David H. Strauss, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Psychiatric Research,
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Vice Chairman for Research Administration, Ethics and Policy ,
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Dr. David Strauss has spent his academic career in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia. In 1989, Dr. Strauss became an attending research psychiatrist and soonafter Chief of the Schizophrenia Research Unit at NYSPI. From 1994 to 2000, he served at the Clinical Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Chair of the NYSPI Ethics Committee.
In 2000, Dr. Strauss was appointed Chair of the the department's Institutional Review Board. In 2004, he was named Director of the Office of Human Subject's Research.
In 2010, Dr. Strauss was appointed Vice Chairman for Research Administration, Ethics, and Policy and Deputy Director for Research at NYSPI. Dr. Strauss is also currently co-director of the HIV Center's Ethics Core, a member of the executive committee of the administrative council for the CU Center for Bioethics, a member of the CU Conflict of Interest Committee, Chair of Columbia's Standing Committee on the Conduct of Science. Since 2007 Dr. Strauss has been a member of the U.S. Department of Health Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Subjects Protecion. Dr. Strauss teaches research and professional ethics at NYSPI and Columbia. He lectures widely on research ethics.
In his office-based practice of general psychiatry, Dr. Strauss' expertise is in the combined psychotherapy and medication management of depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia spectrum disorders and in psychopharmacology consultation.
Medical School: Cornell University Medical College, M.D., 1981-1985
Residency: NYS Psychiatric Institute/Presbyterian Hospital, 1985-89
Board Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
• Combined psychopharmacology and psychotherapy of depression, bipolar disorder and psychotic disorders
• Research ethics and professional ethics
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