David Kimhy, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology
Research Scientist V,
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Dr. David Kimhy is the Director of the Experimental Psychopathology Lab in the Department of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Dr. Kimhy’s work centers on two primary areas: 1) The use of translational approaches to elucidate the mechanisms of development and recovery from psychopathology in individuals with schizophrenia and related disorders; and 2) The development and dissemination of cognitive and behavioral interventions to improve affective, social and cognitive functioning.
Dr. Kimhy's funding includes research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Alliance for Research of Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders (NARSAD). Current studies focus on the impact of autonomic and emotion regulation on recovery from psychosis, the application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to improve psychotic symptoms, and use of aerobic exercise to improve cognitive functioning in individuals with schizophrenia. Dr. Kimhy has a part-time private practice in general adult and adolescent psychotherapy.
Undergraduate: The City College of New York, BA, 1991-1995
Graduate: Long Island University, PhD, 1997-2003
Internship: Hillside Hospital - Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 2002-2003
Fellowship: Columbia University, Schizophrenia Research, 2003-2006
Post-Graduate: Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy & Research, Beck Institute Scholar, 2007-2008
Board Certifications: Clinical Psychology (New York)
• Schizophrenia & Risk for Psychosis
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp)
NYS Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
Dr. Kimhy’s primary research interest focus on the integration of affective, cognitive and neurobiological models of self-regulation.
1. Kimhy D, Vakhrusheva J, Bartels MN, Armstrong HF, Ballon JS, Khan S, Chang RW, Hansen MC, Ayanruoh L, Lister A, Castrén E, Smith EE, Sloan RP: The Impact of Aerobic Exercise on Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Neurocognition in Individuals With Schizophrenia: A Single-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial. Schizophrenia Bulletin 2015;41: 859-868
2. Kimhy D, Tarrier N, Essock S, Malaspina D, Cabannis D, Beck AT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis - Training Practices and Dissemination in the United States. Psychosis 2013;5: 296-305
3. Kimhy D, Myin-Germeys I, Palmier-Claus J, Swendsen J: Mobile Assessment Guide for Research in Schizophrenia and Severe Mental Disorders. Schizophrenia Bulletin 2012;38: 386-395
4. Kimhy D, Delespaul P, Ahn H, Cai S, Shikhman M, Lieberman JA, Malaspina D, Sloan RP: Concurrent Measurement of "Real-World" Stress and Arousal in Individuals With Psychosis: Assessing the Feasibility and Validity of a Novel Methodology. Schizophrenia Bulletin 2010;36: 1131-1139
5. Kimhy D, Goetz R, Yale S, Corcoran S, Malaspina D: Delusions in Individuals with Schizophrenia: Factor Structure, Clinical Correlates, and Putative Neurobiology. Psychopathology 2005;38: 338-344