M. Elizabeth Sublette, M.D./PH.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Research Scientist, Department of Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology,
New York State Psychiatric Institute
M. Elizabeth Sublette received her M.D.Ph.D. from SUNY Downstate, where her thesis work concerned the purification and characterization of protein kinase C from bovine brain.
Dr. Sublette is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Award for Excellence in Clinical Psychiatry, (SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Department of Psychiatry and The Brooklyn Psychiatric Society); Outstanding Resident Award (Zucker Hillside Hospital); Janssen Psychiatry Resident Award of Excellence; and Outstanding Resident Award (National Institutes of Mental Health).
Following her psychiatry residency, Dr. Sublette was Chief of the Affective Disorders inpatient unit at Zucker Hillside Hospital before becoming an NIH T32 research fellow in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry department.
Dr. Sublette is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and a research scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Department of Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology. Her current research on the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on brain and mood is funded by the NIMH and by NARSAD.
Undergraduate: Manhattan School of Music, B.Mus., 1977
Graduate: Manhattan School of Music, M.M., 1978
Medical School: SUNY DownState, M.D., 1998
Doctoral Degree: SUNY DownState, PH.D., 1998
Residency: North Shore/Long Island Jewish/Zucker Hillside Hospital, Psychiatry Residency, 1998 - 2002
Fellowship: Columbia University Medical Center, Child Psychiatry Research Fellowship, 2004-2006
Board Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
• Mood Disorders
NYS Psychiatric Institute
Room 2714 Unit/Box:42
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
I am interested in the role of essential dietary fatty acids in the neurobiology of mood disorders and suicide risk.
1. Sublette ME, Hibbeln JR, Galfalvy H, Oquendo MA, Mann JJ : Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Essential Fatty Acid Status as a Predictor of Future Suicide Risk. American Journal of Psychiatry 2006;163: 1100-1102
2. Sublette ME, Russ MJ, Smith G : Evidence For a Role of the Arachidonic Acid Cascade in Affective Disorders: a Review. Bipolar Disorders Journal 2004;6: 95-105
3. Sublette ME, Bosetti F, DeMar JC, Ma K, Bell JM, Fagin-Jones S, Russ MJ, Rapoport SI.: Plasma free polyunsaturated fatty acid levels are associated with symptom severity in acute mania. Bipolar Disorders 2007;9: 759–765
4. Sublette, M.E., Milak, M.S., Hibbeln, J.R., Freed, P.J., Oquendo, M.A., Malone, K.M., Parsey, R.V., John Mann, J.: Plasma polyunsaturated fatty acids and regional cerebral glucose metabolism in major depression. Prostaglandins Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids 2009;80: 57-64
5. Sublette ME, Novick J: Essential Techniques for the Beginning Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. American Journal of Psychotherapy 2004;58(1): 67-75