Drew Ramsey, M.D. is an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. His clinical work focuses on the treatment of depression and anxiety with a combination of psychotherapy, diet and lifestyle modification, and psychopharmacology.
Dr. Ramsey teaches and supervises patient evaluation in Adult Psychiatry Residency Program, PIRC. He is a thesis mentor at the Institute of Human Nutrition and has taught supportive psychotherapy and Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy. From 2005 to 2008, he directed the Audubon Continuing Day Treatment Program, a bi-lingual service for the severely mentally ill located in the Washington Heights area of Manhattan; a program of New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia Psychiatry.
Dr. Ramsey regularly provides expert comment on psychiatry-related topics to the news media. His work and writing on food and brain health has been published in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and Prevention. He is the co-author of 50 Shades of Kale (HarperWaver 2013) and The Happiness Diet (Rodale 2011), and the co-founder of National Kale Day.
Dr. Ramsey is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed his specialty training in adult psychiatry at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, received an M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2000 and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Earlham College.
Education and Training:
- Undergraduate: Earlham College, B.A. Biology, Phi Beta Kappa, 1992-1996
- Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, M.D., 1996-2000
- Internship: New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2000-2001
- Residency: Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, 2001-2004
- Board Certifications: Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Clinical Treatment of depression and anxiety
Nutrition and Mental Health
- Intensive Outpatient Treatment of Schizophrenia
New York, NY 10023
My research is focused on nutrition and mental health. I'm interested in understanding how changes to the American diet over the last 100 years affect brain function. My work explores the roles of fats like omega-3s and oleic acid, phytonutrients such as the flavanols, forms of vitamins not found in processed foods, and brain essential minerals such as iodine, iron, zinc, and selenium.
1. Gutman SA Kerner R Zombek I Dulek J Ramsey CA.: Supported education for adults with psychiatric disabilities: effectiveness of an occupational therapy program.. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 2009;63(3): 245-54
1. Ramsey D, Muskin P: Vitamin deficiencies and mental health: How are they linked?. Current Psychiatry 2013;12