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow (1963–1964)

    • Assistant Professor of Physiology, Western Reserve University (1964–1968)
    • Associate Professor of Physiology, University of Virginia (1968–1971)
    • Professor of Physiology, University of Virginia (1971–1979)
    • Chairman, Neuroscience Program, University of Virginia (1975–1979)
    • Leading Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, SUNY Stony Brook (1979–1986)
    • Professor of Anatomical Sciences, SUNY Stony Brook (1979–1986)
    • Professor of Psychology, SUNY Stony Brook (1980–1986)
    • Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, Northwestern University (1986–1992)
    • Professor of Neurobiology, Northwestern University (1986–1995)
    • Professor of Physiology, Northwestern University (1986–1995)
    • Provost, Northwestern University (1992–1995)
    • Vice President and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University (1995–2003)
    • Professor of Biological Sciences, Columbia University (1995–2008)
    • Professor of Neuroscience in Psychiatry, Columbia University (1995–2008)
    • Vice President and Dean of the Faculty Emeritus of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University (2008–Present)
    • Alan H. Kempner Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, Columbia University (2008–Present)
    • Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience in Psychiatry (2008–Present)

    Honors and Awards (Selected):
    • NIH, NHLBI Research Career Development Award
    • Fellow, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research
    • Fellow, Society for Behavioral Medicine
    • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • Distinguished Service Member, Association of American Medical Colleges
    • Distinguished Service Award, Association for Neuroscience Departments and Programs
    • President, Society for Neuroscience (1981–1982)
    • President, Association for Neuroscience Departments and Programs (1981–1982)
    • Chairman, Association of American Medical Colleges (1989–1990)

    Updated June 26, 2023

  • The overarching theme that has guided Professor Friedman’s research has been to determine the relation between neural activity and cognitive processes, using the electrical activity of the brain, known as the event-related brain potential (ERP) recorded from the scalp as the interface. Professor Friedman has a forty-year history of ERP research on both typical (normal children, adults, and senior citizens) and clinical (Alzheimer’s disease; temporal-lobe epilepsy) populations. He has anchored his ERP findings in cognition by using paradigms from cognitive psychology that have proven fruitful in understanding complex cognition. Via the recruitment of participants across the age span, Professor Friedman has been able to take a lifespan approach to neurocognition. Additionally, through collaborative efforts with scientists from Neurological Institute and the Sergievsky Center, Professor Friedman has also been involved with research on memory function in temporal lobe epilepsy patients and the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Patients with removals of the anterior aspect of the medial temporal lobe provide a means of assessing that region’s impact on memory function, while the use of fMRI provides a method of more precisely understanding which brain regions are activated by specific cognitive processes. Professor Friedman was the Director of the Cognitive Electrophysiology Laboratory in the Division of Cognitive Neuroscience at New York State Psychiatric Institute from 1986 to 2015. With the collaboration of Professor Janet Metcalfe, Professor Friedman has become involved in understanding the neural mechanisms (using the ERP) underlying curiosity and other forms of metacognition.

    Updated July 10, 2023

  • David Evans, Ph.D., AE-C, is Professor Emeritus of Sociomedical Sciences in the Pediatric Pulmonary Division at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons and Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Evans is one of the developers of Open Airways for Schools, a school-based asthma self-management program for children aged 8­–11, the Physician Asthma Care Education program, a four-hour continuing education program for pediatricians, and the Creating a Medical Home for Asthma program for improving quality of care for asthma in pediatric clinics. Dr. Evans also served as Director of Community Outreach and Education for two environmental health research centers at Columbia University, the Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan and the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health. Dr. Evans served on the NHLBI Expert Panel (Report 3) on the Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Behavioral Science Assembly of the American Thoracic Society in 2005. Currently, Dr. Evans is president of the board of directors of Amani Global Works, an organization that provides health care services in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and serves on the board of We Act for Environmental Justice (WEACT) in New York.

    Last updated November 18, 2022

  • Daniel M. Thys, M.D. is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anesthesiology of the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Anesthesiology of St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Previously, Dr. Thys held such positions as Director, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center; Associate Attending, Anesthesiology, The Mount Sinai Hospital; and Assistant Director, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

    A native of Belgium, Dr. Thys received his Doctor of Medicine, Surgery & Obstetrics degree from Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium. He completed his internship at University Hospitals in Leuven, and a residency in Anesthesia & Critical Care in St. Jan’s Hospital in Brugge, Belgium. After graduation from medical school, he was commissioned as a medical officer in the Belgian Navy. He served as medical officer on board Belgian Navy ships and at the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant. In 1972, he also did a tour as an exchange officer with the US Navy on board USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42).

    In 1976, he immigrated to the United States to pursue advanced training in anesthesiology. He did residency training in anesthesiology at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and a fellowship in pediatric-cardiac anesthesiology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He also completed post-graduate work at the Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services and the Advanced Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services at the Harvard School of Public Health.

    A recipient of numerous citations and awards, Dr. Thys is certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Anesthesiology, is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American Heart Association. He has assumed several positions of leadership within the medical community including service as President of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, President of the National Board of Echocardiography, and President of the Association of Anesthesiology Program Directors. His academic efforts have focused on the perioperative care of patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery and on the application of transesophageal echocardiography in such patients. He was a founding member of the National Board of Echocardiography and a senior examiner of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He has been an editorial consultant to several anesthesiology, cardiology, and cardiothoracic surgical publications. He is the author of more than 150 scientific publications, numerous book chapters, and two textbooks.

    Last Updated April 29, 2020

  • Research in my laboratory examined three aspects of cellular neurobiology: a) the trafficking of organelles within the axon (the major process of a neuron), b) events at the specialized ending of the axon allowing it to display directed growth during development or after injury and c) the formation of synapses by the axon during development and adult plasticity. The methodological emphasis was on the use of high resolution techniques of light microscopy on individual living neurons. 

    Currently, I continue to teach in the curriculum for medical and dental students and in the Graduate Program in Pharmacology and Molecular Signaling, focusing on autonomic drugs and the autonomic nervous system.

    • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
    • Irma T. Hirschl Career Scientist Award
    • Charles W. Bohmfalk Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching
    • Distinguished Lecturer of the Year
    • Fundamentals Outstanding Teacher Award

    Updated September 27, 2023

  • Conrad B. Blum, MD, is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. His practice focuses both on his area of specialization (endocrinology and metabolic diseases, particularly disorders of cholesterol and triglyceride, thyroid diseases, and diabetes) and general internal medicine. He received his BS and MD degrees at Northwestern University, where he was enrolled in the prestigious Honors Program in Medical Education and was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He subsequently had a medical internship at Columbia University Medical Center and a residency in internal medicine at Harvard University’s Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (now renamed as Brigham and Women’s Hospital) in Boston.

    He was a fellow in endocrinology at Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago. He developed a high level of expertise in management of lipid disorders during three years of research and clinical training in the metabolic diseases laboratory of the National Institutes of Health. He is board certified in internal medicine and in the specialty of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. From 2008–2013, Dr. Blum was a member of the NIH Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults. He subsequently was a member of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Treatment of Blood Cholesterol. This task force prepared the current national guidelines for treatment of cholesterol.

    Dr. Blum has authored or co-authored more than 80 publications. These have largely focused on the clinical management, physiology, and biochemistry of disorders of cholesterol and triglyceride. His publications have also dealt with thyroid disease and lead exposure. Dr. Blum’s publications have appeared in some of the world’s most prestigious medical and scientific journals including TheNew England Journal of Medicine, TheLancet, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), and the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI). He served for eleven years as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Lipid Research. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the New York affiliate of the American Heart Association. He is a member of the Endocrine Society and a Fellow of the American Heart Association.

    Dr. Blum’s teaching activities include seven years as director of the endocrinology clerkship for fourth-year medical students at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. For more than 25 years, he lectured on disorders of cholesterol and triglyceride to the second- and third-year medical school classes at Columbia. He was granted a Ewig Clinical Scholar Award 2011–2012 for outstanding teaching in the Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center. The book he co-authored with Dr. Neil Stone, entitled Management of Lipids in Clinical Practice, has been used by the National Lipid Association as a companion to its curriculum. Dr. Blum was awarded the 2010 Gold DOC award by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation; this award recognizes “sensitivity, kindness, and compassion in the practice of medicine.” He has been listed multiple times in the Castle Connolly annual lists of America’s top doctors and New York’s top doctors.

    Last updated December 21, 2022

  • Christopher B. Michelsen, MD, is a specialist in adult spinal problems as well as joint replacement and trauma. Dr. Michelsen completed an Implant fellowship at New York Orthopedic Hospital of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (now known as NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center) following his residency there. The next year he was awarded the New York Orthopedic Hospital traveling fellowship to study internal fixation in Switzerland. He also did a post-doctoral fellowship in Biomechanics and was a research fellow in the Department of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Michelsen was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army after graduating from college and served two years of active duty in the Air Defense Artillery. After discharge from the military, he matriculated at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Since 1976, except for nine months in 1990 when recalled to the Army for Desert Storm, Dr. Michelsen has practiced at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. In 2000, Dr. Michelsen retired from the army as a colonel.

    Last updated August 14, 2020

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    Last updated June 5, 2020

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    Chauncey Greene Olinger, Jr.: Former Naval Officer, Philosophy Instructor, retired American investment company executive; editorial consultant; retired Certified Financial Planner. Recipient Conspicuous Alumni Service Medal, Columbia University, 1980; Service, Loyalty and Dedication Award, Graduate Faculties Alumni of Columbia University, 1988; University Seminars Tannenbaum-Warner Award, 2015.


    Bachelor of Arts with Honors - Philosophy - University Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia - 1955.

    Master of Arts (philosophy), Columbia University, New York, 1971.


    • Lieutenant (jg) United States Navy, 1955-1958.
    • Coadjutant in Philosophy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1968—1972.
    • President, New York World Federalists, United States of America, New York City, 1970.
    • Director, subcommittee of United States Secretary of State Advisory Committee on the 1972 United National Conference on the Human Environment, Department of State, Washington, 1972.
    • Editorial consultant, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, New York City, 1973—1982. Editor, President, Metropolitan Research Company, New York City, 1982—1991. Investment Executive: First Albany, 1991—1992, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, New York City, 1992—2009.
    • Secretary, University Seminar on the Nature of Man, New York City, 1968—1972, member, Committee to Increase Corporate Philanthropic Giving, 1980—1983;
    • founder, co-chairman University Seminar on the History of Columbia University, since 2005.


    • Certified Financial Planner, 1994-2009.


    President, Fellowship of Young Churchmen, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia, 1950-1952. Trustee, Cathedral Church St. John the Divine, 1988. National Chairman, Coalition to Stop SST Environmental Damage, New York, 1975-1978.

    Non-governmental organization representative, Friends of Earth at United Nations, 1977-1986. Public Member, Human Rights in Research Committee, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, 1975-1980. President, Graduate Faculties Alumni, Columbia University, New York, 1977-1981; President, Columbia University Student Council. New York 1963-1964.

    Board of Directors: Bar Harbor (Maine) Festival, 1969-1974, Bloomingdale House of Music, New York City, 1976-1981. Member, American Philosophical Association, National Institute of Social Sciences (Director 1988-1992; President from 2006 - 2017), Finance Planning Association, Pilgrims of the United States, American Society Most Venerable Order of Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, St. Andrew's Society of the State of New York (Secretary 1991-1995), St. George's Society New York, Century Association, Emeritus Professors in Columbia (Associate Member), The Church Club of New York (Vice President 1985-1986, 88-89, 96-97, President 1997-2000, Trustee 1983-1989, 93-2000, 2001-2004), Laymen's Club of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (President 1988, Governor 1982-2006, 1st Vice President 2004-2006), Center for United Nations Reform Education (board directors).


    • Reading, writing, walking, theater, ballet, sculpture.


    Married Carla R. Dragan, May 30, 1981.

    Chauncey Greene Olinger
    Cora Blount (Urquhart) Olinger
    Carla R. Dragan

    Last updated July 8, 2021

  • Charles Lightdale, MD, is a trained gastroenterologist with clinical expertise in the areas of pancreatic cancer, Barrett’s esophagus, and other related diseases. His specialties include digestive and liver disorders, gastroenterology, and cancer. Dr. Lightdale has authored over 130 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, 290 reviews, editorials, and book chapters. He has served on two consecutive four-year terms as Editor-in-Chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the official journal of the ASGE. Identifying ways to prevent upper-GI cancers is the main goal of his research, Dr. Lightdale’s research areas include studying Barrett’s esophagus, targeted biopsies using confocal endomicroscopy for more accurate diagnosis, radiofrequency ablation of Barrett’s esophagus, and endoscopic mucosal resection of pre-cancerous lesions and early cancer. He has also worked extensively on developing blood and biopsy tests for early detection and prevention of esophageal cancers, and the use of endoscopic ultrasound for diagnosis and staging of gastrointestinal cancers.

    • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    • Internship: Yale New Haven Hospital
    • Residency: New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center
    • Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital
    • Fellowship: New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center

    Last updated December 21, 2022

  • Education
    • A.B. Princeton University.
    • M.D. Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
    • Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
    • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

    Honors and Awards
    • Appointed to the Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2016.
    • Inaugural member, Academy of Clinical Mentoring and Excellence, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2016.

    Selected Publications
    • Yao X, Gan Y, Marboe CC, Hendon CP. “Myocardial Imaging Using Ultrahigh Resolution Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography.” Journal of Biomedical Optics 21 (6): 61006, 2016.
    • Berry GJ, Burke MM, Andersen C, Bruneval P, Fedrigo M, Fishbein MC, Goddard M, Hammond EH, Leone O, Marboe C, Miller D, Neil D, Rassl D, Revelo MP, Rice A, Rodriguez RE, Stewart S, Tan CD, Winters GL, West L, Mehra MR, Angelini A. “The 2013 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation working formulation for the standardization of nomenclature in the pathologic diagnosis of antibody-mediated rejection in heart transplantation.” The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 32 (12): 1147–62, 2013.
    • Berry G, Burke M, Andersen C, Angelini A, Bruneval P, Calbrese F, Fishbein MC, Goddard M, Leone O, Maleszewski J, Marboe C, Miller D, Neil D, Padera R, Rassi D, Revelo M, Rice A, Stewart S, Yousem S. “Pathology of pulmonary antibody-mediated rejection; 2012 update from the Pathology Council of the ISHLT.” The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 32: 14–21, 2013.
    • Stewart S, Fishbein MC, Snell GI, Berry GJ, Boehler A, Burke MM, Glanville A, Gould FK, Magro C, Marboe CC, McNeil KD, Reed EF, Scott JP, Struder SM, Tazelaar HD, Wallwork JL, Westall G, Zamor MR, Zeevi A Yousem SA. Revision of the 1995 working formulation for the standardization of nomenclature in the diagnosis of lung rejection. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 26: 1229–42, 2007.
    • Starling RC, Pham M, Valentine H, Miller L, Eisen H, Rodriguez ER, Taylor DO, Yamani M, Kobashigawa J, McCurry K, Marboe C, Mehra M, Zuckerman A, Deng MC. “Molecular testing in the management of cardiac transplant recipients: Initial clinical experience.” The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 25 (12): 1389–95, 2006.
    • Stewart S, Winters GL, Fishbein MC, Tazelaar HD, Kobashigawa J, Abrams J, Anderson CB, Angelini A, Berry GJ, Burke MM, Demetris AJ, Hammond E, Itescu S, Marboe CC, McManus B, Reed EF, Reinsmoen N, Rodriguez ER, Rose AG, Rose M, Suciu-Foca N, Zeevi A, Bilingham ME. “Revision of the 1990 Working Formulation for the standardization of nomenclature in the diagnosis of heart rejection.” The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 24: 1710–20, 2005
    • Barr ML, Meiser BM, Eisen HJ, Roberts RF, Livi U, Dall'Amico R, Dorent R, Rogers JG, Radovancevic B, Taylor DO, Jevanandam V, Marboe CC. “Photopheresis for the prevention of rejection in cardiac transplantation.” New England Journal of Medicine 339: 1744­–51, 1998.
    • Barr ML, Schenkel FA, Cohen RG, Chan KM, Marboe CC, Hagen JA, Barbers RG, Starnes VA. “Bilateral lobar transplantation utilizing living related donors.” Artificial Organs 20: 1110–1111, 1996.
    • Kaplon RJ, Hochman PS, Michler RE, Kwiatkowski PA, Edwards NM, Berger CL, Xu H, Meier W, Wallner BP, Chisholm P, Marboe CC. “Short course single agent therapy with an LFA3-IgG1 fusion protein prolongs primate cardiac allograft survival.” The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 651: 356–363, 1996.
    • Suciu-Foca, N, Reed E, Marboe CC, Xi YP, Yu-Kan S, Ho E, Rose E, Reemtsma K, King DW. “The role of anti-HLA antibodies in heart transplantation.” The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 51: 716–724, 1991.

    Last updated December 19, 2022

  • Dr. Carolyn Warner is a neurologist in New York, New York and is affiliated with Columbia Memorial Hospital-Hudson. She received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

    Education & Experience

    Medical School & Residency

    New York-Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Campus

    Residency, Neurology

    University of Rochester

    Residency, Neurology

    SUNY Buffalo Affiliated Hospitals

    Residency, Internal Medicine

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Medical School

    Certifications & Licensure

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

    Certified in Neurology

    NY State Medical License

    Active through 2020


    • Carotid interventions (CEA and CAS) in acute stroke patients: which procedure on which patient.Darling RC, Warner C, Yeh CC, Shah MD, Hnath JC, Shah DM
    • Dopamine mechanisms in the subthalamic nucleus and possible relationship to hemiballismus and other movement disorders.Wolfson L, Brown LL, Makman M, Warner C, Dvorkin B, Katzman R


    Last Updated April 10, 2020

  • CAROLINE WALKER BYNUM is Professor Emerita of Medieval European History at the Institute for Advanced Study, and University Professor Emerita at Columbia University in the City of New York.  She studies the religious ideas and practices of the European Middle Ages from late antiquity to the sixteenth century.  In the 1980s, her book Holy Feast and Holy Fast was instrumental in introducing the concept of gender into Medieval Studies. In the 1990s, her books Fragmentation and Redemption and The Resurrection of the Body in Western Christendom provided a paradigm for the history of the body. The essays “In Praise of Fragments” (in Fragmentation and Redemption), “Wonder” (in Metamorphosis and Identity), and “Avoiding the Tyranny of Morphology” (History of Religions 53 [2014]) are widely cited in discussions of historical method.  Her recent work, in Wonderful Blood (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007) and in Christian Materiality (Zone Books, 2011), is a radical reinterpretation of the nature of Christianity on the eve of the reformations of the sixteenth century. An interpretive essay in art history and history of science as well as religious history, Christian Materiality locates the upsurge of new forms of art and devotion in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries against the background of changes in natural philosophy and theology. Currently, Bynum continues to work on devotional objects in northern Europe in the later Middle Ages and Reformation and on theoretical questions concerning medieval images (both textual and visual) and the philosophical problem of resemblance.  Her new book on these issues will appear in the fall of 2020 from Zone Books under the title Dissimilar Similitudes: Devotional Objects in Late Medieval Europe. 

    BYNUM was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1941. She received her BA from the University of Michigan in 1962 and her Ph.D. from Harvard in 1969. She taught at Harvard from 1969-76, at the University of Washington from 1976-88, and at Columbia University from 1988 to 2003.  From 1990-98, she held the Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Chair in History; in January, 1999, she became University Professor, the first woman to hold this title at Columbia University.  In January 2003 she became Professor of European Medieval History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.  From 1993-94, she was Dean of the School of General Studies and Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Education at Columbia.  She served as President of the American Historical Association in 1996 and as President of the Medieval Academy of America in 1997-98. She was a MacArthur Fellow from 1986-1991 and holds honorary degrees from fourteen American and foreign universities.  Her articles have won prizes from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians and the Renaissance Society of America. Her book Holy Feast and Holy Fast received the Governor's Award of the State of Washington and the Philip Schaff prize of the American Society of Church History. Her book Fragmentation and Redemption received the Trilling Prize for the Best Book by a Columbia Faculty Member and the Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the Analytical-Descriptive Category from the American Academy of Religion. The Resurrection of the Body received the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize of Phi Beta Kappa given for the best book of the year on "the intellectual and cultural condition of man," and the Jacques Barzun Prize of the American Philosophical Society for the best work in cultural history. Wonderful Blood—a study of blood piety in fifteenth-century northern Germany in its larger European context—won the American Academy of Religion's 2007 Award for Excellence in the Historical Studies category; the 2009 Gründler Prize for the Best Book in Medieval Studies published in 2007; and the Haskins Medal of the Medieval Academy of America in 2011.

    Bynum is a Fellow of the American Philosophical Society and the Medieval Academy of America and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  She received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the University of Washington in 1981, Columbia's Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching in 1997, and the Mark van Doren Teaching Award of Columbia College in 2002.  In 1999 she was Jefferson Lecturer, the highest honor the Federal Government awards to a scholar in the Humanities.  In June 2001 she received the Centennial Medal of the Harvard Graduate Society, and in January 2005 the Distinguished Career Award from the American Society of Church History. In 2007 her students presented her with a Festschrift titled History in the Comic Mode: Medieval Communities and the Matter of Person, edited by Rachel Fulton and Bruce Holsinger (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007). In June 2012, she was elected to the Orden Pour le Mérite für Wissenschaften und Künste of the Federal Republic of Germany. On October 4, 2013, she was awarded the Grosses Verdienstkreuz mit Stern (Grand Merit Cross with Star) of the Federal Republic of Germany.  In July 2017, she was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. For the spring semester of 2015, she served as the Robert Janson-La Palme Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University.


    Ph.D. - Harvard University, 1969
    B.A. - University of Michigan, 1962

    Courses (since retired)

    • Devotional Objects in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

    Selected Awards

    • MacArthur Fellow, July, 1986 - July, 1991  
    • Philip Schaff prize for Holy Feast and Holy Fast, 1989
    • Trilling Prize, and Award for Excellence from AAR, for Fragmentation and Redemption, 1992
    • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, elected 1993
    • Member, American Philosophical Society, elected 1995
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize of Phi Beta Kappa, and Jacques Barzun Prize of the American Philosophical Society, for The Resurrection of the Body, 1995, 1996.
    • Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, Columbia University, 1997
    • Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities, Chosen by NEH, 1999
    • Centennial Medal of the Harvard Graduate Society, 2001
    • Mark van Doren Award for Teaching, awarded by Columbia College, 2002
    • Gründler Prize, Award for Excellence from AAR, and Haskins Medal of the Medieval Academy of America, for Wonderful Blood, 2007, 2009, and 2011
    • Orden Pour le Mérite für Wissenschaften und Künste of the Federal Republic of Germany, elected 2012.
    • Grosses Verdienstkreuz mit Stern (Grand Merit Cross with Star) of the Federal Republic of Germany, awarded 2013.
    • Honorary degrees from 15 American and Foreign Universities


    • American Historical Association
    • Medieval Academy of America
    • American Society of Church History
    • American Catholic Historical Association
    • Hagiography Society              
    • Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
    • Society for Values in Higher Education (elected, 1977)
    • American Society for the Study of Religion (elected, 1986)
    • Medieval Club of New York
    • American Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected, 1993)
    • American Philosophical Society (elected, 1995)



    Docere Verbo et Exemplo: An Aspect of Twelfth-Century Spirituality (1979)

    Jesus as Mother: Studies in the Spirituality of the High Middle Ages (1982)

    Gender and Religion: On the Complexity of Symbols. ed. Bynum, Harrell, and Richman, (1986).

    Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women (1987)

    Fragmentation and Redemption: Essays on Gender and the Human Body in Medieval Religion (1991)  

    The Resurrection of the Body in Western Christianity, 200-1336 (1995)

    Last Things: Death and the Apocalypse in the Middle Ages. ed. Bynum and Freedman (2000)

    Metamorphosis and Identity (2001)

    Wonderful Blood: Theology and Practice in Late Medieval Northern Germany and Beyond (2007)

    Christian Materiality: An Essay on Late Medieval Religion (2011).

    Dissimilar Similitudes: Devotional Objects in Late Medieval Europe (2020).

    Scholarly Articles

    "Why All the Fuss About the Body? A Medievalist's Perspective," Critical Inquiry 22 (1995)

    “The Presence of Objects: Medieval Anti-Judaism in Modern Germany,” CommonKnowledge 10 (2004)

    “Seeing and Seeing Beyond: The Mass of St. Gregory in the Fifteenth Century,” in The Mind’s Eye: Art and Theology in the Middle Ages, ed. Bouché and Hamburger (2005)

    “Perspectives, Connections and Objects: What’s Happening in History Now?” Daedalus (2009)

    “Why Paradox? The Contradictions of My Life as a Scholar” The Catholic Historical Review 98 (2012)

    “Gender, Generations, and Faculty Conflict: Will Academe’s Mothers and Daughters Repeat the Errors of Its Fathers and Sons?” The Chronicle of Higher Education (November 19, 2012)

    “The Sacrality of Things: An Inquiry into Divine Materiality in the Christian MiddleAges,” The Irish Theological Quarterly 78 (2013)

    “Notes from the Field: Materiality,” The Art Bulletin 95.1 (2013)

    “Avoiding the Tyranny of Morphology, Or, Why Compare?” History of Religions 53 (2014)

    “Part of the Problem,” Common Knowledge 21.1 (2015)

    “‘Crowned with Many Crowns’: Nuns and Their Statues in Late Medieval Wienhausen,” The Catholic Historical Review 101 (2015)

    “Are Things ‘Indifferent’?  How Objects Change Our Understanding of Religious History,”  German History: The Journal of the German History Society 34 (2016), pp. 88-112. 

     “Preface,” to Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500, ed. Renana Bartal, Neta Bodner, and Bianca Kühnel, An Ashgate Book  (London and New York: Routledge, 2017), pp. xix-xxi.

     “Epilogue” to Religious Materiality in the Early Modern World, ed., Suzanna Ivanič, Mary Laven and Andrew Morrall (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press,  2019), pp. 247-55. 

     “Interrogating ‘Likeness’: Fake Friends, Similia Similibus, and Heavenly Crowns,” Historische Anthropologie28.1 (2020), pp. 31–56.


    Last updated August 19, 2020




  • Positions held at Columbia University   (now retired)

    Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, 1980-89

    Director, Teaching Apprentice Program [ENCL], Composition and Survey Courses, 1980-86

    Adjunct Associate Professor ENCL, 1990-96

    Director/Dean of the Summer Session, 1997-2006

    Core lecturer (adjunct ENCL), 2000-13


    Volunteer—Community Impact TASC programs

                Coach, writing workshops, 2015 

                Co/director, Core&Community, 2017-



    St. Teresa of Avila: Author of a Heroic Life. Centennial Book. University of California Press, 1995.


    Ahlgren, Gillian. Bulletin of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 21.1 (1996): 21-22.

    Ashley, Kathleen. a/b:Auto/Biography Studies 11.2 (1996): 163-65.

    Carrión, María. The Medieval Review (TMR) 1997. https://scholarworks.iu.edu.journals

    Egan, Keith J. Church History 65.4 (1996): 707-08.

    Frese, Dolores Warwick. Religion & Literature 29.2 (1997): 79-85.

    Lachance, Paul. Church History 66.4 (1997): 820-21.

    Mack, Phyllis. “Tales of Transformation,” The Women’s Review of Books 13.9 (1996):   1113-14.

    Miles, Margaret R. America December 9, 1995: 26.

    O’Malley, John W. Common Knowledge 6.1 (1997): 147. 

    Peraita, Carmen. Renaissance Quarterly 50.1 (1997): 344-45

    Taggard, Mindy Nancarrow. Sixteenth Century Journal 27.3 (1996): 934-35

    Velasco, Sherry M. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 30.2 (1996): 348-50.


    Articles and Chapters of Books

    “St. Teresa of Ávila: The Expression of Spanish Spirituality,” in A Companion to World Literature, ed. Ken Seigneurie, vol. 3 of 5, 1451-1770-- Religious Belief and Dissent. (Wiley: online, 2019; print, forthcoming 2020). https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118635193.ctwl0115

    “The Meaning of St. Teresa’s Work for Four Victorian Women,” in Santa Teresa: Critical Insights, Filiations, Responses, eds. Martina Bengert and Iris Roebling-Grau (Orbis Romanicus: Narr Francke [Tübingen], 2019): 149-76.

    “The Augustinian ‘Ages of Man’ in the Life of St. Teresa,” in Teresa de Jesús: Patrimonio de la HumanidadActas del Congreso Mundial Teresiano 21-27 September 2015 (Universidad Mística [Ávila], 2016).

    “St. Teresa of Ávila,” in Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters: A Historical and Biographical Guide, eds. Marion Ann Taylor and Agnes Choi (Baker, 2012): 493-98.

     “Teaching St. Teresa’s Book of Her Life in the Western Tradition of Spiritual Autobiography,” in Approaches to Teaching St. Teresa of Ávila and Other Spanish Mystics, ed. Alison P. Weber (Modern Language Association, 2009): 122-33.

     “The Relationship between Teresa of Ávila and Philip II: A Reading of the Extant Textual Evidence,” Archiv für Reformationgeschichte/Archive for Reformation History 94 (2003): 223-42.

    “Teresa of Avila’s Performances of the Novels of Chivalry,” in The Vernacular Spirit: Essays on Medieval Religious Literature, eds. Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Duncan Thompson and Nancy Warner (Palgrave-St. Martins, 2002): 297-316.

    "St. Teresa as a Social Reformer," in Mysticism and Social Activism, ed. Janet Ruffing (Syracuse University Press, 2001): 91-103.

    "Introduction: Autobiography and Mysticism," a/b:Auto/Biography 6.2 (Fall 1991): 153-56. (guest editor of this issue)

    "A Definition of Mystical Autobiography," a/b:Auto/Biography 6.2 (Fall 1991): 226-39.

    "Saint Teresa's Meditaciones sobre los Cantares:  The Hermeneutics of Humility and Enjoyment," Religion and Literature18.1 (Spring 1986): 27-44; Spanish translation in Revista de filosofía [Seville], May 1987: 29-46.


    Edited Books

    Introduction, annotations, and revised translation, Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, trans. Tobias Smollett, 1755. Barnes and Noble, 2004.

    Approaches to Teaching Dante's Divine Comedy. Modern Language Association, 1982. (editor)


    Book Reviews

    Review of The Heirs of St. Teresa of Ávila: Defenders and Disseminators of the Founding

    Mother’s Legacy, ed. Christopher C. Wilson, Journal of Catholic History (April 2009): 360-62.

    Review of Related Lives: Confessors and Their Female Penitents, 1450-1750, by Jodi Bilinkoff, Christianity and Literature 56.3 (2007): 516-20.

    Review of Writing Religious Women: Female Spiritual and Textual Practices in Late Medieval England, eds. Denis Renevey and Christiania Whitehead, Christianity and Literature 51.2 (2002): 277-79.

    Review of Cecilia Ferrazzi: Autobiography of An Aspiring Saint, trans. and ed. Anne Jacobson Schutte, Biography 21.2 (1998): 208-210.

    Review of From Madrid to Purgatory: The Art and Craft of Dying in Sixteenth-Century Spain, by Carlos M. N. Eire, Journal of Religion 77.3 (July 1997): 466-67.

    Review of Sisters in Arms: Roman Catholic Nuns through Two Millennia, by JoAnn Kay McNamara, Women's Review of Books 24.7 (April 1997): 21-22.

    Review of Teresa of Ávila and the Politics of Sanctity, by Gillian T. W. Ahlgren, Bulletin of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 22.1 (Winter 1997): 20-21.

    Review of Julian of Norwich's "Showings": From Vision to Book, by Denise Nowakowski Baker; Margery Kempe's Dissenting Fictions, by Lynn Staley; and Body and Soul: Essays on Medieval Women and Mysticism, by Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff, Religion and Literature 27.2 (Summer 1995): 97-101.



    Form and Style: Theses, Reports, Term Papers. (Houghton Mifflin, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003).

    Writing the Research Paper: A Guide and Sourcebook.  (Houghton Mifflin, 1979).  (coauthor with Marsha Hirsch Cummins)


    Courses Taught


    Basic writing


    Composition and literature

    Advanced exposition and argumentation

    Scholarly writing (research-based writing for graduate students)



    Literary Criticism and Theory

    Theory of Autobiography

    Women's Autobiography

    Twentieth-century Fiction (continental, English, Latin American)

    Modern European Drama (Georg Büchner to Tom Stoppard)

    Visionary Literature (medieval, comparative)

    Mystics of Medieval Europe

    Early Modern Women Writers

    Feminist Theory

    The Novels of Virginia Woolf

    Literature Humanities (core curriculum)

    Contemporary Civilization (core curriculum)

    Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition

    M.A. Pro-seminars on literary theory


    Last Updated May 8, 2020

  • Carol Liebman is Clinical Professor Emerita of Law at Columbia Law School where she founded Columbia’s Mediation Clinic and the Negotiation Workshop and also taught a course on bio-ethics mediation. Liebman is an internationally recognized speaker and trainer in conflict resolution. She has designed and presented mediation training for a variety of groups, including the Certificate Program in Bioethics at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; New York’s First Department, Appellate Division, Attorney Disciplinary Committee; the New York City Bar Association; and high school students, parents, and teachers. She has taught about negotiation and mediation in Vietnam, Brazil, Israel, and China, and has mediated cases involving medical malpractice, discrimination, family issues, public agencies, community disputes, business conflicts, and educational institutions.

    Liebman’s is co-author of Mediating Bioethics Disputes: A Guide to Shaping Shared Solutions, 2011, revised and expanded edition. She is a former member of New York City's Civilian Complaint Review Board and of the New York City Bar Association’s executive committee. She was co-principal investigator of the Mediating Suits against Hospitals (MeSH) project, along with the Demonstration Mediation and ADR Project, a part of the Project on Medical Liability in Pennsylvania.

    In 2012, Liebman received the Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching.


    ·       J.D., Boston University, 1975

    ·       M.A., Rutgers University, 1963

    ·       B.A., Wellesley University, 1962

    Areas of Expertise

    ·       Negotiation

    ·       Mediation

    ·       Legal education

    ·       Bioethics Mediation


    ·       Bioethics Mediation: A Guide to Shaping Shared Solutions, (with Nancy N. Dubler), Vanderbilt University Press, 2011, (revised and expanded edition)

    ·       “Interest Based Mediation of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits: A Route to Improved Patient Safety?” (with Chris Stern Hyman, Clyde B. Schechter and William M. Sage), 35 Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, October 2010

    ·       “Medical Malpractice Mediation: Benefits Gained, Opportunities Lost,” 74 Law & Contemporary Problems 135, 2011

    ·       “Autonomy and Diminished Capacity,” (Ellen Waldman, ed.), comment in Mediation Ethics Cases and Commentaries, Jossey-Bass, 2011

    ·       “Medical Error Disclosure, Mediation Skills, and Malpractice Litigation: A Demonstration Project in Pennsylvania,” (with Chris Stern Hyman), The Project on Medical Liability in Pennsylvania, (funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts)

    ·       “Words that Heal,” (with Douglas Frenkel), Annuals of Internal Medicine, March 2004

    ·       “A Mediation Skills Model To Manage Disclosure of Errors And Adverse Events to Patients,” (with Chris Stern Hyman), 23 Health Affairs 22, July/August 2004

    ·       “Disclosure and Fair Resolution of Adverse Events,” (with Chris Hyman, in Medical Malpractice and the U.S.;  Sage and Kersh, eds.)  Cambridge University Press, 2006

    ·       “Mediation as Parallel Seminars: Lessons from the Student Takeover of Columbia University’s Hamilton Hall,” Negotiation Journal, April 2000

    ·       “The Profession of Law: Columbia Law School’s Use of Experiential Learning Techniques to Teach Professional Responsibility,” 58 Law and Contemporary Problems 73, 1995

    ·       “Toward a Theory of Negotiation, in Negotiating for Settlement in Divorce, (Sanford Katz, ed.), Prentice Hall Law and Business, 1987

    ·       “Negotiations in the Divorce Context, Family Dispute Resolution: Litigation and the Alternatives,” (James G. McLeod, ed.), Carswell, 1987


    Last updated June 24, 2020

  • Dr. Burton L. Edelstein is a board-certified pediatric dentist and professor of dentistry and public health at Columbia University, where he is Chairman of the Section on Social and Behavioral Sciences in the College of Dental Medicine. His is founding director of the Children’s Dental Health Project, a Washington D.C.-based organization that promotes federal and state policies and programs to improve children’s oral health equity. At CDHP, he is Director of the National Oral Health Policy Center supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

    Dr. Edelstein practiced pediatric dentistry in Connecticut and taught at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine for 21 years before committing to a full-time health policy position. With primary responsibilities for SCHIP, he served as a 1996–97 Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in the office of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle. He worked with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on its oral health initiatives from 1998 to 2001, chaired the US Surgeon General’s Workshop on Children and Oral Health, and authored the child section of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health in America.

    Dr. Edelstein is a graduate of Harpur College, SUNY Buffalo School of Dentistry, Harvard School of Public Health, and the Boston Children’s Hospital pediatric dentistry residency program. His work has been recognized by awards from a number of organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and the American College of Dentists.

    • BA, 1968 Biological Sciences, Harpur College
    • DDS, 1972 State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
    • MPH, 1977 Maternal Child Health/Health Services Administration, Harvard School of Public Health
    • Residency: 1973 State University of New York Upstate Medical Center
    • Residency: 1977 Boston Children’s Hospital

    Honors and Awards
    • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honorary Fraternity
    • Clinical Research Award, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    • Fellow, American College of Dentists
    • Dental Visionary Award, American Student Dental Association
    • Pediatric Dentist of the Year, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    • Distinguished Service Award, Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors
    • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
    • Outstanding Service Award, American College of Dentists
    • Fogarty Memorial Lecturer, Baltimore College of Dentistry
    • Presidential Citation, American Dental Education Association
    • Cushing Award, Chicago Dental Society
    • Public Advocacy Award, Friends of the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research
    • Fones Memorial Medal, Connecticut State Dental Association
    • Edward Zegarelli Teaching Award, Columbia University College of DentalMedicine
    • Foundation of Excellence in Community Service Award, New York State Dental Association Foundation
    • Distinguished Service Award, American Association of Public Health Dentistry
    • Visionary Leadership Award, Medicaid-CHIP State Dental Association
    • Shils Award, Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Education Fund
    • Fellow International College of Dentists
    • Research Mentor of the Year Award, American Association for Dental Research National Student Research Group
    • Research Mentor of the Year, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
    • Marvin Goldstein Outstanding Service Award, Oral Health America

    Last updated December 20, 2022


  • Dr. Bruce Dohrenwend is Professor Emeritus of Social Science (in Psychiatry) and Epidemiology in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He did his graduate work in social psychology at Cornell and his field is psychiatric epidemiology. His research has grown out of issues raised by epidemiological findings of relations between important types of psychiatric disorder and social positions defined by gender, ethnic/racial background, and socioeconomic status. His particular interest is in how adversity and stress are related to these demographic variables on the one hand, and to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, major depression, antisocial personality disorder, substance use disorders (including alcoholism), and post-traumatic stress disorder on the other.

    Dr. Dohrenwend’s most significant research contributions include investigations of the following: the causation-selection issue raised by findings of inverse relations between socioeconomic status and psychiatric disorders; the psychological effects of the Vietnam War on U.S. veterans; and stress experienced by workers and residents present at the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor meltdown in the 1970s.

    Dr. Dohrenwend founded the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program (PET) at Columbia in 1975 and continued to head PET for 20 years. After that, he served as Co-Program Director until 2020.

    Honors and Awards:
    • 1971    Research Scientist Award from NIMH (This 5-year award providing salary support was renewed for 1976, 1981, 1986, and 1991).
    • 1980    Distinguished Contributions Award, Division of Community Psychology, American Psychological Association.
    • 1981    Rema Lapouse Mental Health Epidemiology Award, American Public Health Association.
    • 1991    American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) 1990 Prize for Behavioral Science Research.
    • 1992    Emily Mumford Award, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University.
    • 1994    Hamilton Award from the American Psychopathological Association.
    • 1994    Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychiatric Sociology, Society for the Study of Social Problems.
    • 1999    Leo G. Reeder Award for a Distinguished Career from the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.
    • 2004    Harvard Award for Outstanding Contributions and Lifetime Commitment to Psychiatric Epidemiology, Harvard University School of Public Health.
    • 2007    Mental Health Section of the American Sociological Association award for best publication.
    • 2008    Zubin Award received at the March 6–8, 2008 annual meeting of the American Psychopathological Association on “Causality and Psychopathology.”  “The Joe Zubin award is given to an individual who has been a seminal figure in psychopathology research, generally in a field related to the meeting topic.”

    Selected from over 150 publications, including five monographs and three edited books:
    • Bruce P. Dohrenwend, Itzhak Levav, Patrick E. Shrout, Sharon Schwartz, Guedalia Naveh, Bruce G. Link, Andrew E. Skodol, and Ann Stueve, “Socioeconomic Status and Psychiatric Disorders: The Causation-Selection Issue,” Science, 1992, 255, pp. 946–952.
    • Bruce P. Dohrenwend, “Inventorying Stressful Life Events as Risk Factors for Psychopathology,” Psychological Bulletin, 2006, 132, pp. 477–493.
    • Bruce P. Dohrenwend, J. Blake Turner, Nicholas A. Turse, Ben G. Adams, Karestan C. Koenen, and Randall Marshall. “The Psychological Risks of Vietnam for U.S. Veterans: A Revisit with New Data and Methods.” Science, 2006, 313, pp. 979–982.
    • Bruce P. Dohrenwend, J. Blake Turner, Nicholas A. Turse, Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, and Thomas J. Yager, “War-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Black, Hispanic, and Majority White Veterans: The Roles of Exposure and Vulnerability,” Journal of Traumatic Stress, 2008, 21, pp. 133–141.
    • Bruce P. Dohrenwend, Thomas J. Yager, Melanie M. Wall, and Ben G. Adams, “The Roles of Combat Exposure, Personal Vulnerability, and Involvement in Harm to Civilians or Prisoners in Vietnam War-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder,” Clinical Psychological Science, 2013, 1, pp. 223–238.
    • Bruce P. Dohrenwend, Nick Turse, Thomas J. Yager, and Melanie M. Wall, Surviving Vietnam: The Psychological Consequences of the War for U.S. Veterans, New York: Oxford University Press (2019).
    • Bruce P. Dohrenwend and Thomas J. Yager, “Personal Involvement of U.S. Vietnam Veterans in Harming Civilians and Prisoners: The Roles of Antisocial Predispositions and Combat Situations,” Clinical Psychological Science, 2021, 9(5) pp. 932–943.

    Grants – Principal Investigator on the following:
    • Two studies supported by small grants program of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Grant MH 07328, “Psychological Disorder: The Midtown Hypotheses” and Grant MH 07327, “Trends In Lay Appraisal.” 1962–1964
    • Program of methodological research: “Measures of Untreated Psychiatric Disorder,” Grant MH 10328 from the NIMH. 1964–1985
    • “Social and Psychological Factors in Major Depression,” Grant MH 26208 from the NIMH. 1981–1987
    • “Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome and Life Stress,” Grant DE 05989 from the National Institute of Dental Research. 1982–1996
    • “Social Stress-Social Selection and Psychiatric Disorders,” Grant MH 30710 from the NIMH. 1982–1995
    • “Israeli Reactions to Scud Attacks during the Gulf War,” Grant MH50218 from the NIMH. 1993–1996
    • “Social Status and PTSD in U.S. Veterans of the Vietnam War,” Grant MH 59309 from the NIMH. 1999–2002
    • Grants from anonymous private foundation to expand above NIMH-supported study. 1999–2004
    • “Measurement of Major Stressful Events over the Life Course,” Grant MH 59627 from the NIMH. 2001–2007
    • Grants from anonymous private foundation to expand above NIMH-supported study. 2007–2011
    • Two grants from anonymous private foundation to support development of a monograph on the above Vietnam research. 2011–2016

    Last updated December 5, 2022


  • Bruce Levin, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Biostatistics at the Mailman School of Public Health.  He taught at Columbia for 45 years from 1974 until his retirement in 2019.  He was Chair of the Department of Biostatistics from 2000 to 2011, during which time the department enjoyed dramatic growth, tripling the number of faculty, and was ranked third in the nation in a 2007 study conducted by the Chronicles of Higher Education.

    Dr. Levin has a long-standing interest in statistical methodology for clinical trials, public health, and the law.  Using sequential statistical methods, he has published on innovative trial designs, e.g., designs that minimize ethical costs, designs that emphasize the selection paradigm rather than the significance testing paradigm, and novel designs such as the comparative selection trial which combines features of both paradigms.  An example is the QALS trial (high-dose coenzyme Q10 in ALS disease), a phase II design that combined a selection phase with a non-superiority (futility) phase utilizing the same data.  In May of 2009 he gave a short course to the FDA/CDER biostatistics group entitled, “Selection Methods in Clinical Trials.”  He continues to publish mathematical articles in the area of sequential selection procedures.

    Dr. Levin enjoys putting theory into practice and has served as the senior statistical consultant on several multicenter randomized clinical trials in the field of stroke neurology and cardiology, including the WARCEF trial (Warfarin versus Aspirin in Reduced Cardiac Ejection Fraction), the WARSS trial (Warfarin versus Aspirin in Recurrent Stroke Study), the GAIN Americas trial, and the CABG Patch trial.  In addition to these aging-related diseases, Dr. Levin has collaborated for many years with epidemiologists studying reproductive aging.  He also served for over 20 years as the Director of the Statistics, Epidemiology, and Data Management (SED) Core of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies.  He continues to be actively engaged in several Data Monitoring Committees for randomized controlled trials.

    Dr. Levin is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association.  He served for ten years as Consulting Statistical Editor for the American Journal of Public Health and is a Statistics Section Award winner of the American Public Health Association.  He is co-author of the 3rd edition of Statistical Methods for Rates and Proportions with Myunghee Cho Paik and the late Joseph L. Fleiss (Wiley, 2003).  Dr. Levin is also co-author with Michael O. Finkelstein of Statistics for Lawyers, 3rd Ed. (Springer, 2015), and has testified in many court cases as a statistical expert.  Dr. Levin’s most recent book is The Biostatistics of Aging (Wiley, 2014), co-authored with Dr. Gilberto Levy.

    Education and Academic Positions

    Columbia University   1968    B.A.    (Mathematics)
    Harvard University     1972    M.A.   (Mathematics)
    Harvard University     1974    Ph.D.   (Applied Mathematics and Statistics)

    Selected Publications

    The website http://www.columbia.edu/~bl6/publist.htm contains a complete listing of Dr. Levin’s publications.

    1. Lai, T.L., Levin, B., Robbins, H. and Siegmund, D. (1980). Sequential Medical Trials. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 77(6):3135-3138.
    2. Levin, B. and Robbins, H. (1981). Selecting the Highest Probability in Binomial or Multinomial Trials. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 78(8):4663–4666.
    3. Levin, B. (1981). A Representation for Multinomial Cumulative Distribution Functions. Annals of Statistics 9(5):1123–1126.
    4. Levin, B. (1987). Conditional Likelihood Analysis in Stratum–Matched Retrospective Studies with Polytomous Disease States. Communications in Statistics B16(3):699–718.
    5. Levin, B. (1990). The Saddlepoint Correction in Conditional Logistic Likelihood Analysis. Biometrika 77(2):275–285.
    6. Levin, B. and Kong, F. (1990). Bartlett's Bias Correction to the Profile Score Function is a Saddlepoint Correction. Biometrika 77(1):219–221.
    7. Leu, C.-S. and Levin, B. (2008). On a Conjecture of Bechhofer, Kiefer, and Sobel for the Levin-Robbins-Leu Binomial Subset Selection Procedures. Sequential Analysis 27:106-125.
    8. Levin, B., Thompson, J.L.P., Chakraborty, B., Levy, G., MacArthur, R.B., Haley, E.C. (2011). Statistical Aspects of the TNK-S2B Trial of Tenecteplase versus Alteplase in Acute Ischemic Stroke: An Efficient, Dose-Adaptive, Seamless Phase II/III Design. Clinical Trials 8:398-407.
    9. Leu, C.-S., Cheung, Y.-K., and Levin, B. (2011). Subset selection in comparative selection trials. In: Bhattacharjee, M., Dhar, S.K., and Subramanian, S. (eds.) Recent Advances in Biostatistics: False Discovery, Survival Analysis, and Other Topics. Series in Biostatistics, 4:271-288. World Scientific.
    10. Levin, B. and Leu, C.-S. (2013). On an Inequality That Implies the Lower Bound Formula for the Probability of Correct Selection in the Levin-Robbins-Leu Family of Sequential Binomial Subset Selection Procedures. Sequential Analysis 32(4):404-427.
    11. Caplan, A., Plunkett, C., and Levin, B. (2015). Selecting the Right Tool for the Job (invited paper). American Journal of Bioethics 15(4):4-10, with open peer commentaries pp. 33-50, and response pp. W8-W10.
    12. Levin, B. (2015).  The Futility Study—Progress Over the Last Decade.  Contemporary Clinical Trials 45(Pt A):69-75.
    13. Levin, B. and Leu, C.-S. (2016).  On Lattice Event Probabilities for Levin-Robbins-Leu Subset Selection Procedures. Sequential Analysis 35(3):370-386.
    14. Levin, B. and Leu, C.-S. (2020).  Positivity of Cumulative Sums for Multi-Index Function Components Explains the Lower Bound Formula in the Levin-Robbins-Leu Family of Sequential Subset Selection Procedures.  Sequential Analysis 39(4) (in press).

    Last updated October 9, 2020

  • Bernard Berofsky (B. A. NYU, 1956, M.A., Columbia, 1959, Ph.D., Columbia, 1963) entered the study of philosophy in order to solve the free will problem and is dismayed that he is still working on it. He began his teaching career at Vassar College, and went on to the University of Michigan before returning to Columbia, where he taught for 37 years. He has also been a visiting Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    Berofsky performs as a stage magician under the name of Sebastian.

    Areas of Specialization: 

    Metaphysics, especially free will, moral responsibility, autonomy, determinism, and causality

    Articles / Publications: 

    Forthcoming: ’Doing What Comes Naturally: Autonomy as Liberation’. In Ben Colburn (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Autonomy. Routledge.

    2019. ’The Luck Argument Against Libertarianism’. In Allan McKay and Michael Sevel (eds.), Free Will and the Law: New Perspectives, Oxon.

    2017. ‘Classical Compatibilism’. In Kevin Timpe, Neil Levy and Megan Griffith (ads.), Routledge Companion to Free Will, Routledge.

    2015. ‘Freedom as Creativity’. Journal of Philosophy 112: 373-95.

    2014. ‘In Defense of Mill’s Theory of Free Will’. In A. Loizides (ed.), Mill’s Logic: Critical Appraisals, Routledge.

    2014. ‘Free Will as Creativity’, the Baruch and Sarah Blum Lecture for 2014, Bar-Ilan University.

    2012. Nature’s Challenge to Free Will. Oxford University Press.

    2011. ‘Compatibilism Without Frankfurt: Dispositional Analyses of Free Will’. In Robert Kane (ed.), Handbook of Free Will, 2nd Ed. Oxford University Press.

    2011. ‘Is Pathological Altruism Altruism?’ In Barbara Oakley, Ariel Knafo, Guruprasad Madhaven, David Sloan Wilson (eds.), Pathological Altruism, Oxford University Press.

    2010. ‘Free Will and the Mind-Body Problem’. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88 (1):1 –19.

    2006. ‘Global Control and Freedom’. Philosophical Studies 131 (2):419-445.

    2006. ‘The Myth of Source’. Acta Analytica 21 (4): 3-18.

    2004. ‘Autonomy and Free Will’. In J. S. Taylor (ed.), Personal Autonomy: New Essays on Personal Autonomy and its Role in Contemporary Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.

    2003. Identification, the Self, and Autonomy. Social Philosophy and Policy 20 (2):199-220.

    2003. ‘ Classical Compatibilism: Not Dead Yet’. In Michael McKenna and David Widerker (eds.), Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities. Ashgate Press.

    2002. ‘Ifs, Cans, and Free Will: The Issues’. In Robert Kane (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Free Will. Oxford University Press.

    2000. ‘Ultimate Rsponsibility in a Deterministic World’. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60 (1):135-40.

    1998. Through Thick and Thin: Mele on Autonomy’Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (3):689-697.

    1995. Liberation From Self: A Theory of Personal Autonomy. Cambridge University Press.

    1987. The Metaphysical Basis of Responsibility. Routledge.

    Last updated April 22, 2021

  • Educational Background

    MA: University of Pennsylvania (’60)
    PhD: Columbia University (’65)

    Research Interests

    Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Japanese Literary and Cultural History, Illuminated Literary Texts, Japanese Heritage Musical Instruments and Vocal Literature

    Professor Emerita, Barbara Ruch, is full-time Director of the IMJS: Institute for Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives and was the Founder and first Director of EALAC’s Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture and the Shincho Professorship of Japanese Literature for Donald Keene and successors which she conceptualized and for which she raised the endowment during 1984-1986 with support in Japan of eminent writers and cultural leaders, Shiba Ryōtarō, Abe Kōbō, Nagai Michio, Takemitsu Tōru and the then president Satō Ryōichi and general manager Nitta Hiroshi of Shinchosha Publishing Co.

    Professor Ruch received her M.A. in classical Chinese and Japanese Studies at the University of Pennsylvania under Derk Bodde and Dale Saunders and her Ph.D. at Columbia in Medieval Japanese Literature and Cultural History under Tsunoda Ryūsaku, Donald Keene and Ivan Morris. Her training at Kyoto University had been with the linguist Sakakura Atsuyoshi, the historian Hayashiya Tatsusaburō, and the medieval fiction specialist Okami Masao. She then taught Classical and Modern Japanese language and Japanese literature at Harvard, then at Penn, and also, commuting to New York, she shared the teaching of Pre-Modern and Modern Japanese Literature with Professor Keene as Visiting Professor at Columbia for several years. She moved permanently to Columbia as Professor in 1984, at which time she brought to Columbia under the EALAC umbrella the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies (IMJS) which she had founded at Penn in 1968, and which had a name change in 2013 to IMJS: Institute for Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives. At Columbia, in addition to her seminar on medieval vocal narratives, she instituted EALAC’s first courses specializing in Major Women Writers in Pre-Modern and Modern Japan as well as the History of Female Clerics in Japanese Buddhism. Professor Ruch retired from teaching and became Emerita in 1999, but has remained full-time director of the Institute to the present day.

    The mission of the Institute has been, and remains, the identification, resurrection and research of sorely neglected constituents, often unrecognized as academic fields, that are fundamental to the understanding of Japanese culture. The first decades of its research were devoted to the first full-scale collaborative study of the huge body of neglected medieval Japanese illuminated fictional texts (Nara ehon, otogizōshi) and to opening the field of the performing art based on calligraphed paintings known as etoki. In 1978-79 Professor Ruch directed the first international and interdisciplinary research team of scholars of literature, art, and religion in on-site collections of such texts discovered in London, Dublin, New York, Tokyo and Kyoto, that had till then been unknown to scholars in Japan. The works were published in full in the 1980s. She was awarded the newly established Minakata Kumagusu Prize in 1991. During the decade of the 1990s she then led research projects that resulted in the resurrection of the history of eminent Japanese women clerics and publications on the thirteen extant Imperial Buddhist Convents in Nara and Kyoto which culminated in permanent on-going projects of research and restoration (architecture; textiles; hand-calligraphed records, etc.), and the establishment of a sister collaborating office in Kyoto. Following exhibitions and symposia at Columbia and in Tokyo she edited the first English-language book on the subject (Engendering Faith: Women and Buddhism in Premodern Japan). In 1992 she was the first non-Japanese to receive the Aoyama Nao Prize for Women’s History. In 1999 she received the Order of the Precious Crown, with Butterfly crest, an imperial decoration for eminent royal and other women founded by the Meiji Empress. In 2000 she was awarded the Yamagata Bantō Prize, given yearly to one Japan specialist worldwide for leadership and creativity in the study of Japan. In 2008 she was the first foreign woman to receive the Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai (BDK) Cultural Award in furthering the history of Buddhism, and in 2009 the previous decades of research and collaboration with the Imperial Convents culminated in the Tokyo exhibition focused on all thirteen convents and with the appearance of the bilingual Amamonzeki: Hidden Heritage – Treasures of Imperial Buddhist Convents. In 2011 she received the Kyoto Cultural Award from the Governor of Kyoto. Prof. Ruch signed an agreement with Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) and the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (Nabunken), with IMJS as liaison in 2011 for a five-year multi-dimensional project focused on East-West issues of conservation and historic preservation and an exchange of related faculty lecturers to Columbia and Columbia student interns to Japan.

    Columbia celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2004, Juilliard School of Music marked its 100th anniversary in 2005 and Columbia’s eminent Department of Music was about to celebrate its 110th anniversary in 2006 – a time of re-evaluation of direction in Japanese Studies. An Institute survey of American academia revealed that the only discipline of Japanese Studies that has no degree program or center in the U.S. was the huge and culturally influential field of Japanese heritage music. Concerned with the neglect of Japanese instrumental heritage music in both academia as well as in music training programs in and outside Japan, Professor Ruch turned to the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs and in collaboration with the Columbia Department of Music launched a program in 2006-2007 to teach Japanese Classical Gagaku Court Music and form a Gagaku Instrumental Ensemble within the Music Performance Program and the Columbia and Juilliard joint program. In 2007 the Mentor/Protégé Program was created for intensive training in Tokyo for the most talented musicians emerging from the Gagaku training program, and in 2011 Edo-period shakuhachi and koto ensembles were added to the performance program. March 2020 marks the 15th anniversary of this Japanese ensemble initiative, which includes course credit, instrumental training, workshops for composers, the summer six-week Mentor/Protégé Program, annual NY master classes, and Miller Theatre concerts. Expanded collaboration with Columbia’s Computer Music Center (CMC) and the School of the Arts Sound Arts Program (SAP) has opened new doors for young Japanese and American musicians and composers to explore the sonics of Japanese heritage instruments, the first project of which was a computer analysis of various types of koto instruments in a collaboration between the Columbia CMC and the Tokyo University of the Arts, published in the August 2015 issue of the Hōgaku Journal.

    In 2013 Prof. Ruch organized the first New York Summit on preserving the past, enriching the present, and engaging the future of Japanese Heritage Music. It was at this time the Institute – no longer and not for a long time focused exclusively on the medieval age of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu – changed its working name (by request of collaborating scholars) to the IMJS: Institute for Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives. The subsequent Tokyo Summit of Japanese Heritage Music in June 2014, enlarged by four strategy teams during 2014, continues work today in broadening music teacher training beyond Western instruments to include Japanese instrumental training as well.

    During the academic year 2018-2019 the Institute marked the 50th anniversary of its founding with concerts in New York and at Yomiuri Ōtemachi Hall, Tokyo, featuring advanced Gagaku musicians from Columbia; commissioned stage interpretations of the medieval picture scroll Kiku no sei monogatari (Chrysanthemum Heart) by Japanese musicians; and, with newly composed music, and vocalizations of the 12th-century lyrics of imayō songs by the celebrity singer Otomae that miraculously had been transcribed live by Retired Emperor GoShirakawa who had been her student.

    For information about IMJS (Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies): Institute for Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives, please visit www.imjs-jchi.org

    Last updated April 27, 2020



  • Barbara Levy Simon has been a full-time faculty member at Columbia since 1986, having taught previously at La Salle University in Philadelphia and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She serves as liaison for students in the dual-degree master’s program with Union Theological Seminary. In the doctoral program, she teaches a course on the transnational history of humanitarianism. Dr. Simon holds an AB from Goucher College and an MSS and PhD from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

    Dr. Simon’s books include Never-Married Women (Temple University Press, 1987), The Empowerment Tradition in American Social Work: A History (Columbia University Press, 1994), and The Columbia Guide to Social Work Writing (co-edited with Warren Green, Columbia University Press, 2012).

    Last updated December 21, 2022

  • Dr. Barbara Berkman is the Helen Rehr and Ruth Fizdale Professor Emerita of Health and Mental Health at Columbia University School of Social Work and Special Research Scientist in the Faculty of Social Work. She received her Doctorate from Columbia University School of Social Work, a MA from the University of Chicago, and her BA with distinction and honors in Philosophy from the University of Michigan.

    Following her doctorate, she was awarded a Kellogg fellowship to study the outcome of social work health care service delivery to older hospital patients.  She directed 23 federally and foundation supported research projects focusing on issues in oncology and geriatric care. She is a former President of the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research (IASWR).

    Dr. Berkman has received many awards and honors primarily for her research and policy efforts in health, mental health, and aging. In 1986, she became the first recipient of the Edith Abbott Distinguished Alumni Award of the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.  In 1987, she received the “Greatest Contribution to Practice” Award from the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the Hyman J. Weiner Award for “Distinguished Scholarship Contributing to Health Care Practice and Administration,” from the Society for Hospital Social Work Directors of the American Hospital Association.  In 1994, she was honored by the National Association of Social Workers when she received the Ruth Knee / Milton Wittman Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Health/Mental Health Policy.”  In 2002, Dr. Berkman received the “Career Achievement Award” from the Association for Geriatric Education in Social Work (AGE-SW).  In 2004 she was given NASW Foundation’s Social Work Pioneer Award, and in 2008 she received the President’s Medal of Honor from the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD). In 2009, she was honored with the Donald P. Kent Award from the Gerontological Society of America for her professional leadership in gerontology through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the larger society. In 2012, the American Cancer Society recognized her with the "Distinguished  Achievement in Cancer Award". More recently, in 2015, the Columbia University School of Social Work inducted Dr. Berkman in the Alumni Association Hall of Fame.

    Dr. Berkman’s professional contribution to the knowledge base in health care and aging includes over 200 books, chapters, and articles. In recognition of her research and practice in oncology and health care, with a focus on older adults and their families, she has been named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and of the New York Academy of Medicine and The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.


    Last Updated March 10, 2020

  • Since joining the Columbia Law School faculty in 1985, Barbara Schatz has directed clinics devoted to community enterprise, mediation, and community development. She also taught the Clinical Seminar in Law and the Arts and the Community Development Law Externship. She is currently teaching Representing Nonprofits: A Lawyering Skills Simulation Course. As an expert in clinical pedagogy, she has consulted with law faculties in China, Russia, Armenia, Georgia, Poland, and Hungary to support their efforts to establish clinical legal education programs.

    Schatz has devoted her career to public service. More than 35 years ago, she co-founded Human Rights First, where she is now an emeritus board member. She is the founding chair and a board member of PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law, which helps lawyers access tools they need to advance human rights and public interest law around the world. To honor her, PILnet created the Barbara Schatz Fellowship Fund, which gives young activist lawyers the opportunity to build their skills by working with PILnet staff in Hong Kong, Budapest, and New York. Schatz also serves on the boards and executive committees of Nonprofit New York, an organization of 1,700 nonprofits that builds their capacity for effective service and advocacy, and Trickle Up, a global organization devoted to raising people out of extreme poverty. She is a director of Bank Street College of Education, which, in addition to operating an elementary school and a graduate school, works with school districts throughout the United States to improve learning outcomes.

    Before entering academia, Schatz served as executive director of the Council of New York Law Associates (now the Lawyers Alliance for New York), where she administered a pro bono program for 1,800 lawyers, developed the organization’s community development practice, and co-founded Court Appointed Special Advocates, a program to advocate for children in foster care.

    • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1973
    • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1969

    Selected Publications
    • Starting Off Right: A Guide for New York Non-Profit Corporations, Columbia Law School 2016
    • “Community Law Clinics: Teaching Students, Working with Disadvantaged Communities” with Anna Cody in The Global Clinical Movement: Educating Lawyers for Social Justice, F. Bloch, ed. (Oxford University Press, October, 2010)
    • Small Business Start-ups, Columbia Law School, 2005
    • Getting Organized, 5th edition (with R. Hobish and A. Bromberger), Lawyers Alliance for New York, 1999

    Last updated December 20, 2022

  • Arthur M. Langer, is Associate Vice-Provost, the inaugural Director of the Center for Technology Management and Digital Leadership, and Professor of Professional Practice at the D’Amore-Mckim School of Business at Northeastern University. He was also the inaugural Director of the Center for Technology Management and professor of practice of Technology Management at Columbia University. At Columbia he was also the academic director of the Executive Master’s of Science program in Technology Management, vice chair of faculty and executive advisor to the dean at the School of Professional Studies, and currently remains on the faculty of the Department of Organization and Leadership at the Graduate School of Education (Teachers College). He also served as a member of the Columbia University Faculty Senate and chair of the Library committee of the Senate. Dr. Langer is the author of Information Technology and Organizational Learning, 4th Edition (2024), Developing a Path to Data Dominance: Forming a Digital Strategy to Drive Revenue Growth (2023 with Arka Mukherjee); Analysis and Design of Next-Generation Software Architectures: 5G, IoT, Blockchain, and Quantum Computing (2020), Guide to Software Development: Designing & Managing the Life Cycle. 2nd Edition (2016), Strategic IT: Best Practices for Managers and Executives (2013 with Lyle Yorks), Analysis and Design of Information Systems (2007), Applied Ecommerce (2002), and The Art of Analysis (1997), and has numerous published articles and papers, relating to digital transformation, service learning for underserved populations, IT organizational integration, mentoring, and staff development. Dr. Langer consults with corporations and universities on information technology, cyber security, staff development, management transformation, and curriculum development around the Globe. Dr. Langer is also the chairman and founder of Workforce Opportunity Services (www.wforce.org), a non-profit social venture that provides scholarships and careers to underserved populations around the world.

    Dr. Langer earned a BA in computer science, an MBA in accounting/finance, and a Doctorate of Education from Columbia University.

    Updated August 29, 2023

  • Dr. Robin Brown was appointed as Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology at the Columbia University Medical Center on October 1, 2020, following his official retirement on September 30th, having served more than 40 years at the institution.

    Dr. Brown joined the department of anesthesiology as Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology in July 1989 and continued his rise through the ranks of academic professorship. His clinical and teaching talents led him to his full professorship in July 2015. He became Director of Orthopedic Anesthesia in 1990 (renamed Director of Orthopedic and Regional Anesthesia in 1996), Director of the Acute Pain Service (1998–2013), Director of Ambulatory Anesthesia Services (2005–2020), Vice-Chair, OR Management (1997–2020) as well as numerous CUMC committees.

    Dr. Brown’s primary interest was in orthopedic and regional anesthesia as well as perioperative pain management. Shortly after joining the Anesthesia Department he actively encouraged the use of regional anesthesia, specifically peripheral nerve blocks, for extremity surgery, with an emphasis on orthopedic as well as vascular surgical procedures. This service was expanded by the insertion of peripheral nerve catheters for prolonged postoperative analgesia, as well as the introduction of truncal blocks and catheters.

    In 1996 Dr. Brown, with the assistance of Dr. Wendy Silverstein, introduced a Fellowship in Regional Anesthesia. This was eventually expanded to a Fellowship in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine and culminated in the graduation of three fellows on an annual basis.

    Dr. Brown’s expertise has led to numerous invitations as a presenter at national as well as international meetings. In addition, he has conducted clinical workshops related to regional anesthesia both nationally and internationally. He has published numerous articles, reviews, book chapters, and abstracts.

    In May 2017 Dr. Brown was inducted into The Academy of Clinical Excellence of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

    Updated August 30, 2023

  • Anna Frajlich (a.k.a Anna Frajlich-Zajac) has lived in New York since 1970, after emigrating from Poland with her husband and son in 1969 with the Jewish “exodus” cause by the so called “Anti-Zionist” campaign orchestrated by the Polish Communist Party. In 1965 she received her MA in Polish literature in the Warsaw University, and defended her Ph.D. dissertation in the Slavic Department of the New York University in 1990.

    Her poetry, reviews, articles and essays have been published in various journals in Poland, the United States, and Europe.  She is an author of 17 books of poetry (and prose), three of them bilingual Polish–English, Polish-French, and recently Polish-Italian.

    Today Frajlich is a Senior Lecturer Emerita, Department of Slavic Languages and
    Associate Faculty Member, Harriman Institute, Columbia University

    She has taught Polish language and literature in the United States for over 30 years.

    She is the recipient of:

    1981 Kościelski Foundation of Switzerland Literary Prize

    2002 The Knight Cross of the Order of Merit awarded by the President of the Polish Republic 

    2003 Literary Prize of W. & N. Turzanski Foundation (Toronto, Canada).

    In the citation the Prize committee praised Dr. Frajlich work as one “of the most interesting phenomena in the contemporary Polish poetry,” which “reveals deep truth about the existence of an individual entangled in the tragic fate of contemporary civilization.”

    2008 the honorary title of the Ambassador of Szczecin, Poland. 

    2015 Prize of the Union of Polish Writers in Exile, based in London.

    The citation states: Anna Frajlich’s  “literary roots lie deep in Polish, Jewish and American culture, but it is in the Polish language that she finds a safe haven and belonging.... The journey, exile, the passing of time are frequent themes in her works, but she seeks not only her own place in the world, but goodness and beauty. Her work has a deep humanitarian dimension.”

    2017 the Distinguished Pole Award in USA, category of culture. 

    She is a member of Polish Writers Association, Polish PEN, and the American PEN, also the board member of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences, as well as the following associations: The Kościuszko Foundation, and the American Assoc. of Slavic and East European Languages. 

    Her book of essays in English “The Ghost of Shakespeare” will be published in 2021.

    Her website: http://www.annafrajlich.com


    Last Updated: March 2, 2020

  • BIO

    Anissa Abi-Dargham, MD, is The Lourie Endowed Chair in Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology, Director of Multi-Modal Translational Imaging Lab, Vice Chair for Research in Department of Psychiatry, Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Science, Renaissance School of Medicine and Special Lecturer in Psychiatry at Columbia University. She was previously the Chief of the Division of Translational Imaging in the Psychiatry Department at Columbia. She also served as Director of Clinical and Imaging Research in the Lieber Center for Schizophrenia Research, and Director of the Silvio O. Conte Center for the study of "Dopamine Dysfunction in Schizophrenia", both based at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.




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    • M.D., Saint Joseph’s University


    Abi-Dargham research utilizes molecular imaging techniques (SPECT and PET) to study the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, schizophrenia related spectrum disorders and addiction. Her work has resulted in seminal publications describing the complex alterations of dopamine transmission in schizophrenia and their relationship to clinical symptoms, cognition and response to treatment, as well as their interrelatedness to glutamate dysfunction in schizophrenia. These studies showed increased striatal dopamine release in schizophrenia, which has become one of the most established findings of schizophrenia research, and cortical deficit. Her work with cortical D1 receptors has provided added rationale for developing and testing D1 agonists in schizophrenia. Another direction for work in her imaging group is dual diagnosis patients with comorbid schizophrenia and cannabis abuse. She and her team found that most drug addictions blunt dopamine release during the chronic phase of drug dependence, which results in poor outcomes. In a popular interview, she explained, "The bottom line is that long-term, heavy cannabis use may impair the dopaminergic system, which could have a variety of negative effects on learning and behavior." She has recently focused on understanding the disconnection between striatal and extrastriatal dopamine in schizophrenia and how this contributes to altered perceptual inference, as a key model for hallucinations and psychosis. Ultimately this work is relevant to developing biomarkers and more focused treatment interventions for these disorders.


    Abi-Dargham has received numerous awards, and published over 180 articles in major scientific journals. She is the deputy editor of imaging for both neuropsychopharmacology and biological psychiatry, Past President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and former president of the Brain Imaging Council for the Society of Nuclear Medicine. Additionally, she has a large portfolio of federal, charitable and industry-funded studies.

    In 2016, she was elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine. She received the Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research from the Brain and behavior Research Foundation in 2018.









    Last updated April 29, 2020

  • Andrew Hull Yood, MD is a retired Psychiatrist in New York, NY who completed his Residency at Montefiore Medical Center - Henry & Lucy Moses Div. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.




    Inpatient Psychiatry, Addiction​​​​​​​

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    Albert Einstein - Montefiore Medical Center​​​​​​​

    Residency, Psychiatry​​​​​​​

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    Board Certification expired 2014

    Attending Psychiatrist 

    NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital,


    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center,



    Last Updated April 20, 2020

  • Andreas Huyssen is the Villard Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he served as founding director of the Center for Comparative Literature and Society (1998–2003). He chaired the Department of Germanic Languages from 1986–1992 and again from 2005–2008. He is one of the founding editors of New German Critique (1974–), and he serves on several editorial boards of national and international journals. 

    In 2005, he won Columbia's coveted Mark van Doren teaching award. His research and teaching focus on 18th-20th-century German literature and culture, international modernism, Frankfurt School critical theory, postmodernism, cultural memory of historical trauma in transnational contexts, and, most recently, urban culture and globalization.

    Huyssen has published widely in German and English and his work has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Swedish, Danish, Slovenian, Hungarian, Polish, Turkish, Japanese, and Chinese. His books include Die frühromantische Konzeption von Übersetzung und Aneignung. Studien zur frühromantischen Utopie einer deutschen Weltliteratur (1969), Friedrich Schlegel. "Athenäums"-Fragmente und andere Schriften (1978, latest reprint 2005), Drama des Sturm und Drang (1980), The Technological Imagination: Theories and Fictions (ed. with Teresa de Lauretis and Kathleen Woodward, 1980), After the Great Divide: Modernism, Mass Culture, Postmodernism (1986), Postmoderne: Zeichen eines kulturellen Wandels (ed. with Klaus Scherpe, 1986), Modernity and the Text: Revisions of German Modernism (ed. with David Bathrick, 1989), Twilight Memories: Marking Time in a Culture of Amnesia (1995), Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory (2003), the edited volume on cities beyond the Northern Transatlatic entitled Other Cities, Other Worlds: Urban Imaginaries in a Globalizing World (2008), and Modernismo después de la posmodernidad (2010). His latest two books are William Kentridge, Nalini Malani: The Shadowplay as Medium of Memory (2013) and Miniature Metropolis: Literature in an Age of Photography and Film (2015).

    Currently, he works on a book about contemporary visual artists from beyond the Northern Transatlantic and their dual investment in memories of state violence and memories of modernism. He has also written a couple of essays on Trump, Breitbart, Bannon and the Frankfurt School.



    Last Updated: March 17, 2020

  • Alvin Wald graduated from The Cooper Union, starting out as an electrical engineer. He soon switched to biomedical engineering, at that time being at the forefront of this new profession. He began this new career at New York University Medical Center, then moved to Columbia-Presbyterian (Irving) Medical Center. He carried out research in the nervous system, cardiovascular system, and respiratory system. He also participated in teaching and patient care activities. As Editor-in-Chief of the "IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine" (Now called “IEEE Pulse”) for sixteen years his goal then and continues to be to expand the profession of biomedical engineering. This publication has the largest worldwide circulation of any general-purpose biomedical engineering periodical, concentrating on both technical and societal aspects of the profession. He went on to found and be the first Editor-in-Chief of “Biomedical Engineering On Line.” Dr. Wald was elected as a Founding Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

    Last updated April 13, 2020

  • Allen Zweben, Ph.D., is currently Professor Emeritus and Director of Motivational Training Program at Columbia University, School of Social Work in New York City, where he has been conducting and testing a MI skills-based lab project for incoming social work students. Dr. Zweben has been an active researcher in the addictions field for more than 40 years. His contributions to the addiction field have involved developing, adapting, and testing innovative behavioral treatments and medications for alcohol-related problems. Dr. Zweben has been principal investigator in large scale, multi-site, collaborative, NIH-funded clinical trials.

    With regard to motivational interviewing, he played a key role in developing and testing motivational enhancement therapy (MET), a brief intervention that employed motivational Interviewing strategies for alcohol-related problems. MET was tested and found to be a promising approach in a landmark study known as Project MATCH. Consequently, MET has become a behavioral platform in numerous behavioral and pharmacological studies. MET has also been employed and adapted in community agencies serving individuals having addiction and related problems.

    Dr. Zweben has had extensive experience in training social workers, nurses, physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, and students from a variety of disciplines in motivational interviewing. He recently co-authored the second edition of Treating Addiction: A Guide for Professionals with Bill Miller and Alyssa Forcehimes. Dr. Zweben has been a member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since its inception.

    Last updated December 21, 2022

  • Dr. Allen Hyman has had a long career in medicine. Currently Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, he was previously Senior Physician and Special Advisor to the CEO at The New York- Presbyterian Hospital, where he was also Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director and the hospital’s first chief of staff.
    Hyman began his career as a resident in pediatrics and anesthesiology in 1960, having been influenced by C. Everett Koop, former U.S. surgeon-general, and E.M. Papper, Chairman of Anesthesiology at Columbia University. Hyman’s research on premature infants led to his introducing new clinical methods of ventilating very small babies. In 1980, Hyman’s focus shifted from children to adults, and he was appointed co-director of the Surgery Intensive care Unit. In 1987, he was awarded Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship and was appointed health-aide to Senator Robert Dole. In 1996, Hyman was appointed by Governor George Pataki to serve on his Ad Hoc Task Force on New York’s Prospective Hospital Reimbursement Methodology. The final report led to the passage of the Health Care Reform Act. In 2000, Hyman was appointed to a four-year term at the Council of Graduate Medical Education (COGME).

    Hyman is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Medicine, New York Academy of Sciences, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was also listed in the published volume of The Best Doctors in America.

    He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Hyman recently endowed a professorship at Columbia, the Allen I. Hyman, M.D. Professorship of Critical Care in Anesthesiology and two Columbia lectureships: in the History of Anesthesia/Medicine and Critical Care/ Anesthesiology. Valerie and Allen have two sons and eight grandchildren. Joshua is Professor of Orthopedics at VP&S. Zoe, attends Columbia College.

    Last Updated: February 19, 2020

  • Alice Kessler-Harris, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor Emerita of American History. She is also Professor Emerita in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. Dr. Kessler-Harris specializes in the history of American labor and the comparative and interdisciplinary exploration of women and gender. She received her B.A. from Goucher College (1961) and her Ph.D. from Rutgers (1968). Her published works include: In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in Twentieth Century America (2001); Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States (1982); A Woman's Wage: Historical Meanings and Social Consequences (1990); and Women Have Always Worked: A Historical Overview (1981). She is co-editor of Protecting Women: Labor Legislation in Europe, Australia, and the United States, 1880–1920 (1995) and U.S. History as Women’s History (1995). Some of Kessler-Harris’s essays in women’s labor history are collected in Gendering Labor History (2007). Her most recent book is A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman (2012).

    Last updated November 18, 2022

  • Alden T. Vaughan taught in the Department of History at Columbia for thirty-three years before his retirement in 1994. Since 2002 he has also been an Affiliate Professor of History at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Vaughan’s teaching and research examine British America in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, especially the perceptions and interactions of Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans in the formative decades of diverse settler societies. His publications include New England Frontier: Puritans and Indians, 1620-1675 (1965, 3rd ed. 1995); American Genesis: Captain John Smith and the Founding of Virginia (1975); Roots of American Racism (1995) – a selection of his essays on that topic; and Transatlantic Encounters: American Indians in Britain, 1500-1776 (2006, pb. ed., with corrections 2008). Vaughan also publishes on Shakespeare, often in collaboration with his wife, Virginia Mason Vaughan, a literary scholar. Their works include Shakespeare’s Caliban: A Cultural History (1991) and Shakespeare in America (2012). The Vaughans co-edited The Tempest in the Arden Shakespeare 3rdseries (1999, rev. ed. 2011) and two anthologies on that play (1998, 2014).


    Last Updated April 13, 2020

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